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Using Action Plans to Increase Performance

Action plans offer the opportunity help people think through the various challenges they face and apply some type of plan on how to overcome these difficulties. Whether discussing students, employees our yourself it is beneficial to consider the benefits of implementing action plans in a way that encourages greater insight by the person writing them. Insight sometimes leads to higher levels of performance. In my experience in labor relations and as a professor in business I find that performance issues may not be willful but are a result of a lack of experience or understanding. For example, in labor relations I have found attendance to be a major employer concern. Through the standard grievance process employees can promise to make it to work on time but without an action plan the problem isn't likely to be resolved soon. The same idea applies to students who consistently fail to turn their work by class deadlines. Each assignment they scramble for some excuse that will get th

Webinar: A Campus-Wide Approach To Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills

When: Tuesday, February 25, 1:00-2:30 EST Type: Online Webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www. innovativeeducators.org/ product_p/2105.htm Overview: One of the most exciting innovations in higher education in the past few years has been the development of High Impact Practices. Building on platforms such as service learning, internships, and other active and collaborative learning experiences, researchers such as George Kuh have articulated pedagogical guidance for making an impact on educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom. These practices have been demonstrated by decades of research to improve student learning and success. They have also been linked to the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills. In an age in which higher education is transitioning from models that stress knowledge acquisition to an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning skills, and information literacy, these programs provide practical ways to pursue these important goals