The College Perspectives Program uses research-tested methods to increase community college students’ achievement and motivation

community-collegeCommunity colleges across the nation are invited to participate in the College Perspectives Program, an initiative designed to help students cultivate learning mindsets that will support and increase persistence, motivation and achievement.

The invitation comes from Stanford University’s PERTS Lab, and was designed in consultation with Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck.

The program will, in particular, focus on helping students develop a growth mindset to increase intellectual strength and capacity. This will help equip students to engage with more challenging coursework.

Community college is a vital pathway for adults of all ages to acquire new skills and knowledge that can help them succeed in today’s rapidly changing economy. Yet too many students get discouraged by the rigors of college coursework and dropout because they do not believe they can master the material.

Next page: How PERTS will analyze program results

Laura Ascione

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