Teaching Gen Z Topic of Feb. 21 Forum

February 17, 2020 | UToday
By Staff

“Gen Z Goes to College: Strategies for Teaching a New Generation” will be discussed at the Future of Higher Education Forum Friday, Feb. 21.

Dr. Angela Paprocki, assistant provost for curriculum and development, will deliver the talk, which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Carlson Library Room 1005.


“As we look around the world today, it’s obvious how different it is from 10 years ago,” Paprocki said. “Yet when you walk down the hall of a university or college and peer into the classrooms, most appear unchanged. Sure, they may be equipped with computers and have some other technology, but, predominantly, we still see the same thing, students are sitting in rows with the instructor lecturing in front of them.

“While everything outside of the university is changing at a rapid pace, we continue to expect our students to engage in an education system that has, for the most part, remained relatively unchanged.”

Paprocki will address how to reach the new generation of students.

“In this session, participants will discover ways to create the conditions necessary to help students thrive by examining how to create engaging learning environments that change how educators develop, empower and relate to today’s students,” she said.

Since joining UToledo in 2006, Paprocki has held various leadership positions in academic and student affairs. As assistant provost for curriculum and development, she oversees the University Teaching Center and works closely with faculty on course design to assist with developing classes that meet the needs of today’s students.

The Future of Higher Education Forums are sponsored by the Office of the Provost.

Forums are held monthly throughout the academic year. Visit the Office of the Provost website to see upcoming topics, as well as to view past forums.

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Thompson, vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of public health, at amy.thompson4@utoledo.edu.

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