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1 DEVELOPING AND ENGAGING A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS: CULTIVATING THE HABITS OF MIND FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND LIFELONG LEARNING Presenter: Laurie Hazard

2 Webinar Objectives Theories of Personality and Motivation that inform student success To identify affective variables that mediate success To help students identify roadblocks to growth and development To identify the habits of mind for academic success and lifelong learning To examine ways on campus that these habits can be cultivated

3 Psychology of Adjustment Definition of Psychology New students must adjust their mental processes (mindset) and behaviors (strategies) to be successful in college in four areas: Academic Social Emotional Intellectual

4 Academic Adjustment I quickly learned that the rigorous academic program would require more time and effort than my other school. Not to mention a complete overhaul of my studying techniques. The first thing that hit me was that I was no longer able to get the most potential of studying when I try to study in my room. I would need to go to the Library or any quiet study lounge. Transfer Student, Bryant University Hazard & Nadeau (2013), Foundations for Learning 3 rd edition, Prentice-Hall

5 Intellectual Adjustment Before coming to college, diversity was a rarely talked about subject in any school I had ever attended. To be honest I was ashamed of this. It was as if diversity was an ugly subject that no one wanted to talk about. It was a refreshing surprise when the first day I walked onto campus here that there was a banner in the Student Union that said something to do with diversity. Until I attended college I was not aware of all that diversity truly meant and what further helped was the class exercise we did on diversity and discrimination. When I had to sit down and examine if I had been discriminated against in my life, and I realized that I had, it made me understand diversity even more and it made the issue hit home even more. First-Year Student, Bryant University Hazard & Nadeau (2013), Foundations for Learning, 3 rd edition, Prentice-Hall

6 Social Adjustment Some of my successes this semester were that I was able to make great friends and fit into a group where I feel absolutely comfortable. Having that support system in place, whether it is to have fun or to bounce thoughts off of is a key component to make it through whatever choices one makes in life. First-Year Student, Bryant University Hazard & Nadeau (2013), Foundations for Learning 3 rd edition, Prentice-Hall

7 Emotional Adjustment The beginning of the school year was stressful. I had to perform well in all of my roles, and there were a lot of people expecting a lot from me. First, I have my family who is expecting me to graduate with honors. They have high expectations because I am the oldest of five siblings and my parents want me to be the best example for my siblings to follow. Then, there are two people who have generously offered to pay for some of my education. They have high expectations of me because they want to see me succeed in the future. I have a boss who relies on me for a lot of his daily tasks. And then, I have my husband who is usually waiting for me to go home and have dinner ready for him. Transfer Student, Bryant University Hazard & Nadeau (2013), Foundations for Learning 3 rd edition, Prentice-Hall

8 Feeling Like A Fraud Imposter Syndrome “I still believe,” confessed Mike Myers, “that at any time the No-Talent Police will come and arrest me.” Myers is not alone. The question is, why do so many clearly smart, capable, successful people feel like intellectual frauds who are merely impersonating a competent person? Dr. Peggy McIntosh, Wellesley College Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women

9 Self-Concept The thoughts, feeling, attitudes and behaviors that encompass who we are. Roger’s called this the “phenomenal field.” Changes over the lifespan Openness to Experience/Remove Obstacles Toward growth I am FILL IN THE BLANK Academic self-concept

10 So, I went to this bar…… Beer in my in college years Vodka and cranberry in my twenties Red wine in my thirties Whisky in my forties?? It’s an acquired taste!

11 A Student’s Phenomenal Field Prof. Hazard showed little sympathy last year in my parents divorce, my depression and sickness (swine flu that lead to pneumonia). Even though I had an exam grade average of a B- she took away the entire 20% participation without letting me know that I was at risk of losing such a large chunk of my grade. When I would let her know why I was missing she would only send feel better emails, not please come see me etc. I thought I was being excused. Senior Student, Bryant University

12 Generation Me Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D. The results of twelve studies on generational differences based on data from 1.3 Americans Focus on those born in 70’s, 80’s, 90’s Those now from elementary school to thirty-somethings Fall of social rules/rise of the individual Shift from obedience, good manners, and loyalty to religion to the “Do Your Own Thing” parenting Be independent, happy, open-minded

13 Rise of Narcissism Overly self-focused Lack of empathy More likely to feel hostile, anxious, compromise health More likely to fight with friends and family In 1950’s, 12% of teens agreed with the statement, “I am an important person.” By the late 80’s, 80% agreed with this statement The average college student in 2006 scored higher in narcissism than 65% of students in 1987: a 2/3 increase in less than 20 years I deserve an “A” on this paper. I never get B’s.

