Tag: Student Success

More Than Just Grit

One of the keynote speakers at the recent National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) conference was Gordon Hester who provides consulting for start-ups, particularly focusing on the role of leadership. He commented, and I’ll paraphrase “…I am looking for someone who won’t quit climbing the mountain…someone who will die trying…” Perhaps this was simply …

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Building Communities of Learners

As we enter the fifth week of the semester, in the context of improving student persistence and success, I ask you to focus on how we can better establish meaningful relationships with our students. We know that learning is inherently a social endeavor and that students are more likely to succeed if they feel connected …

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