All incoming students are provided a copy of StrengthsQuest , a text written specifically for college students by Dr. Edward "Chip" Anderson and Dr. Donald O. Clifton in which an ID code allows them access to the StrengthsFinder assessment.
As seniors, students continue to integrate their strengths into their daily lives and increase their understanding of them. In the senior capstone course, students are encouraged to organize themselves into work groups based on their strengths and are challenged to complete major projects using their top five strengths.
All faculty, staff and administrators at Greenville have been encouraged to take the StrengthsFinder. The President's "Cabinet" and Greenville's Board of Trustees have also spent time working with the StrengthsFinder. Approximately 20 faculty and administrative staff have been trained by Gallup as strengths "coaches" and are available to work with students individually.
Greenville College is pleased to announce a partnership with The Gallup Organization. Greenville has adopted Gallup's StrengthsFinder, which is used by major corporations worldwide to assess and provide feedback to employees and managers, to help students, faculty, and staff identify and develop their individual talents and strengths. Greenville students can now use the StrengthsFinder feedback to help them choose majors, identify extracurricular activities, and generally assist with the lifelong process of education.
While Gallup Polls are an everyday concept to most people, the Gallup Organization is also one of the world's largest management consulting firms, and StrengthsFinder has proven very beneficial in helping people identify, develop, and use their talents and strengths to become more effective students and employees.
Beginning with the 2000-2001 school year, freshmen and transfer students, faculty and staff have been provided the opportunity to complete the StrengthsFinder assessment. In 2002, partly because of the partnership with Greenville College , StrengthsQuest , a combination of text and interactive web site was developed and was used on the Greenville College campus. StrengthsQuest focuses on the strengths of college-aged students. StrengthsFinder is at its core, but there is much new information geared specifically to college students in the book as well as links to interactive on-line sites where the students can learn more about their own strengths and the strengths of their classmates. For more information, go to www.StrengthsQuest.com.
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