Dr. Daryl D. Green, Associate Professor of Business, Oklahoma Baptist University, and his co-presenter, Dr. Tracy Dunn, Business Dean, Benedict College, were named as regional award recipients of the 2022 Best of Region Presentation Award. Due to prior obligations, Dr. Dunn was unable to co-present with Dr. Green at this conference. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. Region #6 is comprised of universities and colleges from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
In his presentation, Dr. Green focused on the issue of how today’s educational institutions can produce greater learning outcomes for this generation of students. In 2020, many organizations, not only in academia, were challenged by the pandemic. As a result, they were required to modify existing strategies. Across the country, universities are concerned about how to improve student performance. Dr. Green’s presentation exhibited some innovative teaching practices targeted to engage today’s student population. Dr. Green explains, “I think we are underserving our students as educators if we do not understand their learning styles and make adjustments. Our students today are of Generation Z, who make up the most global, diverse and deliberate generation of all times.” Both Drs. Green and Dunn advocate for a student-centered approach to teaching in lieu of the traditional lecture-based teaching, which focuses more on the subject being taught rather than on the students who are expected to better understand the subject.
In this entertaining presentation, participants learned more about Gen Z students and how to leverage more student-engaging activities to produce greater learner outcomes. Most students can benefit from practical applications of theory. With that said, educators need to better understand this student generation to more effectively engage them in learning.
Green adds, “Today’s students need classes that show them how to connect with the real world, especially in business schools. Dr. Dunn and I bring a unique skillset to academia because of the substantial corporate experience in our careers. In our workshops, we show faculty how to engage their students.” Today’s Gen Z students need more ”hands on” real world exposure to connect classroom theories. Some of these active learning tactics include question-and-answer sessions, team led-discussions, experiential learning, and hands-on activities. Engagement activities get students involved in their own learning experiences.
As a result of winning this award, Drs. Green Dunn will advance to present at ACBSP Conference 2023, the Accreditation Council’s national conference, held in Chicago on June 29-May 2.
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