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.
Vision & Mission
The Resilience Consortium emerged from a shared sense that today’s students encounter unprecedented challenges in their lives and work that require them to exercise capacities for resilience, and that institutions of higher education have an important role to play in helping young people develop these capacities. Participating institutions determine independently how to address issues of resilience on their own campuses, given their unique resources, interests, and student populations.
- What are the habits, attitudes, and skills associated with resilience in the college/university setting?
- To what extent can resilience be learned in young adulthood? What pedagogies and learning contexts influence student conceptions of success, failure, and risk, and promote or inhibit the development of resilience?
- What is the long term impact for young people in their academic and professional endeavors, when they are provided with opportunities to develop their capacities for resilience during their college/university years?
- To better understand the nature of resilience in our students’ lives and work
- To develop and implement interventions to promote student resilience
- To produce research, disseminate information, share materials, and provide consultation among member schools and within the larger field of higher education regarding issues related to student resilience
Statement of Values
- Participants welcome and respect diverse cultural and personal assumptions, values, circumstances, and perspectives.
- Participants strive for collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni within their own university communities.
- Participants strive to make full use of appropriate technology (electronic survey tools; mobile apps; interactive formats; technological accessibility; social networking).
The Resilience Consortium is guided by a Steering Committee of representatives from four of the founding schools:
Director, Bureau of Study Counsel
Director, Student Learning Strategy Programs
Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
University of Pennsylvania
Senior Associate Director
McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning