Flourishing and Well-Being

Essential Dimensions of Higher Education's Core Purposes, Values, and Promise

Concurrent Session
Wednesday January 21, 2015 2:45pm to 4:00pm

New research shows how important resilience, adaptability, and “grit” will be to students’ long-term thriving.  But what college experiences help develop these capacities, and how can educators foster them in more intentional and inclusive ways?  Drawing from more than a dozen years of research and campus-based innovation, leaders from Bringing Theory to Practice explore ways to make students’ well-being a core purpose for higher education. 

Faciltator: Don Harward
President Emeritus, Bates College, and Director,
The Bringing Theory to Practice Project
Timothy K. Eatman
Assistant Director of Higher Education, and Co-Director, Imagining America
Syracuse University
Corey Keyes
Winship Distinguished Research Professor
Emory University
Elsa Núñez
Eastern Connecticut State University