Who is Generation Z? Find out at April 21 program

April 18, 2017 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer



Determined. Innovative. Confident. These are some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, those born from 1995 to 2010. Some of these traits may look like the Millennial Generation; yet differ in their styles, preferences, concerns, affiliations, beliefs and motivations.

Learn who these “Gen Zers” are and how to better communicate with, relate to, and work with this emerging generational cohort.

“The UT community is invited to join the University Teaching Center for this special event, with speaker Dr. Corey Seemiller from Wright State University,” said Dr. Connie Shriner, vice provost with the University Teaching Center. “Dr. Seemiller will present on how today’s learner brings a new set of attributes and experiences to higher education.”

The “Who is Generation Z?” presentation will be held Friday, April 21, in Libbey Hall. The keynote luncheon will be from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a breakout session from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

The breakout session will feature discussions on communicating with students, designing assignments, in-class learning, assessment, instructional strategies, diversity/multiculturalism, and student conduct.

Seemiller has worked in higher education for more than 20 years in both faculty and administrative positions. She has taught and directed programs related to her areas of expertise, which include leadership, civic engagement, career development and social justice.

She is an assistant professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University and previously held roles including director of leadership, learning and assessment at OrgSync Inc., a campus management technology platform, and director of leadership programs at the University of Arizona.

In 2008, Seemiller cofounded the Sonoran Center for Leadership Development to offer affordable and accessible leadership development training for individuals and groups in southern Arizona.

She wrote “The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook” to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency growth with students. Seemiller also designed evaluation measurements for each competency, an online database that outlines leadership competencies needed by each academically accredited industry, a workbook, online competency self-assessment, and an iOS application.

Seemiller received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, and PhD in higher education from the University of Arizona.

RSVP for the program here.