A student’s beliefs about their relationship with their school and their learning community affects their motivation to work through challenges. For example, if a student is challenged academically or socially, they may feel like they do not belong in college. Alternatively, when students believe they are a part of a community of learners experiencing college in a similar way, and that faculty and staff care about their success, they feel like they belong in college and their participation in the community matters.
The Nudge Hub includes a library of mindset and mattering nudging templates for fall, spring, and summer terms. Read through the nudge campaigns and decide whether a mattering or mindset message is most likely to have a positive impact on persistence for each student group.