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1 Don Fraser Professor, Durham College Making Your Mark Seminars For further information please contact: Don or Lisa Fraser www.makingyourmark.com Student Motivation: The Key to Improving Retention and Student Success

2 Durham College Ontario 1974 1,500 students 2011 Durham and UOIT 14,000 students

3 Don Fraser 30 years Professor at Durham College, ON 25 years student retention Ontario Colleges’ Committee on Retention Making Your Mark Seminars Student Motivation, Retention, High- Performance Learning and Teaching delivered to 350+ colleges 35,000 college staff

4 There are three things to remember about education. The first is motivation. The second is motivation. The third is motivation. - Terrell Bell, former Secretary of Education

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6 1974 and 1985 Thunderbolt

7 Thunderbolt Thinking 1974: The President’s Motivator - Fear No more problems or ………

8 Thunderbolt Thinking 1974: The President’s Motivator - Fear No more problems or ……… AND… Do whatever it takes! There are no rules!

9 The proper question is not, “How can we motivate others?” but rather, “How can we create the conditions within which others will motivate themselves?” - Edward Deci, Why We Do What We Do

10 5 Key Student Questions on Day 1 Durham College 1974

11 5 Key Student Questions on Day 1 Right Start to College/Program Seminar Durham College 1974 1.What’s going to happen today? Expectations Expectations: 2.Who’s sitting beside me? Classmates, cohort 3.Who’s teaching me? Faculty team

12 5 Key Student Questions on Day 1 Right Start to College Seminar Durham College 1974 1.What’s going to happen today? Expectations Expectations: 2.Who’s sitting beside me? Classmates, cohort 3.Who’s teaching me? Faculty team 4.What’s the educational and career vision? Do I understand it? Believe it? Want it? 5.What do I have to do to be successful? Can I be successful? Support…..? Alumni Success Stories? 6. Other

13 Student Motivation: The Key to Improving Retention and Student Success Agenda 1.My Background and Your Perspective: Thunderbolt Thinking 2.Motivation Theory: Drive by Daniel Pink 3.Moving from motivation to action to behavior 4.Research and Results 5.High-Performance Behavior Change: Change or Die by Alan Deutschman 6.Top 10 Factors in Student Motivation and Retention: Partnership, Care, Capable, Career, Confidence, First Impressions, Follow Up Day 1 to Graduation, Quality Curriculum, Quality Teaching, Student Services 7.The Right Start to College: Student Motivation 8.Best Practices in Student Motivation and Retention 9.High-Performance Learning and Self-Management Skills 10.Making Your Mark: College and Career Success Skills 11.Keep the Box, Poke the Box, Build a New Box 12.Resources 13.What’s next?

14 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Extrinsic Motivation vs Intrinsic Motivation

15 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Extrinsic Motivation Carrots and Sticks 1.They can extinguish intrinsic behavior. 2.They can diminish performance. 3.They can crush creativity. 4.They can crowd out good behavior, 5.They can encourage, shortcuts and unethical behavior. 6.They can become addictive. 7.They can foster short term thinking.

16 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Intrinsic Motivation The Three Elements Autonomy Purpose Mastery of Skills

17 Jamaica: Students’ Big 4 If you could teach your faculty about student motivation, what would you teach them?

18 Jamaica: Students’ Big 4 Don’t be boring We know who you are. We want you to know who we are. We use technology every day, why can’t you use it more in the classroom. Why is this important to us today, tomorrow and in our future careers?

