Posts tagged adult education
Promoting a Growth Mindset for Student Success

Over the past 15-20 years, the education and business worlds have been increasingly invested in the research surrounding “growth mindsets.” The concepts of growth and fixed mindsets are based on decades of research by Stanford University professor Carol Dweck and colleagues, especially researchers associated with the Mindset Scholars Network. Dweck and her colleagues noted in their research that “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts).”1

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The Retention Dilemma with Graduate Programs

When you think about student attrition, is it ever in the context of graduate school? Probably not, but you should.  Undergrad retention rates hover around 50% and the same goes for masters and doctoral students. Colleges and Universities are more focused on their undergraduate attrition than what is happening in their graduate programs.   I had the fortunate circumstance of attending the Annual Meeting for the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools in early March (which, by the way, is a fantastic

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