The last two freshman classes have broken records for size and diversity. Members participated in a convivial discussion of how these changes will impact teaching and learning at UW-Madison. Panelists addressed three relevant issues:
- What the incoming first-years are like (Nathan Phelps, FIG program);
- How summer session can (or cannot) help this bolus of students graduate on time (Aphra Mednick, Summer Term and Precollege Programming), and;
- Since larger cohorts imply more dependence on online and large enrollment classes, what do data say about learning in these environments (Matt Hora, Adult and Higher Education).