Mindset Interventions to Promote Student Success [DELAYED]
- Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 8:15am to 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
Event has been delayed.
I am sorry to inform you that after many delays, United Airlines just cancelled Omid Fotuhi’s flight to Bozeman. Apparently they could not find a pilot for either of the last two flights to Bozeman.
Today’s Mindset workshop with Omid Fotuhi has been re-scheduled for Tomorrow, Thursday 12/17. All sessions will take place at the same times and same locations.
There will also be a “Make-Up” Plenary Session today, Wednesday 12/16 at 3:45pm in Ballroom C, for those who cannot attend Thursday’s Plenary Session.
I realize that this will obviously not work for everyone and I am very disappointed that this will not go off as planned. We expected close to 150 for the keynote and over 70 for each of the two workshops.
I apologize for the extremely late notice and will send out an updated schedule as soon as we get alternative plans made.
Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship
On December 16th, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Career & Student Employment Services and Center for Faculty Excellence will host a national expert in methods to increase college students’ motivation, engagement, and performance. Dr. Omid Fotuhi, the Project Manager for the College Transition Collaborative (CTC) – A Stanford-based research initiative that includes twenty partner schools, from Yale and Indiana University to Lewis and Clark College - will be giving a talk and conducting workshops for faculty and staff that day. Dr. Fotuhi will describe the efforts of the CTC research group to change students’ attitudes (mindsets) about learning. He will then provide specific techniques to use in interactions with students to effect similar changes in them. If you are interested in improving our students’ performance these sessions will be of interest to you. They are relevant to both faculty and staff. Dr. Fotuhi will give an introductory talk at 8:15am, followed by workshops throughout the day. RSVP required. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme: Mindset Interventions to Promote Student Success
The focus of education has traditionally been on providing students with the cognitive skills required to allow for mastery of core academic subjects. This approach has shaped the way we have come to view success in school and how we define an effective learner. Increasingly, education research is demonstrating the value of non-cognitive factors in student success. In his presentation, Dr. Omid Fotuhi from Stanford University, will explore the psychological vulnerabilities that some students, or groups of students, may be susceptible to, which lead to underperformance, disengagement, and discouragement. Importantly, Dr. Fotuhi will place these psychological factors in the context of equity and achievement gaps among minority and at-risk groups. Through workshops focused on the needs of both faculty and staff, Dr. Fotuhi will introduce a set of proven mindset interventions and strategies to help foster more adaptive mindsets, and explain how to effectively put these strategies into daily practice.