Meeting the Millenial Generation Halfway: Reconceptualizing Faculty Work
Millennial students have come to college and have elicited two different characterizations. For some cultural observers, they are “self-absorbed, attention-deficit-disordered, digital addicts who disrespect authority and assume they can control what, when, and how they learn.” Others view them as “smart, self-assured, technology wizards who follow the rules and who are on their way to becoming the powerhouse generation” (Faculty Resource Network). Faced with these students in their classrooms, many faculty work hard to create and enhance learning experiences for these millennial students that take advantage of new ideas and pedagogies, such as non-traditional classrooms, service learning, experiential learning, immersion in language or community activities, use of contrasting technologies, cultural comparisons, and collaborative learning.
Laura L. Behling. "Meeting the Millenial Generation Halfway: Reconceptualizing Faculty Work" Network: A Journal of Faculty Development (2006).