Starting the semester with energy and enthusiasm is the motivation we all love to see in our students and faculty. Day Zero was created by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning to offer an additional boost to setting the stage for a successful semester.

Day Zero is a day of conversations about engagement, collaboration, well-being, community building, and more. The event offers discussion panels and quick but effective sessions about practical tips, best practices, and available resources to create a great start to the semester.

Program by Year, Click on  below ▼

Day Zero 2024 Program
Day Zero Program 2023
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Starting off on the Same Page - The Hostos Syllabus Template
Birds of a Feather Session
Connecting the Dots
Student Panel: Student Perspectives about Persistence, Inclusion, and Belonging
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Day Zero Program 2022
What helped us move forward and what did you learn about yourself?
What Held us Back?
How could we do things differently? What should we do next?
Recommend tips & strategies to acclimate to the New Normal?
Lessons Learned During the Pandemic: Obstacles and Triumphs
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Day Zero Program 2019
Research boosters - two women presenting
Class Survey
Engage Students Through Questions
Classroom Technology Benefits: Smartboards, iPads, and Lecture Capture
PANEL I : DEFINING SUCCESS & DEVELOPING A SENSE OF BELONGING & WELL BEING
The Memory Palace
Supporting Students as Critical Readers Critical Reading Activity
How to Use Twitter in the Classroom: One Minute Paper
Benefits & Applications of Student ePortfolio
Common Blackboard Problems and Solutions
PANEL II : CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: A 360° VIEW

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