FACULTY PURSUITS: Week of Aug. 22, 2022

Dr. Trish Berg (Business) has had an article on building student resilience published in the Harvard Business Review Education Journal.

She explains the framework in more detail: If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that being able to respond to stress and failure flexibly and positively is an asset. This kind of resilience is a key to success in the classroom, at work, and in life. And when you can teach your students to adapt well to change, you are serving them well in their future careers—and in their futures, period.

Yet, as academics, it’s incredibly tough for us to create flexibility and space in our courses to allow for this resilience work within the rigid structure of our academic classrooms. That’s why I created a resilience framework called the FLEX plan—Failure happens, Lean in, Elect a positive response, and X-ray (be transparent). It is a simple acronym but a powerful tool that educators can use to help students respond to change, stress and failure and become more resilient.

The article also explains how Trish integrates her FLEX plan into her curriculum and dives deeper into how it can help students become more adaptable to change and recover from failures.

Read Trish's article here.

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