Educating today’s students:
a conversation across generations
October 11, 2016 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, LIB 400
The UNTHSC classroom today is composed of millennial students (born after 1982), who represent the typical student attending college; Generation Xers (born between 1961 and 1981), who are the “nontraditional students” returning to college, perhaps after beginning or raising a family; and possibly Baby Boomers (born between 1943 and 1960) pursuing a second career or entering the workforce after raising a family. The faculty member most likely represents Generation X or Baby Boomer age categories. A few faculty members may even be of the silent generation, those born between 1925 and 1942. (From Strauss W, Howe N. Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584-2069. New York: Quill; 1992.)
What are the differences between generations and how they communicate, especially in the classroom? How can we turn those differences into opportunities? What is your role in understanding generational differences and how can you improve relationships?
Join us for coffee and conversation about generational diversity and how understanding it allows educators to maximize student learning through the promotion of educators’ and students’ valuing each other’s personal histories, characteristics, and learning needs. This session is part of the School of Health Profession’s Faculty Development Program but is open to other participants via registration.
Would you like to know How Millennial Are You? Take this quiz from the Pew Research Center.
The session will feature a cross-generational panel: