Guiding Frameworks

Strengths Based

Building on the inherent strengths and talents that student's bring with them into the university setting.

Laurie A. Schreiner, 2005, NACADA Journal 

Growth Mindset

"The understanding that abilities and intelligence can be developed" Carol Dweck, mindsetworks.com 

Sense of Belonging 

"Sense of belonging is, at the most basic level, whether or not students feel respected, valued, accepted, cared for, included, and that they matter, in the classroom, at college, or in their chosen career path." Terrell Strayhorn, 2012

Critical Race Theory

Increasing awareness of systemic racial inequities using Critical Race Theory (CRT) creates opportunity for people in power to engage in socially conscious action and decision-making within higher education.