Facilitators: Susannah McGowan, Georgetown University; Peter Felten, Elon University
This interactive session connects the existing literature on educational development, the emerging literature on academic hope, and our study of several hundred faculty involved in reforming gateway courses to consider how hope factors into the work of both faculty and developers. We will explore how hope supports and sustains change towards more inclusive and effective pedagogical practices. Participants in this session will (we hope!) deepen their understanding of the characteristics of academic hope that are particularly salient for faculty and educational development, and also sketch a plan for integrating practices related to hope into their own work.