Environmental Science and Policy
What will improve attendance at Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P) lectures? What is it that motivates some students to attend while others don’t care? After polling students and professors about their behaviors regarding ES&P lectures, it is clear that if professors recommend attending lectures to their students, more will attend, even if the topic is not related to class. Recommendations for the steering committee of the ES&P program, are to discuss the benefit from attending and to encourage attendance within their class. ES&P is such a broad program that students of all majors can benefit from attending ES&P lectures. The environmental issues that this world faces are large and it will take collaboration from all different kinds of people (and all majors) to rework current practices.
©2011 Kelsea Thornton
Thornton, Kelsea, "“Why Would I Want to Attend That?” Motivating Students to Attend ES&P Lectures" (2011). Class Project, Smith College, Northampton, MA.