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November 29, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Conference
Location: Student Center #265 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Faculty, Staff


8-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9am Welcome -- Keith Whitfield, Provost and Sr. VP for Academic Affairs
9-9:45am Student Success Outcomes -- Monica Brockmeyer
10-11am Academy of Teachers
11:15-1pm Lunch and Grit and Growth Mindset with David Yeager Ph.D.

David Yeager is an experimental development psychologist in the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. In his academic research, he examines the causes of and solutions to adolescent health problems, such as bullying, depression, academic achievement, cheating, trust, or healthy eating. He often focuses on adolescent transitions—the transition to middle school, the transition to high school, or the transition to college—as a place where there is great opportunity (and risk) for young people’s trajectories. Yeager holds a PhD and MA from Stanford University, and a BA and MEd from the University of Notre Dame. He is a William T. Grant Foundation scholar, a Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a Faculty Research Associate at the UT Population Research Center, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the UT Dana Center.

1:10-2:10pm Breakout Session A*
2:20-3:20pm Breakout Session B*
3:30-4:30pm Lessons Learned with Provost Whitfield

*Sessions include Dr. Yeager and our Faculty and Staff. Please review the RSVP agenda for more information.

For more information about this event, please contact Dennis Schwartz at 313-577-2200 or