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ATLE co-sponsored event: Instructors as Meaning-Makers: Growth Mindset Messages that Support Stigmatized Students

October 6, 2022 at 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dr. Canning headshotIn this talk, organized by the STEM Education Center and co-sponsored by ATLE, Dr. Elizabeth Canning will discuss her recent research on cultivating growth mindset cultures in the classroom—the idea that anyone can develop their abilities over time with hard work, effective strategies, and seeking help. Three empirical studies suggest that growth mindset messages from instructors inspire motivation and promote performance for people excluded due to race/ethnicity, women in STEM fields, and first-generation college students. Discussion will center on evidenced-based, practical strategies that instructors can implement in their classes to narrow performance gaps and support stigmatized students.

Lunch will be provided in LIB 535 for those who attend in person.

After completing the RSVP online form (sent by email the week before), you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode (if you chose online participation). You will also receive a reminder email with the Zoom link and passcode on the morning of the Lunch and Seminar.  Those registering to attend in person for the event should go to room 535 in the library.

All faculty are encouraged and invited to attend. This event will earn you 10 points toward your next ATLE award.


October 6, 2022
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm


Library 535