Through the Global Grit Experience, LSC Tomball will:
- create a culture that empowers achievement through the acquisition and application of high quantities of high quality grit.
- be recognized as a leader in utilizing grit mindset to develop human potential.
- infuse the principles of grit mindset and behaviors into local and global communities.
Save the Date for the 4th Annual GRIT Summit!
October 9, 2020
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GRIT Resources + Research
GRIT Summit Presentations
Getting Started with GRIT: A video that shares how it all began.
GRIT Summit 2018 Promo
"It's About Your Story"
"GRIT in Action"
A community college implements GRIT to increase student success
Community colleges across the country are concerned about low graduation rates. For the 2010 cohort, the two-year graduation rate was 11.3 percent and the four-year graduation rate was 26.7 percent.1 “Students aren’t finishing what they start,” observed Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, president, Lone Star College– Tomball (LSC–Tomball). To address its low graduation rates, LSC–Tomball decided to take a new approach in 2014. ...
2015−2016 | Pearson Education
Best of times – worst of times: How GRIT mindset changed a college
It is impossible to tell Lone Star College-Tomball’s story without thinking of the first twelve words of Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It was a season of declining enrollment, budgetary challenges, and lower than acceptable performance on key student success indicators. Simultaneously, it was the season of hope, togetherness, and determination. ...
Lee Ann Nutt | June 14, 2016
Dr. Paul G. Stoltz’s concept of high quality GRIT (Growth, Resilience, Instinct, and Tenacity plus Robustness) are essential components of the Beliefs Agenda. GRIT: The New Science of What it Takes to Persevere, Flourish, Succeed is powerful in its common sense, practical, and clear application of deep, well-researched concepts.
Slideshow Presentions & Videos
American Association of Community Colleges
98th Annual Convention | Dallas, Tx. | April 2018
GRIT in the news
The Holistic Student Journey Bolstered by Grit
... Dr. Lee Ann Nutt, made a simple New Year’s Resolution: read 12 compelling books — one each month — for professional and personal development. The first book ignited a series of events that led to a grassroots movement that is now successfully changing the culture and curriculum of the college.
October 12, 2016 | Civitas Learning Space
LSC - Tomball Hosts GRIT Summit
LSC-Tomball recognized with highest honors at Model United Nations in New York
LSC-Tomball teams up with research pioneer to conduct groundbreaking study of students’ perserverance
LSC-Tomball to Host Second Annual GRIT Summit in October
Lone Star College-Tomball President Dr. Lee Ann Nutt has announced that the Second Annual GRIT Summit will be held Friday, Oct. 13, on the LSC-Tomball campus. “Since Spring 2015, LSC-Tomball has explored how to help more students finish what they start,” Nutt said. ...
July 19, 2017 | The Paper Magazine
Grit Certification Program
Created by: Latoya Hardman Lewis
This 15-hour professional development program increases instructor knowledge about growth mindset, intrapersonal skills, their role in student success, and how to infuse them in the classroom. It increases instructor beliefs in the importance of these variables in the classroom and increases instruction use of direct and indirect strategies that help build growth mindset and self-regulation.