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“Connections and
Conversations”
Rogan Kersh, WFU Provost
April 2014
Enhancing Millennials' Well-Being:
Challenges & Opport...
• Baby Boomers: 1945-63
• Generation X: 1964-82
• Generation Y: 1983-2001
• ???: 2002-
Overview:
American Generations
Challenges/Opportunities Abound
Address during College/University Years:
Focus on This Generation of Students
Gen Y: What ...
 Hyper-organized/routinized
 High achievers; “everything‟s a job”
 Unusual stress levels
 Spontaneous Campus:
 Dan Biederman
 WFU Well-Being Index
 Unusual „peer networks‟
 Highly adult-supervised/curated lives
 Teacher-Scholars
 Faculty Fellows
 URECA
 Breadth…at what cost?
 Gen X/Slackers: Gen Y/???
 Generation Wired
 OPCD
 Technology in Context
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Connections & Conversations - Enhancing Millennials' Well-Being: Challenges & Opportunities - Rogan Kersh

  1. 1. “Connections and Conversations” Rogan Kersh, WFU Provost April 2014 Enhancing Millennials' Well-Being: Challenges & Opportunities
  2. 2. • Baby Boomers: 1945-63 • Generation X: 1964-82 • Generation Y: 1983-2001 • ???: 2002- Overview: American Generations
  3. 3. Challenges/Opportunities Abound Address during College/University Years: Focus on This Generation of Students Gen Y: What Is To Be Done?
  4. 4.  Hyper-organized/routinized  High achievers; “everything‟s a job”  Unusual stress levels
  5. 5.  Spontaneous Campus:  Dan Biederman  WFU Well-Being Index
  6. 6.  Unusual „peer networks‟  Highly adult-supervised/curated lives
  7. 7.  Teacher-Scholars  Faculty Fellows  URECA
  8. 8.  Breadth…at what cost?  Gen X/Slackers: Gen Y/???  Generation Wired
  9. 9.  OPCD  Technology in Context

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