Upcoming virtual GHC summit to feature workshops for faculty, staff and students

Georgia Highlands College will host its first Motivation and Mindset Summit on Oct. 1. Funded through a University System of Georgia (USG) STEM Grant, the online summit coincides with USG’s Momentum Approach to cultivate a productive academic mindset, which includes growth mindset, purpose and social belonging.

GHC’s School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Division Chair Jayme Wheeler said the event will help participants better understand learning as a process.

“By attending the Motivation and Mindset Summit, faculty, staff and students should be able to learn how to implement strategies that they can use immediately in their classes, advising sessions and studies to improve learning,” Wheeler said.

The summit will feature workshops by Saundra McGuire, director emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired assistant vice-chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University.

McGuire has authored the books, “Teach Students How to Learn” for instructors and “Teach Yourself How to Learn” for students. Wheeler said both give strategies that aim to increase student success through metacognition and growth mindset and that McGuire’s strategies appeal to all disciplines taught at GHC.

For details on times, presentations and additional events related to the summit, please visit mindsetsummit.highlands.edu