Posts tagged higher education retention strategies
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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Six Steps to Impacting First-Year Retention Now

The “first-year experience” is a hot topic in higher ed.  If you are focused on new student fall to fall retention, you are entering a critical time.  Most obstacles and doubts have likely surfaced by now and in the spring term they will start to cement.  Missing home, program of study, social integration and finances are just some factors that come into play.  Reflecting on the fall term and identifying the predominant obstacles will lead to more effective student support

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