Office Hours with John Gardner
David Arendale helps underrepresented students strengthen skills to succeed in postsecondary education. He shares the history of his innovative work in supplemental instruction and how it improves grades and feeling of belonging.
David R. Arendale, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Minnesota (UMN). Arendale is Co-convener of Colleagues of Color for Social Justice and editor of the EOA Best Practices Clearinghouse. At UMN, he led a team that developed the Peer Assisted Learning program for courses throughout the curriculum. Arendale investigates the history and best practices of equity programs, learning assistance, and academic interventions supporting improved student achievement and persistence. For more than two decades, Arendale taught an introductory global history course which he embedded with best practices of learning. At the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Arendale was National Project Director of Supplemental Instruction. Current research and publications are available at www.arendale.org and his podcasts and social media are at www.davidmedia.org