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Media Report for June 1-14, 2019

June 17, 2019   |  WFU News and Communications

The Wake Forest News Media Report for June 1-14, 2019 is now available online.

High-impact practices work

June 4, 2019   |  Inside Higher Ed

Research on student learning and success in college has produced compelling evidence that high-impact teaching practices benefit students greatly. Investment in faculty development and support is essential. Rethinking the teaching strategy for some or all of a course requires time, effort and a little courage. Institutional support helps. For example, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative at Wake Forest University regularly offers faculty development programming to promote high-impact practices, and the university makes course redevelopment grants available to interested faculty.

After a mass shooting, what does healing look like

June 7, 2019   |  The Christian Science Monitor

“Developmentally, I think there are now ways to handle situations like these,” says Samuel Gladding, professor of counseling at Wake Forest. “And it starts with recognizing the depth of people’s shock and disbelief. Individuals, those directly as well as indirectly involved, need to mourn and they especially need to participate in shared, community-based events. Many times it’s very helpful to participate in rituals, whether it’s singing or the laying of flowers or participating in religious services, or any kind of spiritual experience.”

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