Mindset, as defined by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, refers to people's beliefs about whether our abilities are inherent (a Fixed Mindset) or can be developed (a Growth Mindset). In this highly interactive session, we will explore some of the key findings from the literature on the connections between faculty and student mindsets and propose strategies to overcome these challenges to improve our teaching and our students' learning. Come prepared to gain some new insights about yourself and your students!
Gregg Wentzell, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. He earned his Ph.D. in English at Miami in 1993 and was awarded the Sinclair Fellowship. He has over 20 years of college teaching and faculty development experience and co-facilitates the New Faculty Teaching Enhancement Program (NFTEP). In addition to being Original Lilly Conference Associate Director, Gregg does faculty consulting on teaching and coordinates the CTE's seminar programming and administration of Small-Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) for the University. He is Managing Editor of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and Learning Communities Journal. He presents faculty development seminars on-campus and at teaching and learning conferences. He has experience with and has participated in faculty learning communities.