Changing Minds Project

The Changing Minds Project is a pilot study designed to examine the role of academic resilience, as a model that supports student flourishing, engagement, persistence and success. The primary purpose of this research is to focus in greater depth on the non-academic aspects of student success, as it relates to the development and implementation of a sustainable student psychological campus well-being model. This study will explore the non-academic capabilities of students that affect their “ability to engage” in the academic process such as motivation, goal setting, problem solving, emotion regulation, adaptive help seeking and implementation of positive mental health strategies.

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What is Academic Resilience?
Academic resilience is predictive of student success. The more resilient you are the better your chances of achieving your academic goals. Academic resilience includes the following areas:

  • The ability to persevere during difficult times.
  • The ability to reflect on your experience and seek help when necessary. 
  • The ability to manage your difficult emotions with positive coping strategies. 

The Details:

  • Survey #1: available from October 10th to December 14th, 2018.
  • Survey #2: available from March 1st to April 30th, 2018. 
  • eSuccess-Coaching Program: is optional but highly encouraged. You can participate in campus activities that help you maintain and foster your academic resilience. You can record your participation in the Changing Minds eLearn Dropbox and earn Mind Points that you can exchange for money and prize ballots!
  • If you are interested in participating in this study and you are a Mohawk College full-time student, log into your eLearn account and select: Open Offerings > Changing Minds. 

How to Participate in the eSuccess-Coaching Activities:

  • Follow the Changing Minds eLearn calendar for events.
  • Join the Changing Minds Text “Remind” group to receive text alerts about events.
  • Go out and participate!
  • Record your participation in the Changing Minds eLearn Drop Box. Get Mind Points!

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