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1 Retention and Student Success Student Motivation:The Key to ImprovingRetention and Student SuccessDon Fraser Professor, Durham College Making Your Mark Seminars For further information please contact: Don or Lisa Fraser
2 Durham College Ontario 1974 1,500 students 2011 Durham and UOIT 14,000 students
3 Making Your Mark Seminars Don Fraser30 years Professor at Durham College, ON25 years student retentionOntario Colleges’ Committee on RetentionMaking Your Mark SeminarsStudent Motivation, Retention, High-Performance Learning and Teachingdelivered to 350+ colleges35,000 college staff
4 There are three things to remember about education 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
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 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 What’s going to happen today? Expectations Expectations:Who’s sitting beside me? Classmates, cohortWho’s teaching me? Faculty team
12 5 Key Student Questions on Day 1 Right Start to College Seminar Durham College 1974 What’s going to happen today? Expectations Expectations:Who’s sitting beside me? Classmates, cohortWho’s teaching me? Faculty teamWhat’s the educational and career vision? Do I understand it? Believe it? Want it?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 My Background and Your Perspective: Thunderbolt ThinkingMotivation Theory: Drive by Daniel PinkMoving from motivation to action to behaviorResearch and ResultsHigh-Performance Behavior Change: Change or Die by Alan DeutschmanTop 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 ServicesThe Right Start to College: Student MotivationBest Practices in Student Motivation and RetentionHigh-Performance Learning and Self-Management SkillsMaking Your Mark: College and Career Success SkillsKeep the Box, Poke the Box, Build a New BoxResourcesWhat’s next?
14 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Extrinsic MotivationvsIntrinsic Motivation
15 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Extrinsic Motivation Carrots and SticksThey can extinguish intrinsic behavior.They can diminish performance.They can crush creativity.They can crowd out good behavior,They can encourage, shortcuts and unethical behavior.They can become addictive.They can foster short term thinking.
16 Autonomy Purpose Mastery of Skills Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink Intrinsic MotivationThe Three ElementsAutonomyPurposeMastery 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 boringWe 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? FearPridePeers/ParentsOpportunityDeadlines/PenaltiesGradesKnowledge/Skills/Values/InterestsFuture/Career ConfidenceExperienceMoneyCompetitionIndependence
20 Perspective is everything. Opportunity…..Drop your baggage
21 Perspective is everything. Opportunityisnowhere
22 Perspective is everything from loneliness to belongingself-doubt self-confidencecareer indecision career visionvalues conflict commitmentprocrastination just do itboredom engagedrejection acceptancefear of success achievementfear of failure confidence
23 Motivating Students: A Change in Mindset just another coursehigh-performance career $the partsthe wholecontent drivencareer vision drivencourse outlineskill profile, job marketnarrow focusbig pictureacademic contentmy future, pride, passion2.0high-performance learninggradesme inc and the 8 cornerstonesexternal motivationinternal motivationworkloadcommitment, 2000 hours23
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 Reframe Repeat24
25 The Results Right Start to College Seminar Student Motivation- Confidence % improvement (8 weeks later) in students believing they will graduate, NISOD, Innovations Abstracts, Vol.xxvi, No. 16.Classroom Atmosphere, motivated and committed studentsAcademic Program Culture and QualityWord on the Street/Marketing + FacebookEnrolmentKPI (Key Performance Indicators)Program Cost/EfficienciesMohawk College, Loyalist College, SAITFlorida State College- “First Class”The Challenge of Institutional ChangeThe Results Right Start to College Seminar
26 The Three Factors Alan Deutschman RelateReframeRepeatFear gets attention, it doesn’t get changeThe Three Factors Alan Deutschman
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 Repetition21-45the number of days to change a habitthe number of hours to develop the 1st level of high performance change
30 Repetition21-45the number of days to change a habit2,000the 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 SkillsSM Student MotivationP PartnershipC1 CareC2 CapableC3 CareerC4 ConfidenceFI First ImpressionsFU Follow Up Day 1 to GraduationQC Quality CurriculumQT Quality TeachingSS Student ServicesSelf-Management Skills
34 Body Language, Mirror Neurons Name, Tags, Tents Listening Care Factor 2SmileBody Language, Mirror NeuronsName, Tags, TentsListeningSupport, IcebreakersDo you know me/my story?Best Practice: Dr. GriffBP: Brian Little: ‘The 5.0 Harvard ProfessorHow’s it going? Rate out of /10
