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Engaging Students Through Building Community in the College Classroom discusses innovative and creative best practices, techniques, activities, and policies that can be used by college instructors to develop a sense of supportive and enhanced classroom community for students within college courses. Applying and extending concepts from Boyer’s SoTL and E. Barkley’s research on Student Engagement, a central theme explored is how and why the college instructor can be a facilitator for engaging students in active learning by promoting constructive classroom community through attitude, communication, and class policies and practices. Concepts presented can be used across disciplines.


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  • Subject
    • English

  • Event date
    • 11 November 2016

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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    • Author Biography:

      Ray-Lynn Snowden is an Associate Professor of Communication in the Communication, Media, & Journalism Department, College of Arts & Letters, at the University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus. She holds B.A., M.A., and J.D. degrees and is also ABD on her Ph.D. in Communication. She was in the first graduating class to earn the Graduate Certificate of Diversity from UNG in 2016. Her research interests include intercultural communication, gender communication, and alternative dispute resolution. She is a communication generalist who also teaches the following upper level courses: Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, Principles of Conflict Resolution, and is looking forward to teaching UNG’s first upper level Nonverbal Communication course in Spring of 2017. She can be reached at