Student Engagement Scholar to speak at Mississippi State

September 4, 2018

Dr. George D. Kuh, renowned scholar and co-founder of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), will share his insights on student engagement during his visit to Mississippi State on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Over the course of two public lectures co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Maroon & Write Quality Enhancement Plan, Kuh will speak on why engagement matters and how faculty and university professionals can foster engagement in students.

During his lecture “Student Engagement: Why It Matters & Best Practices,” Kuh will focus on the importance of student engagement and how it can impact student learning. This lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Foster Ballroom in the Colvard Student Union from 10-11:30 a.m. In his second lecture of the day, “How to Use Writing & Other Strategies,” Kuh will discuss how writing and other strategies can be used to impact student engagement. This lecture will be held in the Foster Ballroom from 2-3 p.m.

Over the course of his career, Kuh has been influential in the areas of student engagement, assessment strategies, and institutional improvement, and he has written and delivered hundreds of publications and presentations on these topics. He is a Founding Director, Senior Scholar, and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). He is currently an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Illinois and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University.