purpose and well-being in college

As promised, here’s the second inspirational article, this time, addressing high impact practices for student success.

This article has a different take than the one posted yesterday; this time, the article is focused on high-impact practices and student well-being.  The author states that high impact practices should actually focus on student well-being and should involve faculty and staff using more practical, pro-active interventions other than the “stated” high impact practices (which can be found here: https://www.aacu.org/leap/hips).

He shares the following:

“What is required in higher education today is a systematic process that helps students achieve their educational, career and personal goals by concentrating on areas of talent and engagement, dreams and passions. Such a student success strategy will stimulate and support students in their quest for an enriched quality of life. That will, in turn, result in higher student satisfaction, increased retention and graduation rates, and, at the most fundamental level, young adults who are fulfilled and psychologically healthy.”

He posits that self-identify around purpose (or serving something bigger than yourself) and self-understanding can be implemented to not only decrease mental health issues but also increase well-being.

Here’s the link:

“Student Success in Higher Education: High Impact Best Practices” – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/student-success-higher-education-high-impact-best-brzycki-ph-d-?articleId=7290195366037996661

And for me, the work in the Life Design Catalyst Program supports his case, focused on answering the questions “Who am I?”, “What am I here to do?”, and “Where do I want to go?” = through purpose, mission, and vision exploration.

Let’s do this together!

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