Relationships with and among students improves their learning, skill development, sense of belonging, graduation rates, and helps to reduce barriers for marginalized or overwhelmed students. This webpage shares Peter Felten’s work on the positive impact of relationships in higher education, as well as practical strategies and Carleton-specific resources for instructors.

In this video, Peter introduces Relationship-Rich Education:

Meet Peter Felten, PhD: Peter brought his expertise to Carleton as a Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in 2022-2023, and co-authored Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College with Leo M. Lambert.

Peter Felten is professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. Peter has written extensively about undergraduate education, including six books, and has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL).

Click on the following headings for information and practical strategies. All hyperlinks will open in a separate tab/window.

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