Upcoming Events

The Staff Development Team invites you to join the Division of Student Affairs at the October Division Program. 

Wednesday,November 1, 2017, MSC Gates Ballroom (MSC 2400)
       8:00-8:30 am – Refreshments and Networking
       8:30-10:00 am – Program

Topic:Gettin’ Gritty with It: Exploring What it Means to be Resilient in Turbulent Times

Panelists: Adina Glickman, Dr. Mesmin Destin, and Dr. Paige Haber-Curran

This panel will feature experts who will discuss the concepts of resiliency and grit from diverse perspectives and approaches.  This program is aimed at DSA Strategic Goal 2: Contribute to student success, including retention/persistence, and timely graduation.

Learning Outcomes:
      Participants will be able to identify 1-2 best practices for developing resiliency in others.
      Participants will consider critical issues of developing resiliency in college students. 
      Participants will explore strategies or techniques for incorporating practices that support resiliency into their own work.

Guest Speaker:  Adina Glickman
Adina Glickman is the director of learning strategy programs at Stanford University where she has been developing and running academic skills resources for undergraduate and graduate students since 2001.   She is the founding director of The Stanford Resilience Project and the author of “Academic Skills Coaching: A Professional Manual,” which has been used as a training guide within Stanford and at other colleges and universities.  She is also a co-founder of the international Resilience Consortium.  She received her BA in Music from Reed College and her MSW from New York University. 

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Mesmin Destin
Mesmin Destin is an associate professor at Northwestern University in the Department of Psychology and in the School of Education & Social Policy. He is also a fellow of Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. Destin directs a multidisciplinary lab group and engages in research that investigates social psychological mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes during adolescence and young adulthood. He uses laboratory and field experiments to identify factors that influence how young people perceive themselves and pursue their futures. At the university level, Destin examines how subtle social experiences and institutional messaging shape the motivation and educational trajectories of low socioeconomic status and first-generation college students. 

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Paige Haber-Curran
Dr. Paige Haber-Curran is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education program in the CLAS Department in the College of Education.  She earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego and her master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland.  Dr. Haber-Curran’s research focuses on emotionally intelligent leadership, college student leadership development, women’s leadership, and gender in college.  She has published 5 books including the three-book Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students suite and over 40 book chapters and journal articles. Dr. Haber-Curran has been recognized as an Emerging Scholar by ACPA and by the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group.  At Texas State University, Dr. Haber-Curran has received the Presidential Award for Teaching, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/ Creative Activity, and the Presidential Seminar Award.  In Spring 2018, Dr. Haber-Curran will serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Salzburg, Austria teaching and engaging in research on topics of leadership and emotional intelligence. 

Breakout Sessions:
The Staff Development Team will also host two breakout sessions with Dr. Mesmin Destin and Adina Glickman.  You can choose to attend either session.  The sessions will take place concurrently, so consider which speaker you would find most interesting.  Please RSVP here, so we can anticipate attendance.

Breakout Session with Dr. Mesmin Destin                     
November 1, 2017
10:30-11:30 in MSC 2404
Topic: Research and Practical Issues in Supporting Student Motivation

Learning outcomes:
      Participants will be exposed to recent evidence for best practices in supporting student motivation.
      Participants will raise questions relating the presentation to their own roles on campus.
Breakout Session with Adina Glickman                           
November 1, 2017
10:30-11:30 in MSC 2405
Topic: Strategies for Supporting Student Resiliency
Learning outcomes:
      Participants will consider the applicability of numerous strategies for building resiliency in college students.  
      Participants will raise questions relating the presentation to their own roles on campus.
For additional staff development opportunities, please visit the Staff Development Team website at http://dsastaff.tamu.edu.