can be broadly understood as capacities for persistence, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit, cognitive flexibility, risk-taking, agency, adapting to change, delaying gratification, learning from failure, and questioning success.

The Resilience Consortium is an association of faculty, professionals, and students in higher education -- including representatives of learning services, counseling services, advising programs, academic departments, bridge programs, etc. -- who are interested in understanding and promoting student resilience.

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A Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education

November 19-20, 2018

Harvard University’s Bureau of Study Counsel received a grant from a private donor to help fund a symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education in collaboration with the Resilience Consortium.

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Read the report on the Symposium


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