Practical Tactics for Building Academic Grit

Last updated March 25, 2016

Course Length

1h 28m

Last Updated

March 25, 2016

Practical Tactics for Building Academic Grit

Last updated March 25, 2016


Help students build their academic grit by identifying resiliency challenges and offering them practical solutions. Whether you are pointing students toward campus resources or coaching students directly, you will leave this training better able to promote success and persistence. You will learn interventions that you can start using immediately both in person and online to help students:

  • Build self-efficacy in the classroom
  • Improve faculty interaction skills
  • Overcome life barriers
  • Integrate into campus life and culture

“Sue was very articulate and the flow of the webcast was excellent. I felt engaged and even though I have more than 10 years in higher ed, I took away new ideas.”
Anne Marie Hodges, Chamberlain College of Nursing

“It was very helpful! I especially appreciated the interactive activity. It was handled very well. Going through the specific questions or suggestions you might give to a student helped me ground the general advice that the presenter gave.”
Carolina De la Rosa, Student Engagement Specialist, SUNY Plattsburgh

Who should attend?

Frontline retention staff in need of strategies to assess and build academic grit will benefit from this training. Professionals who partner with faculty on retention efforts will also take away key approaches to building non-cognitive skills to break down common student barriers.