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Inspiring conversations with faculty, researchers, and other higher education experts who are introducing new and innovative ways of addressing retention, equity, and student success.

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Inspiring conversations with faculty, researchers, and other higher education experts who are introducing new and innovative ways of addressing retention, equity, and student success.

    Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Build Academic Resilience with Karen Oehme

    Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Build Academic Resilience with Karen Oehme

    Karen Oehme from Florida State University joins us to talk about the components of academic resilience and how we can actually train our brains to become more resilient in the face of adversity. She shares how she and her colleagues at FSU are helping students learn how to bounce back and press on in the face of mental, academic, and emotional challenges.



    Karen currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Family Violence Studies at Florida State University and is the chair of the Academic Resilience Consortium.



    LINKS:

    Chart 1: The Components of Academic Resilience

    Chart 2: The Brain's Happy Chemicals to Fight Stress

    The Academic Resilience Consortium Conference (October 25-26, 2022)

    • 35 min
    Fostering Engagement & Belonging at a Large Public University

    Fostering Engagement & Belonging at a Large Public University

    Dr. Nancy Hutchins from Texas A&M University joins us to talk about the importance of building relationships and fostering a sense of belonging on a large campus where it’s easy to get lost. She shares how her team is giving students confidence to take initiative and find areas in which they can grow and engage in order to be successful. We also discuss how to support first-generation students and transfer students as they transition into a large university.



    Nancy currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Texas A&M Mays Business School.

    • 32 min
    Emotional Intelligence, Mathematic Success, and Transfer Student Outcomes with Dr. Tyra Madison

    Emotional Intelligence, Mathematic Success, and Transfer Student Outcomes with Dr. Tyra Madison

    Dr. Tyra Madison from Miami Dade College shares about the college's leading practices for combining mathematic success and emotional intelligence to improve student outcomes. Dr. Madison also shares her intriguing research on the impacts of transfer and articulation policies on transfer student graduation rates. Tyra currently serves as the Grant Academic Manager for Opening the Gateways: Mathematics Success and Emotional Intelligence—a Title V grant at Miami Dade College.

    • 31 min
    Engaging Women Overcomers in Business & Higher Education with Dr. Shannon Deer

    Engaging Women Overcomers in Business & Higher Education with Dr. Shannon Deer

    Dr. Shannon Deer from Texas A&M shares her research on how businesses and higher education institutions can help women facing major social challenges, such as incarceration, poverty, addiction, or engagement in the sex trade. She discusses the skills and abilities unique to women overcomers and how their resilience and motivation can positively impact generations to come. Dr. Deer currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at Texas A&M Mays Business School.



    Also in this episode, Shannon shares insights from her and Cheryl Miller’s book, "Business Doing Good: Engaging Women and Elevating Communities.” You can find their book on Amazon or their website businessdoinggood.org.

    • 38 min
    HBCUs and Student Success with Mortenous Johnson

    HBCUs and Student Success with Mortenous Johnson

    Mortenous Johnson, TRIO Director at Central State University, shares how an HBCU is engaging students and their families to help shape first-generation student success. Mortenous shares how servant leadership plays a role in aligning the university faculty and staff to help improve student outcomes. We also discuss how the university is helping families understand the bigger picture of the investment in a college education.

    • 37 min
    Innovation for Student Career Preparation Success with Arthur Ortiz

    Innovation for Student Career Preparation Success with Arthur Ortiz

    Arthur Ortiz shares how a diverse inner-city private university is preparing students for workplace success and addressing the growing post-traditional student population. We discuss his new and innovative practices for improving student success from enrollment to graduation. We also talk about how his university is partnering with corporations to help open doors for students looking to gain work experience, explore career paths, and pursue a meaningful career after graduation.



    Arthur Ortiz is the VP of Enrollment & Student Engagement at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.

    • 35 min

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