As you reflect upon the past academic year and turn your mind toward supporting the incoming class through to graduation, it is an appropriate time to ask, “How can we keep students encouraged and striving toward success?”
Taking into consideration the internal qualities that strengthen a student toward success in college, we think of opportunities as:
- Encouraging students to believe that their efforts to succeed will be worthwhile and impact the completion of their educational goals;
- Connecting students who are in need of assistance and receptive to assistance to the campus resources that will help them the most;
- Helping students rebound from setbacks and begin anew rather than giving up; and
- Encouraging an attitude to keep striving, no matter what.