19 What Motivates Students? Fear Pride Peers/Parents Opportunity Deadlines/Penalties Grades Knowledge/Skills/Values/Interests Future/Career Confidence Experience Money Competition Independence

20 Perspective is everything. Opportunity….. Drop your baggage

21 Perspective is everything. Opportunityisnowhere

22 Perspective is everything from loneliness to belonging self-doubtself-confidence career indecisioncareer vision values conflict commitment procrastinationjust do it boredomengaged rejectionacceptance fear of successachievement fear of failureconfidence

23 just another course high-performance career $ the parts the whole content driven career vision driven course outline skill profile, job market narrow focus big picture academic content my future, pride, passion 2.0 high-performance learning grades me inc and the 8 cornerstones external motivation internal motivation workload commitment, 2000 hours Motivating Students: A Change in Mindset

24 Capture Student Motivation Positive, Professional Atmosphere Great 1st Impression Ease Anxiety and Fears Get to Know Classmates and Faculty Introduce Learning Community Educational and Career Vision High-Performance Change Professionals-in-Training Self-Management Skills Student Success Skills Making Your Mark Communication/Feedback 3 Keys to High-Performance Change 1. Relate 2. Reframe 3. Repeat

25 The Results Right Start to College Seminar Student Motivation- Confidence +19% improvement (8 weeks later) in students believing they will graduate, NISOD, Innovations Abstracts, Vol.xxvi, No. 16. Classroom Atmosphere, motivated and committed students Academic Program Culture and Quality Word on the Street/Marketing + Facebook Enrolment KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Program Cost/Efficiencies Mohawk College, Loyalist College, SAIT Florida State College- “First Class” The Challenge of Institutional Change

26 The Three Factors Alan Deutschman 1.Relate 2.Reframe 3.Repeat Fear gets attention, it doesn’t get change

27 Relate Reframe Positive Context Professional-in- Training Partnership Who are you? Who are we? Where are we going? How can we get there within a professional-in-training/ learning community partnership? How will this be valuable in my career and life?

28 Repetition the number of days to change a habit the number of hours to develop the 1st level of high performance change

29 Repetition21-45 the number of days to change a habit the number of hours to develop the 1st level of high performance change

30 Repetition21-45 the number of days to change a habit 2,000 the number of hours to develop the 1st level of high performance change

31 Top 10 Factors in Student Motivation and Retention SM = P [C4 + Fl + FU + QC + QT + SS] Self-Management Skills Student Motivation = Retention Student Motivation #1 Factor in Retention Career Vision and Relationship #1 and #2 Factors in Student Motivation Self-Management #1 Factor in Career Success

32 Top 10 Factors in Student Motivation and Retention SM = P [C4 + Fl + FU + QC + QT + SS] Self-Management Skills SM Student Motivation P Partnership C1 Care C2 Capable C3 Career C4 Confidence FI First Impressions FU Follow Up Day 1 to Graduation QC Quality Curriculum QT Quality Teaching SS Student Services Self-Management Skills

33 Partnership Factor 1 Students Faculty Student Services Recruiting/Admissions Support Staff Management Student Associations Residences Industry/Accreditation Advisory Committees Alumni Family Financial Resources, Government, …….

34 Care Factor 2 Smile Body Language, Mirror Neurons Name, Tags, Tents Listening Support, Icebreakers Do you know me/my story? Best Practice: Dr. Griff BP: Brian Little: ‘The 5.0 Harvard Professor How’s it going? Rate out of /10

35 Capable Factor 3 Do you see who I can become? Focus on strengths, not weaknesses. Building Competencies.

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38 Career Factor 4 Me Inc & The 8 Cornerstones of High Performance Careers

39 The 8 Cornerstones of Me Inc. Credit: Making Your Mark, 9th edition, Lisa Fraser

40 Coaching Confidence Factor 5

41 There’s only one chance to make a first impression. Factor 6 The Right Start to College Seminar

42 The Right Start to College Seminar

43 More First Things First First Expectation First Connection, Relationship First Motivation First Behavior Pattern, Habits First Tradition, Assignment First Result, Feedback, KPI

44 9 am Comfort Level: 4/10 “Ready to make a fresh start” “Wondering if I made a big mistake” “Overwhelmed” “Excited” “About to cry” “Having second thoughts” “Anxious”

45 4 pm Comfort Level: 9/10 “Excited about the possibilities” “Comfortable, positive” “More confident” “Well informed” “The day met my expectations” “It’s not going to be easy, but it’s achievable, with the right approach”