14 Roger’s Theory Unconditional Positive Regard: Warmth, liking, respect, sympathy, acceptance, and feeling “prized” Conditions Necessary for Change: Congruence, positive regard, empathic understanding, remove obstacles toward growth Parental Practices: Degree of Acceptance (warmth, interest, significance), Permissiveness and Punishment (clear demands which are enforced) Democratic Practices (extensive set of rules, zealous in enforcing them, recognize rights and opinions of child

15 Ought-Self vs. Ideal Self Duties Responsibilities Obligations Agitated Related Emotions Hopes Dreams Desires Dejection Related Emotions

16 The Case of Matt Foundations for Learning (FFL 101): Matt’s Whisky Emotional Academic Social Intellectual

17 As I’m sure you are slightly curious, what made me come to this revelation was while I was trying to apply myself, I realized I just can’t study properly on my own; I’m just not cut out for this. I have always known that, so it isn’t a big shock. Honestly, I don’t think I am, and never thought I was, going to make it through all four years of college anyway, it’s not for me. I need to just shut up and do this class, no matter how pointless I may think it is; what’s it matter anyhow, even if I learn one thing all year it wouldn’t be a total waste of time. Learning is learning, whether I know I’m doing it or not. ~ First-Year Student, Bryant University

18 Sense of Belonging Beyond “How To” Content vs. Process Cognitive Restructuring Congruence Habits of the Mind

19 Academic Success “Know It All” Attitude Life Long Learning My Dissertation 1. Possess Humility

20 Academic Success Tutoring Lifelong Learning Technology 2. Ask for Help

21 Academic Success Get Involved Lifelong Learning Reorganization Writing 3. Ability to Take Risks and Change

22 Academic Success Advising Lifelong Learning Cancer 4. Cultivate Critical Thinking Skills

23 Academic Success Friends Lifelong Learning Divorce 5. Form Healthy Relationships and Practice Healthy Habits

24 Academic Success I study a lot Lifelong Learning Manager 6. Develop a Heightened Consciousness and Self-Consciousness

25 Academic Success Procrastination Lifelong Learning Getting children to bed on time 7. Manage Time And Behavior

26 Academic Success Diwali Lifelong Learning Restaurant 8. Respect Diversity

27 Academic Success Alcohol transport She gave me a “B” Lifelong Learning Walmart PSY 353 9. Take Responsibility

28 Academic Success Change habits Fixed Lifelong Success Construction 10. Develop a Growth Mindset

29 Where Do We Do This On Campus? Mission Orientation First-Year Experience Programs Advising Learning Assistance Counseling Faculty Development Classroom

30 Assessment, Faculty Development, The Classroom Factors Course Improved040506070809 13 Satisfaction with University5.565.705.565.755.785.69 11 Sense of Belonging and Acceptance 5.52 5.505.645.605.50 8 Knowledge of Academic Services 4.674.965.175.195.375.29 9 Managing Time and Priorities4.314.614.604.764.834.74 7 Knowledge of Campus Policies4.294.594.944.614.854.71 4 Connections with Faculty4.284.554.654.744.824.74 14 Engaging Pedagogy4.134.534.484.614.704.69 1 Study Strategies4.014.354.344.444.464.44 5 Connections with Peers3.914.234.114.394.484.45 3 Critical Thinking3.824.214.204.364.434.37 6 Out-of-Class Engagement3.774.123.974.154.424.31 15 Overall Course Effectiveness3.774.244.214.414.454.34 12 Usefulness of Course Readings 3.714.214.204.304.184.32 10 Knowledge of Wellness3.594.074.024.274.434.23 2 Academic and Cognitive Skills3.514.003.833.984.004.06 Level of Effort in Course3.984.124.144.354.414.53

31 Additional Resources Hazard & Nadeau (2013), Foundations for Learning, 3 rd edition, Prentice-Hall. http://impostorsyndrome.com/blog/?p=30 http://www.wcwonline.org/content/view/653/214/ http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Americans-Confident-Assertive- Entitled/dp/0743276981 http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Americans-Confident-Assertive- Entitled/dp/0743276981 http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/selfesteem.htm http://mindsetonline.com/abouttheauthor/index.html http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=118396&WT.mc_id=U SNSF_51&WT.mc http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=118396&WT.mc_id=U SNSF_51&WT.mc http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-01-18- littlelearning18_ST_N.htm_ev=click

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