As educators, we often hesitate to involve ourselves in the emotional lives of our students. Many of us think it’s too messy and we fear it may be a Pandora’s box — once it is opened, we may never get it closed again. When we think of student success, we may first think of tutoring, developmental courses, or reading and writing skills. While each of these skills is essential, a student’s emotional state is, in many ways, a very important precursor because it can affect one of the most influential and adaptable tools in their college success toolbox: their desire to succeed!
Join us to discover the relationships between attrition risk factors and non-cognitive barriers to success. Faculty and staff on your campus will explore the issues of self-efficacy, social capital, and locus of control. Participants will leave with practical strategies they can begin using immediately to help students develop emotional skills that lead to success.
- Be able to define common terms in the discussion of non-cognitive factors such as self-efficacy, social capital, and locus of control
- Differentiate between the common terms and understand how they are related to each other
- Discover the connection between attrition risk factors and non-cognitive barriers to success
- Receive tools for measuring these emotional states with correlations to first-semester GPA and attrition
- Learn about programmatic strategies for helping students to develop the emotional skills that lead to success
- 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
- Vice President of Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Vice President of Student Affairs
- Dean of Instruction
- Dean of Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Retention Specialist
- First Year Experience Coordinators