Interventions that Help Students Regain Bandwidth Workshop

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Friday, September 14, 2018 -

10:00am to 11:30am

Oscar Ritchie Hall

Workshop Description

Many low-income and non-majority students have limited mental bandwidth (available cognitive resources) due to the negative effects of poverty, racism, and other kinds of “differentism.” In this session, participants will learn about and practice (as time allows) several evidence-based interventions that have been shown, to help students to regain bandwidth. The focus will be on application inside the classroom, although some can be adapted to work with students in other settings, and address not only cognitive processes but also social-psychological, non-cognitive factors that relate to student learning and academic success.

Dr. Cia Verschelden

Dr. Cia Verschelden, the Executive Director of Institutional Assessment at University of Central Oklahoma. At UCO, she teaches in sociology; at Kansas State University, she taught social welfare and social policy, introduction to women’s studies, and nonviolence studies. Cia has a B.S. in psychology from Kansas State, an M.S.W. from The University of Connecticut, and an Ed.D. from Harvard University. Her book, Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization, was published in 2017.

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