Let's get gritty: measures of student outcomes.


Grit is perseverance and passion for longterm goals (Duckworth & Quinn, 2009). Students who have a gritty mindset (Tri, 2013) are achievement-oriented, action-oriented, intrinsically motivated, accountable, and risk takers. By harnessing the connections that are essential to student learning, grit and a growth mindset are fostered. Faculty can show students that they can succeed with passion, perseverance, and the stamina of grit when they make connections. Creating connections with their faculty is integral for students to apply course goals and lessons learned. Students’ collaborative connections among their classmates are equally important along with connections with class materials. In the process of it all, faculty can help students recognize their skills and abilities.

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Joy V'Marie
Marlene Blake
Melissa McCartney
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Southern Arizona Intercollegiate Journal
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