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Promoting Student Success Series

The Promoting Student Success Series encourages campuswide conversations about promoting and advancing the culture of student success. This lecture series has been designed to inform the development of a vision for the role of WSU educators in promoting student success.

Each academic year, WSU educators hear from nationally renowned speakers regarding student success efforts in various contexts. Our goal is to identify strategies to better coordinate WSU efforts around student success and better define the roles of educators in promoting student success.

2019-2020

Unlocking the Secrets of Deeper Learning

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Location: Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater
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Audience: Students

College is hard, so arm yourself with the tools to succeed. Improve your test scores while eliminating frustration and failure! Learn strategies to deal with procrastination. Barbara Oakley will present useful information to help you easily master new and difficult material.

How to Support Your Students Toward Deeper Learning

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Location: Shepherd Union 404
Time: -
Audience: Faculty and Staff

This workshop takes instructors deeper into how the brain learns, including what is most important and helpful in effective teaching. Along with active exercises, we will discuss the effect size of different instructional interventions, and how to sniff out educational fads; evolutionary primary versus evolutionary secondary material and their relationship with student versus teacher centered learning; and the role of learning individual facts in allowing the hippocampus (and students!) to develop a feel for overall patterns.


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"Unlikely" Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater

Unlikely investigates America’s college dropout crisis by following five individuals intent on completing a postsecondary degree, despite the many obstacles they've faced in their pursuit of an education and meaningful career. The film also features several of our nation's top educational leaders, higher ed advocates, and the minds behind some of today's most innovative degree-granting programs.

Designing Programs and Curriculum to Increase Student Retention and Mental Health

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Location: Shepherd Union Ballroom A

Time: -
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students

 

Students at Weber State University have many competing demands. Graduates note that one of their biggest challenges is the stress of trying to balance work, school and personal demands. During this session, Stuart will discuss the cognitive science involved with supporting our students' mental health, including how to design programs and curriculum to increase retention and emotional mental health.

Pedagogy, Advising, and Mentoring to Help Support Student Mental Health

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Location: Shepherd Union Ballrooms A & B

Time: -
Audience: Faculty

 

In this workshop, Dr. Stuart Slavin will help instructors reimagine their pedagogy in ways that help support student mental health.


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Reflecting on Where We've Been and Where We Still Need to Go to Achieve Student Success

Speaker: Lynn Mahoney
Location: Shepherd Union Ballroom B