Student Thriving: The Keys to Success in College


    Laurie A. Schreiner, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University.

    Date and Time: 

    Nov 19, 2015 @ 2- 3pm EST

    Webinar Details: 

    National research on thriving that expands the vision of student success to include psychological well-being, interpersonal relationships, engaged learning, openness to diverse viewpoints, and the ability to make a difference in the world. The specific campus experiences that contribute most to students' ability to thrive while in college will be the primary focus of the presentation with particular emphasis on the experiences of students of color.

    For those interested in learning about APU's Ph.D. in Higher Education or Ed.D in Higher Education or Ed. D in Higher Education Leadership, Dr. Schreiner will remain online after the webinar to introduce those programs and answer questions about pursuing a doctoral degree while working full-time in your current position.

    Dr. Laurie Schreiner is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in southern California, having spent over 30 years in higher education as a psychology professor and associate academic dean after receiving her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Co-author of The Student Satisfaction Inventory that is used on over 1600 campuses across the US and Canada, Dr. Schreiner is co-author of Helping Sophomores Succeed (2009), is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Christian Higher Education, and serves on the editorial board of About Campus. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on positive psychology, engaged learning, sophomore success, retention, faculty development, strengths-based teaching, and advising. She also has consulted with over 150 colleges and universities on issues of student success, strengths-based education, retention, academic advising, student satisfaction, and effective teaching strategies. She has been principal investigator on two federal grants to promote student success and retention and has directed national projects on retention and student satisfaction. An award-winning teacher and researcher, her most recent work on college student thriving has studied over 30,000 students from 150 universities across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and has led to numerous publications and the development of The Thriving Quotient instrument, as well as the 2012 book entitled Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to Student Success.


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