Celebrating Failure Week at UCA

University College in collaboration with the Office of Student Success, Learning Communities, and the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College developed and supported our first Fail Forward Week September 25-29, 2017. Fail Forward Week is a time to stop and reflect on the positive outcomes of failure and the necessity of failure in life.
The week of acknowledging and celebrating failures as a process for learning included Fail Boards around campus. These boards allowed students, faculty, and staff to record their failures as a way to normalize the experience.
Other resources for sharing and supporting our failures were posted here: http://uca.edu/studentsuccess/fail-forward//

UCA Hosts Annual ArkADE Conference

Dr. Laurie Hazard informs the participants about self-regulatory behaviors.

University College helped organize and plan the 2017 ArkADE Conference for student success faculty and developmental educators from all over the state. The conference took place at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center September 28-29, 2017. The theme for the conference was “Inspiring Student Success: Cultivating the Habits of Mind for Academic Achievement and Lifelong Learning.”

Dr. Laurie Hazard, Associate Dean of Student Success at Bryant University in Rhode Island was the keynote speaker on Thursday, September 28. Her topic “Inspiring Student Success: Cultivating The Ten Habits of Mind for College Achievement and Lifelong Learning” provided participants with 10 Habits of Mind that they can help students cultivate in their classes.

On Friday, September 29, Dr. Laurie Hazard and Ms. Stephanie Carter from Bryant University led two workshops on student success: “Understanding Self-Regulatory Behaviors” and “Promoting Student Reflection.”  Attendees gained a wealth of knowledge to take back to their students.