October 5, 2020

Faculty, staff invited to virtual Steps to Leaps Summit


The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life will host a virtual Steps to Leaps summit on Oct. 14. The event is open to all faculty and staff and will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The featured session and student panel will be noon-1:30 p.m. and will include a message from President Mitch Daniels. Featured speakers include Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity; Beth McCuskey, vice provost for student life; Katie Sermersheim, associate vice provost and dean of students; Jenna Rickus, associate vice provost for teaching and learning; and Louis Tay, associate professor of industrial-organizational psychology.

Also included are morning and afternoon breakout sessions focusing on Steps to Leaps resources for faculty and staff to use when supporting students.

Interested individuals can register here. The deadline to register is Oct. 12. Registered individuals will receive links to the virtual presentations and sessions on Oct. 13.

Steps to Leaps is a collaborative effort to foster lifelong habits and promote a growth mindset in the areas of well-being, leadership and professional development, impact, network building and grit. Steps to Leaps offers goal setting, action planning, worksheets, short motivational videos and more for self-assessment or facilitator-led assessments to help students celebrate their strengths while learning paths to improvement. Steps to Leaps was created by students for students under the care and direction of the Office of the Provost and is aligned with long-term University goals under the Provost Road Map for Transformative Undergraduate Education.

Steps to Leaps is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its inception. Learn more about Steps to Leaps by visiting purdue.edu/stepstoleaps.

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