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47 Agenda Name Tent/tag Program Handbook College Day Timer Making Your Mark Student Association/Orientation Information Student Services Information The Right Start Seminar Kit 9th edition, Lisa Fraser

48 Career Vision Industry Overview Job Sectors Skill Profile Work Experience (Co-op, Volunteer) Program of Studies Accreditation Alumni Success Stories

49 Program Handbook Welcome from Faculty Faculty Bios Industry Overview /Job Market Career Vision/Skill Profile Program of Studies Experimental Learning Key Dates Accreditation Professional Resources Advisory Resources Advisory Committee Alumni Success Stories

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51 The Results Right Start to College Seminar Student Motivation- Confidence +19% improvement (8 weeks later) in students believing they will graduate, NISOD, Innovations Abstracts, Vol.xxvi, No. 16. Classroom Atmosphere, motivated and committed students Academic Program Culture and Quality Word on the Street/Marketing + Facebook Enrolment KPI (Key Performance Indicators) Program Cost/Efficiencies Mohawk College, Loyalist College, SAIT Florida State College- “First Class” The Challenge of Institutional Change

52 Best Practices Day 2 to Graduation Factor 7 Leadership Camp

53 Maximizing Motivation Academic program Twitter Grad success stories Program Web page: Video Alumni Feedback 1st day, 1st month, 1st semester Core advisor: pre- semester in-home student visit Local alumni/first year students summer reception (Queens University) Great books/library and web resources Alumni-Student Sport Management Program Conference

54 Maximizing Motivation Social activities by program Periodic check ins: ‘how’s it going’ pg.19 Linking students to support systems Relevant, current curriculum + skill profile Quick grading turnaround and feedback Back-on-track program Pre-exam Study Guide Seminar Conferences, field trips, program bulletin boards Service Learning, Internship

55 Program Academic Handbook Curriculum Factor 8 Welcome from Faculty Faculty Bios Industry Overview /Job Market Career Vision/ Skill Profile/Learning Outcomes Program of Studies/Curriculum Experimental Learning Key Dates Accreditation Professional Resources Advisory Resources Advisory Committee Alumni Success Stories

56 The 8 Cornerstones of High Performance Teaching Factor 9 First Impression The Power of the Faculty Team, Program Culture The Power of Who, Relationship The Power of Why The Power of Belief, Expectation, Confidence The Power of What, Content, Curriculum The Power of How, Engagement, Tools,Technology The Power of And, Teaching Strengths Brian Little, The 5.0 Harvard Professor Your story of great teacher Roueche, J.E., Milliron, M.D. & Roueche, S.D. (2003). Practical magic: On the front lines of teaching excellence. Washington D.C.: Community College Press.

57 Student Services Factor 10 Peer Tutoring Supplemental Instruction Learning Resource Center Disability Service Career Services Alumni Network Student Association Clubs and Organizations Recreation Service College Sports

58 Making Your Mark: 20 Interactive Exercises 1.Getting to Know You! Icebreaker - 3 Options 2.Vision/Signature Exercise 3.Characteristics of High-Performance: Me Inc. & 8 Cornerstones 4. Pyramid of Success, John Wooden, Coach Emeritus, UCLA 5. The 100 Test 9th edition, Lisa Fraser High-Performance Learning not study skills Self-Management Skills #1 Factor in College and Career Success

59 7 Stages of High Performance Learning 1.Review past academic performance 2.Explore limiting beliefs 3.Identify positive and negative motivators 4.Identify high-performance techniques and systems 5.Create new patterns and systems 6.Evaluate short-term results 7.Adapt a lifelong approach to academic and career success

60 Don Fraser Making Your Mark Seminars Resources www.makingyourmark.com info@makingyourmark.com Making Your Mark, 9th edition Instructor manual and teaching resources Retention documents, retention research, podcast, Starlink video Youtube/makingyourmark9 videos 1-877 492-6845: please contact Don or Lisa Fraser

61 Thank you for your participation! Don Fraser info@makingyourmark.com www.makingyourmark.com 877 492-6845


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