Prepare first-year students for success by improving their academic grit.
A student’s ability to succeed in higher education is not solely based on entrance exams and test scores. Research indicates that you can retain first-year students—especially at-risk or underprepared students—by helping them improve essential non-cognitive skills to increase academic grit. Do you know which non-cognitive skills to target and how?
Join us online to learn how to promote persistence and performance by helping first-year students apply assessment-based strategies to improve four key non-cognitive skills:
Following this webcast you will receive a toolkit with resources to help you use non-cognitive assessment data with first-year students, including checklists and a sample goal-setting chart.
Student affairs professionals looking to improve retention and academic grit of first-year students will benefit from this webcast. This program is ideal for academic support professionals, facilitators of first-year student programs, academic advisors, and student retention coordinators.
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After participating in this webcast, you will be able to assist first-year students in building an educational action plan to improve academic grit.
Paul assists in coordinating student success efforts at the University of Utah in addition to his roles as professor, training director for graduate counseling programs, and director of institutional research. He currently serves as the editor of the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Paul consults with institutions on the topic of non-cognitive skill testing and teaching and has written numerous articles and presented nationally on the topic of student success. Recently Paul was selected as a 2013–2014 American Council on Education Fellow. Prior to coming to the University of Utah, Paul held faculty appointments at Southern Illinois University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He also served as the director of the Career Transitions Research department at ACT in Iowa City. Paul is the past chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology and has served on the Advisory Board for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
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