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Spring 2023 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

March 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Meeting students where they are & Maintaining Academic Standards: Can they co-exist?


Our theme this semester is “Meeting students where they are and maintaining Academic Standards: Can they co-exist?”. These two paradigms operate in the same system (higher education) and are often framed as being in opposition to each other.  Can we maintain the ideal (i.e., Academic Standards and rigor) while taking a pragmatic approach that serves the needs of today’s students (i.e., meeting students where they are)? We may want to frame our conversation around the following questions:

  • What does it mean to “meet students where they are”?
  • In what ways is meeting students where they are interrelated with Academic Standards and rigor?
  • Can we accomplish both (meet students where they are AND maintain Academic Standards and rigor)? Do we have strategies for both?


Co-sponsored by the Dept. of History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Pedagogy Circle is a forum where faculty gather to discuss what they love most – issues and problems relevant to teaching practices. Participants bring valuable insights and input to these meetings, but also benefit – through discussion, shared teaching tips, etc.

For more information visit the Pedagogy Circle webpage.


Virtual via Zoom. Register for connection information.


This forum is open to all faculty. In-coming faculty who are new to teaching are especially welcome, as are LTLs and CLs.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.


March 8, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Join your colleagues to meeting students where they are and maintaining academic standards.