In A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College, Andrew Martin and Andrew Lehren reported that in the year 2012, the country had over $1 trillion in student loans!! More specifically, they found that in 2011, the average amount that each graduated college student owed was $23,300. In addition, it is predicted by the Department … Continue reading Financial Stress & College Debt- How Bad Is It??
Edutopia has compiled a collection of videos, interviews, and articles that focus on fostering and building resistance and grit in students. Although the focus is on younger children, the resources here would be valuable for pursuing "resilience" as a possible First Year Experience (FYE) theme. The resources are divided into six different themes, which include; nurturing resilience, … Continue reading Building Resilience and Grit In Students