What skills are at the heart of student engagement?
Never before have colleges faced such stiff headwinds related to tuition costs, student debt, faculty burnout, enrollments, and drop-out rates. The U.S. is experiencing a daunting 40% college dropout rate every year, with only 41% of students graduating after four years (ThinkImpact, 2021). With the lifeblood of colleges and universities at risk, how can institutions help students develop essential skills to improve resiliency, clarity of purpose, and engagement?
In 2018, Utah State University established the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center at the Huntsman School of Business to "Develop principle-centered leaders of character and competence, who elevate all society." Foundational to the center's success is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®. The center teaches the skills necessary to effectively lead people and organizations through a structured curriculum, a variety of extracurricular programs and activities outside of the classroom, and an opportunity to facilitate local workshops.
Hear from Executive Director of the Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center, Bret Crane and a panel of college students from Utah State University share how The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® has helped them develop personal leadership skills.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is available to college students through FranklinCovey's new platform, LeaderU. By providing access to the same award-winning courses used to teach leaders at Fortune 500 organizations, LeaderU helps students develop essential career skills and earn professional certificates. Additionally, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students is a life-changing student success course and textbook based on timeless principles of personal effectiveness and tailored to the needs of college students today.