September 8, 2021

Steps to Leaps Discussions and Dialogues series continues this September

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life will continue its virtual Steps to Leaps Discussion and Dialogues series beginning in September and running through December.

Interested individuals can register by clicking the link for the chosen event. Events are geared toward faculty and staff and will be held throughout the day.

The events are as follows:

Sept. 13 (M) -- How the Academic Success Center and the Writing Lab Can Help Provide Resources that Increase Grit

When students falter in their academics, they look to the Academic Success Center and the Writing Lab to get back on track. These offices offer a tremendous number of resources and support. Come learn about the ways their help can increase grit and resilience for students at Purdue and increase your own awareness so you can know how and when to suggest them as a resource. The event will run from 1-2 p.m. ET on Webex.

Sept. 28 (Tu) -- Supporting Networks With Faculty Members in Residential Life

Research has shown the correlation between a student having a positive relationship with a faculty member and their success at the University. Residential Life has two programs that facilitate the building of those networks for students. Come learn about how the Faculty Fellow and Faculty-in-Residence programs have successfully supported relationships between students and faculty members. The event will run from 9-10 a.m. ET on Webex.

Oct. 19 (Tu) -- Learning from the Leadership and Professional Development Initiative

The Leadership and Professional Development Initiative (LPDI) is a campuswide framework for intentionally developing students' leadership and professional development knowledge and skills. This is an office dedicated to one of the Steps to Leaps pillar. Come learn about the many programs that support Leadership and Professional Development at Purdue and how you can help students find support. The event will run from 9-10 a.m. ET on Webex.

Oct. 28 (Th) -- How We Can Support Students Where They Live - Advice from the UR Live-In Staff

Have you ever been curious what exactly University Residences’ staff is doing in the residential communities?  Come and learn, straight from those who live it every day, how to support students where they live. The event will run from 9-10 a.m. ET on Webex.

Nov. 4 (Th) -- Supporting Student Grit in the Office of the Dean of Students

Our students are constantly using the skills they learn within the five pillars while living on campus. University Residences has live-in staff that supports their growth within all five pillar areas. Have you ever been curious what exactly they're doing in the residential communities? Come and learn, straight from those who live it every day, how we can support our students where they live. The event will run from 9-10 a.m. ET on Webex.

Nov. 12 (F) -- Examples of the Steps to Leaps Pillars in Athletics

The Olympics provided a great example of the Steps to Leaps Pillars playing out in Simone Biles. Events displayed her Network of fellow gymnasts, her Leadership, the Impact she had, a broad conversation about Well-Being and ultimately her Grit. The Steps to Leaps pillars are in so many aspects of athletics. Come and join a conversation about how all Purdue students can see the pillars in their lives using the lens of athletes. The event will run from 1-2 p.m. ET on Webex.

Dec. 1 (W) -- The Value of Exploratory Studies and the CCO in Supporting Students

Navigating ambiguity and learning who you are and want to become is part of the college experience. Some students need support in these areas more than others. Exploratory Studies and the Career Counseling Office are two organizations that help students in these areas from the moment they arrive on campus until they leave (and sometimes even after that). Come learn how these two offices support their students and how all the Steps to Leaps pillars come into play. The event will run from 1-2 p.m. ET on Webex.

To learn more about Steps to Leaps, access resources and see student-focused events, visit the Steps to Leaps site.

Writer: Bella Vina, ivina@purdue.edu


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