• Jimmie Gahagan
  • Director,
    Student Engagement
  • Dottie Weigel
  • Assistant Director,
    Student Engagement

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • November 5, 2014
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


As educators, we want students to make lasting connections between course material and real-world application. One way to accomplish this goal is through critical reflection. Join us as we explore ways to promote reflection through a variety of classroom and beyond the classroom activities. Incorporating meaningful reflection not only enhances student learning, but can also make teaching more enjoyable. Participants will gain practical strategies for incorporating reflection into the curriculum and helping students apply knowledge in new contexts.

About the Facilitators

Jimmie Gahagan currently serves as the Director for Student Engagement at the University of South Carolina (USC), where he also teaches a University 101 class designed to increase first-year student success. He has presented and published widely on such topics as the Sophomore-Year Experience, Creating Learning Outcomes, Residential Learning Initiatives, Peer Leadership, the First-Year Experience, and Student Retention. Jimmie received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina.

Dottie Weigel is the Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Service-Learning. She has presented at several national conferences and published on topics such as student development theory and transition in the first year of college. Dottie holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of South Carolina and earned a bachelor's degree in English from King College and a master's degree in student development from Appalachian State University.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Promoting Students' Integrative Learning through Reflection