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Dr Miguel Powers

Dr. Miguel Powers, a Fullerton College English Professor, has been awarded both Fullerton College Teacher of the Year and the Extended Opportunity Program and Services Outstanding Teacher of the Year.  He earned his doctorate in Education from UCLA in 2015, earning the UCLA Alumni Dissertation Scholarship.  
Currently, he co-facilitates a statewide Community of Practice (CoP) implementing and researching growth mindset strategies to improve student success.  This CoP is part of the California Community College Success Network (3CSN) and includes multi-discipline teams from nearly twenty colleges.  Further, he is starting another CoP in Oregon and has presented about growth mindset in Beijing, China.
In addition, he is one of five California Collaborative Faculty Fellows as part of the AAC&U (Association of American Colleges & Universities) interstate proficiency project.  This interstate collaboration promotes research based student success initiatives. 
Locally, at Fullerton College, he serves as the English Department Coordinator and the Pathways Transformation Initiative Growth Mindset Coordinator.

Growth Mindset and Equity
By practicing and promoting academic mindsets we can improve student success and work towards addressing equity.  These sessions explore the research and practical applications of Growth Mindset, based on several research studies and ongoing professional collaboration with educators across the state.  Participants will leave with practical strategies to begin the transformation in their workplace.