Elevating Student Engagement in the Classroom

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
10:50 AM - 11:40 AM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Tips and hints on elevating student engagement in the classroom. In this session participants will actively participate in discussion and observe student engagement examples they can implement within their classroom


This is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Fostering Proactive Learning Environments.


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Michael Watson
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Store Director and Faculty Liaison, Gamecock iHUB

Michael Watson has more than 20 years of experience in higher education in various roles including instructional designer for graduate-level online leadership courses and departmental lead for leadership, communication, fashion marketing and management courses. Watson has initiated numerous articulation agreements between colleges, and was a subject matter expert for accreditation visits throughout the U.S. He serves as an active liaison between colleges and communities.

In conjunction with study abroad programs, Watson has led and taught retail and fashion forecasting courses in Milan, Italy. Additionally, he has coordinated fashion show production for Toronto Fashion Week, designed annual fundraising events for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte North Carolina, and spearheaded the creation, curation and installation of the faculty collaboration project for the grand opening of the Gambrell Center for Arts and Civic Engagement at Queens University.

Upon graduating from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Watson worked for a national retail department store chain, eventually becoming their youngest regional visual merchandising manager, whereupon he won national design awards for his visual displays and managed design teams during merger acquisitions. Watson also ran East Coast operations for the national teen retailer Hot Topic, leading more than 60 stores and 500 employees through rapid growth transitions and new store expansions.