Academic Divers, Survivors and Thrivers: Metacognitive Learner Profiles

Click image to enlarge. In the current environment of hyper-segmentation, it can seem impossible for instructors and learning center professionals to know what college students need to succeed. We seem infatuated with sub-dividing students into increasingly smaller and smaller cohorts. This myopic perspective, blinds us from seeing the commonalities among students, and prevents us from finding solutions that stretch across …

How to Eliminate Academic-Related Retention Problems: Introducing the AP3

In the early 1900s, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth carefully observed thousands of bricklayers at work. The Gilbreths saw that each craftsman had developed his own peculiar way of operating. They noticed that the bricklayers did not always use the same motion as they positioned one brick after another. The Gilbreths quickly recognized that bricklaying was fraught with inefficient movements, and …