Image of David YeagerThe TLC Responds to David Yeager

Friday, January 26, 2018
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center

In October, the TLC welcomed David Yeager to speak at CMU. Following his practical and insightful workshops, faculty discussed his strategies for promoting student achievement by building a growth mindset and fostering community. On Friday, January 26th the TLC invites you to an all-day faculty conference to build on the momentum from David Yeager's visit. Presenters will discuss varied ways to implement his strategies in classrooms across the university. Visit the TLC website to watch the recorded workshops from Yeager's visit (CMU global ID and password required for access.) 


This event is free, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided for all registrants. Registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th

About David Yeager

David Yeager is an Associate Professor in Psychology at UT Austin. He earned his PhD and MA in Experimental Psychology at Stanford, his MEd in English and BA in Liberal Studies/Great Books at Notre Dame, taught middle-school English and coached basketball in Tulsa, OK. 

Yeager studies characteristic challenges for people from late childhood through early adulthood, such as academic achievement, trust, depression, cheating, bullying, and health problems, focusing on the opportunities and risks that come with transitions.  His goal is to analyze those risk situations in order to devise interventions that lead to improved behavior and success in reaching one’s goals. 

In 2013, Dr. Yeager chaired and co-hosted a national summit on mindset interventions at the White House Office for Science and Technology Policy. There, the “Mindset Scholars Network” was launched, with Yeager as a co-chair. This interdisciplinary research Network is housed at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) in Stanford, CA, where Yeager was a 2014-15 fellow. The flagship projects of the Network are: the “National Mindset Study,” a test of mindset interventions in a national probability sample of high schools, and the “College Transition Collaborative,” a test of social-belonging interventions with matriculating students at over a dozen colleges. Yeager’s work has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticScientific AmericanThe Wall Street JournalThe Guardian, and the leading journals in his field. Click here to view David Yeager's CV.

About TLC

The Teaching and Learning Collective (TLC) is a grass-roots faculty initiative committed to improving students' academic achievement by developing the academic skills they need to become active and engaged life-long learners. 

Conference Sponsors

The 2018 TLC Winter Conference is co-sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral ​Sciences (CHSBS) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning​ (CETL) at Central Michigan University. This speaker series has been made possible by the Office of the Provost.