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Recharge 2020: Going for Gold

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As the landscape of higher education continues to evolve, we are witnessing a shift within the population of students we serve and the work for which we are preparing them. America’s pop culture definition of the traditional college student is debunked. In reality, 74% of today’s college students, who historically would have been considered “non-traditional,” is the new traditional student. Our students simultaneously engage in the scholarly pursuit of advanced studies while juggling family commitments, financial responsibilities, employment, and social engagement. Working as a team, each of us contributing our expertise and Going for Gold, we will rise to the occasion and help our students succeed.

Are you ready to be a coach for an innovative team of higher education professionals? Submit your session proposal for one (or more) of the identified tracks.

Session Proposals are due by December 1st, 2019

Recharge 2020 Identified Tracks

Championship Coaching

Motivating Student Success

Championship Coaching sessions will provide strategies to motivate students inside and outside of the classroom by providing literal tools for engagement, with an emphasis on technology.

Students in 2020 have many competing priorities. They work an average of 19 hours per week, 1 in 4 is caring for a child, they may have transportation or housing issues, in addition to trying to attend college part or full-time.

Modern Pentathlon

Changing Workforce Needs and Competition

Modern Pentathlon sessions will provide strategies to support students in working and attaining their education, as well as in providing students with skills and experiences to make them competitive in the modern workforce.

By 2020, there is projected to be a shortage of 875,000 skilled trade workers. Employers are offering on-the-job training, bonuses, and high wages without any post-secondary education. On the flip side, the rise of automation means that many students with degrees are underemployed.

Wallet Wrestling

Financial Worries for Students

Wallet Wrestling sessions will provide strategies to support students facing financial worries.

The majority of today’s college students are financially independent from their parents. However, 40% are living at or below the poverty line and 36% are facing some type of homelessness.

Mental Weightlifting

Psychological Support for Students

Mental Weightlifting sessions will provide strategies to recognize students struggling with psychological challenges and ways to provide support.

Today’s college students aren’t more psychologically fragile. Instead, we see more of them seeking help due to a shift in the culture of mental health care. We know many of them struggle with challenges like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.