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Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

ARC Explores: Rejection, Failure, and Resilience

September 29, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern)

Join Dr. Jessica Bacal, Director of Reflective and Integrative Practices at Smith College, Dr. Carrie Landa, Director, Behavioral Medicine and Associate Director, Clinical Services at Boston University, and Dr. Julie Lee, Associate Dean of the College for Academic Support and Transfer at Brown University, as they discuss Rejection, Failure, and Resilience. Learn more about tools and resources available to help students respond with resilience in the face of failure. This session will be interactive and provide space to collaborate with colleagues to discuss tactics to normalize and reframe rejection.

This webinar will be held over Zoom and is free to current members of the Academic Resilience Consortium. To register, email [email protected].

Past Webinars

ARC Explores: Fostering Resilience for LGBTQ+ Students

June 24, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern)

In this session, Susan Marine, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education at Merrimack College, and Katy Collins, M.S., Director of Student Outreach & Engagement at Boston University, discussed the role of affinity spaces in fostering resilience for LGBTQ+ students. Learn more about the opportunities and challenges of defining and running these spaces and connect with colleagues to share best practices in supporting LGBTQ+ student success.

June 24, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern)

ARC Explores: Resilience Programs in the Face of Racism

In this session, Amber Douglas, Ph.D., faculty at Mt. Holyoke College, and Vice-Chair of ARC, talked with Karen Oehme, J.D., Chair of the ARC Steering Committee about Resilience in the Face of Racism. They discussed the recommendations of the National Academies of Science and what institutions of higher education need to know about the impact of systemic racism on BIPOC students. You might be surprised to learn about the counterpart to micro-aggressions, micro-interventions. Spend some time thinking about the unique needs of your BIPOC students and ways to help build their resilience for college and the future. Share with us your innovative ideas.

May 25, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern)

ARC Explores: Resilience Programs in the Context of COVID-19

Dr. Tayyab Rashid and colleagues present key considerations from designing, delivering, and evaluating resilience programs in the wake of COVID-19. With the help of illustrations, they discuss the significance of considerations such as having diverse conceptualization of resilience, informed by cultural context, assessing acuity of stressors and buffering the impact of strengths, and operationalizing resilience into measurable, teachable, and outcome-based skills. The session engages participants in a conversation about how these considerations fit into the critical paradigm shift from deficit- to strengths-based programming in higher education.

April 30, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm (Eastern)

Resilience Fatigue

With Dr. Jihad Aziz, Virginia Commonwealth University; Dr. Wanda Collins, Emory University; and Dr. Gary Glass, Oxford College of Emory University

November 20, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm (Eastern)

Join us for an open “fishbowl”-style discussion among our panelists, exploring the topic of resilience in the face of ongoing adversity.  Hosted by Adina Glickman, Co-Director of the Academic Resilience Consortium.

Turning Adversity into Advantage

With Dr. Laura Huang, Harvard University

December 3, 2020,  9:00 - 10:00pm (Eastern)

Many of today’s college students -- and college institutions -- face daunting adversities. Join Dr. Laura Huang, Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School and author of Edge: Turning Adversity Into Advantage (Portfolio, 2020), for a discussion of adversity, advantage, and resilience in higher education.  Hosted by Dr. Jessica Bacal of Smith College, author of Mistakes I Made at Work (Plume, 2015).

Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility

With Dr. Jennifer Morton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

December 10, 2020,  12:00-1:00PM (Eastern)

First Generation college students make trade-offs that Jennifer Morton has called "ethical sacrifices," which can compromise their ability to stay resilient.  Join Dr. Morton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and author of Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility (Princeton University Press 2019), for a discussion of how colleges can mitigate the ethical costs of higher education, and better support the resilience of first-generation students.  Hosted by Dr. Jessica Bacal of Smith College, Director of The Narratives Project.

2020 Resilience and the Corona Pandemic – Online Gatherings

Gathering I: Coming Together to Support Resilience
Tuesday, April 14th, 8:00am - 9:30am (Pacific)

Gathering II: Managing Conflicting Expectations
Thursday, April 30, 11:30am-1:00pm (Pacific)

Gathering III: "Good Ideas" - Panel and Discussion
Thursday, May 7, 8:00am-9:30am (Pacific)


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