How to Make the Most of the First Day of Class


The How to Make the Most of the First Day of Class workshop was one of four programs that the Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center hosted to help prepare EMU faculty for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Through this programming, we intended to give attendees the tools to maximize success in the coming semester and to navigate the "new normal" to the best of their ability. For more information about our other programs for the month of August 2022, please visit the links below.

Syllabus Trading Zone

Returning to Teaching: Lessons Learned while Navigating the New Normal

Working with Struggling Students





In this workshop, FDC Director (and political science professor) Jeffrey Bernstein invited participants for some lunchtime conversation about how to make the most effective use of the First Day of Class.  Participants were asked to bring good ideas to share with the group, or come to learn from what others are doing.  

Laughing students in a lecture hall


We are excited to have ran programming such as this one to help prepare EMU faculty for the 2022-23 school year.

To learn about more programming that we offered in August 2022, please visit our Events page