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Sense of Purpose and Sense of Belonging for Success - Coming Soon!






Marianne Fallon

Course Description

Students who feel as if they are impostors or not cut out for school limit their potential success. Similarly, students who do not see how their schoolwork connects to a purpose beyond themselves are less likely to persist in their education. In this class, we will explore how you can help students believe that they belong and that their learning connects to a greater purpose. By their nature, these interventions also build community and trust.

Instructor Information

Marianne Fallon

Marianne Fallon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Fallon has published articles in Teaching of Psychology and has presented pedagogical research at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Eastern Psychological Association. She has also authored Writing Up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences with Sense Publishers. Ever mindful of student success, Dr. Fallon has mentored many undergraduates (several of whom have won local and regional awards for their research), founded the peer tutoring program in Psychological Science, and serves as the faculty advisor for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology. She won the Connecticut State University Trustees Teaching Award in 2010 and has been named a finalist for Central Connecticut State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice.

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