Carey Dimmitt, professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Studies, will participate with faculty from 21 UMass Amherst departments in Commonwealth College’s Advanced Honors Seminars designed to prepare the college’s students for their independent research and capstone projects. Dr. Dimmitt’s seminar is titled "EffectiveTeaching PreK-16: What Works?"
The Advanced Honors Seminars cap the innovative Honors Seminar Series. Together, the seminars hone students’ critical interpretation skills and encourage them to consider carefully how data is presented. The courses introduce them to the value of interdisciplinary study and the expectations of being an honors student.
“The new Advanced Honors Seminars give students a chance to see how faculty identify and pursue questions worth asking,” said Priscilla Clarkson, dean of the college.