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Nov. 7 in the FCTE: student success scholar to speak

Posted by isulib on November 1, 2016

11am in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Mary Murphy from the Indiana University department of psychological and brain sciences, will return to ISU to present her latest research with strong student success implications for an event sponsored by the Office of Student Success and the ISU Student Success Council.

The talk focuses on What We Say Matters: New Research on How Student Performance Feedback Can Impact Their Future Effort.

Murphy is the principal investigator, Mind and Identity in Context Lab, and an external consultant for the ISU First-in-the-World Grant.

Murphy’s research is on how student feedback on assignments impacts their future effort and performance. She and her team developed and field tested a feedback intervention that shows promise for stimulating students to greater effort, rather than what sometimes happens, self-doubt about their capability to master content and for some, dropping a class or underperforming in the course.

Murphy will also discuss preliminary results from a similar study focused on students who are placed on academic probation and ways in which changes to probation letter wording and/or similar communication can be used to trigger higher performance and greater positive outcomes.

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