Power Lunch


  • Kendra Ogletree Cusaac
  • Psychology Instructor and Academic Coordinator
  • Opportunity Scholars Program

  • power point
  • Engaging Students
    Presentation Slides
  • Details

  • OCT 29
  • Mon 1:25pm - 2:15pm
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

  • This event is co-sponsored by TRIO Programs and the Center for Teaching Excellence.


In this time of instant gratification, short attention spans, and communicating in 140 characters or less, it seems more and more difficult to engage today’s students in the traditional classroom setting. Without having to transform into a technology-wiz, there are specific strategies that can engage students from the first class and help to sustain that engagement throughout the semester. The student who is engaged tends to attend class more regularly, participate more frequently in class, and will be more motivated to complete course requirements. In addition, the student who is engaged in the learning process will do just that...learn. This workshop will highlight specific strategies to engage students in small classrooms as well as in large lecture-hall style courses. Come learn ways to enhance your teaching style to help promote greater student engagement in your classes.

About the Facilitator

Kendra Ogletree Cusaac, Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology, is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist. For the past eight years, she has been teaching courses in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina. She also works with TRIO Programs at USC as Academic Coordinator for the Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP). She supervises and provides professional development training for the OSP teaching faculty, GTAs, tutors and mentors.