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Being There: The Role of Faculty Presence in Student Engagement

Citation: Being There: The Role of Faculty Presence in Student Engagement. (2018). 16(6)



How do you know when you’re connecting with students? A body of literature examines the concept of presence, and for faculty members, it means more than just showing up for class. It involves transitioning from being the “expert in the room” to taking an active role in addressing students’ needs. This issue of The Toolbox looks at using presence to boost your connection with students.


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