Summer Institute: Incorporating Concepts of Character into Your Class
“Character Day,” celebrated this year on September 13, gives campus communities the opportunity to talk about common values and character strengths that each member possesses and contributes. Within your class, there may be opportunities to incorporate activities and conversation around character. This program, presented by Illinois State faculty and staff, and coordinated by Heath Promotion and Wellness, can assist you in creating class sessions that allow students to understand the concept of character, assess their character strengths, and share in conversations about what character means. You’ll learn how to help students identify meaningful connections between themselves and their classmates and to reflect on how their values and strengths align with their actions and behaviors. Bring your course syllabus or outline and be prepared to brainstorm and discuss plans for your class with facilitators and colleagues. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.