35 Capable Factor 3Do you see who I can become?Focus on strengths, not weaknesses.Building Competencies.
43 More First Things First First ExpectationFirst Connection, RelationshipFirst MotivationFirst Behavior Pattern, HabitsFirst Tradition, AssignmentFirst 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”
51 The Results Right Start to College Seminar Student Motivation- Confidence % improvement (8 weeks later) in students believing they will graduate, NISOD, Innovations Abstracts, Vol.xxvi, No. 16.Classroom Atmosphere, motivated and committed studentsAcademic Program Culture and QualityWord on the Street/Marketing + FacebookEnrolmentKPI (Key Performance Indicators)Program Cost/EfficienciesMohawk College, Loyalist College, SAITFlorida State College- “First Class”The Challenge of Institutional ChangeThe Results Right Start to College Seminar
52 Best Practices Day 2 to Graduation Factor 7 Leadership Camp
53 Maximizing Motivation Academic program TwitterGrad success storiesProgram Web page: Video AlumniFeedback 1st day, 1st month, 1st semesterCore advisor: pre- semester in-home student visitLocal alumni/first year students summer reception (Queens University)Great books/library and web resourcesAlumni-Student Sport Management Program Conference
54 Maximizing Motivation Social activities by programPeriodic check ins: ‘how’s it going’ pg.19Linking students to support systemsRelevant, current curriculum + skill profileQuick grading turnaround and feedbackBack-on-track programPre-exam Study Guide SeminarConferences, field trips, program bulletin boardsService Learning, Internship
55 Program Academic Handbook Curriculum Factor 8 Welcome from FacultyFaculty BiosIndustry Overview /Job MarketCareer Vision/Skill Profile/Learning OutcomesProgram of Studies/CurriculumExperimental LearningKey DatesAccreditationProfessional ResourcesAdvisory ResourcesAdvisory CommitteeAlumni Success Stories
56 The 8 Cornerstones of High Performance Teaching Factor 9 First ImpressionThe Power of the Faculty Team, Program CultureThe Power of Who, RelationshipThe Power of WhyThe Power of Belief, Expectation, ConfidenceThe Power of What, Content, CurriculumThe Power of How, Engagement, Tools,TechnologyThe Power of And, Teaching StrengthsBrian Little, The 5.0 Harvard ProfessorYour story of great teacherRoueche, J.E., Milliron, M.D. & Roueche, S.D. (2003). Practical magic: On the front lines of teaching excellence. Washington D.C.: Community College Press.
58 Making Your Mark: 20 Interactive Exercises High-Performance Learning not study skillsSelf-Management Skills#1 Factor in College and Career SuccessMaking Your Mark: 20 Interactive ExercisesGetting to Know You! Icebreaker - 3 OptionsVision/Signature ExerciseCharacteristics of High-Performance:Me Inc. & 8 Cornerstones4. Pyramid of Success, John Wooden, Coach Emeritus, UCLA5. The 100 Test9th edition, Lisa Fraser
59 7 Stages of High Performance Learning Review past academic performanceExplore limiting beliefsIdentify positive and negative motivatorsIdentify high-performance techniques and systemsCreate new patterns and systemsEvaluate short-term resultsAdapt a lifelong approach to academic and career success
60 Don Fraser Making Your Mark Seminars Resources•• Making Your Mark, 9th editionInstructor manual and teaching resourcesRetention documents, retention research, podcast, Starlink videoYoutube/makingyourmark9 videos: please contactDon or Lisa FraserDon Fraser Making Your Mark Seminars