Research studies indicate that self-advocacy is a key factor in academic and life success. This lecture and discussion-based session focuses on the concept of self-advocacy as a foundation for improved long-term student success. The session will share current research findings and, primarily, discuss the philosophy of self-advocacy and how it can be incorporated into classroom teaching/learning without involving added effort.
Goals and Target Audience:
Target Audience: Faculty and Teacher Assistants
1. To identify factors that assist in or detract from student academic success.
2. To relate current self-advocacy research and its' impact on student success.
3. To review the benefits of self-advocacy to faculty and students alike.
4. To discuss simple methods and strategies for teaching "self-advocacy" style.