Renowned speaker to discuss helping today’s students realize potential

Internationally recognized professor Connie Staley will be featured as part of the Provost’s Speaker Series on Transformations in Teaching and Learning.

Staley, a professor of communication and director of the Freshman Seminar Program at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, will discuss “Mission Possible: Teaching Strategies to Help Today’s Students Realize their Potential,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. March 28 in Havasupi A/B in the University Union.

Staley will engage faculty in looking at the challenges faced in teaching today’s students and in exploring “practical, innovative strategies for use in their own classrooms.”

“Dr. Staley’s work has transformed the ways many faculty approach their teaching of undergraduates,” Provost Liz Grobsmith said. “We are very fortunate to have her help us learn from her work.”

Staley is the author of multiple books about university teaching, including Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lectern and a text for first-year students, FOCUS on College Success.

The Provost’s Speaker Series brings internationally known figures to campus to discuss with faculty NAU’s strategic goal of being a learning-centered environment where all students can thrive.