Orientation may term 2014 - maximizing academic success

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This is the most up-to-date version of the Office of Academic Support orientation presentation for Northeast Center students.

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  • Orientation may term 2014 - maximizing academic success

    1. 1. Academic Support at the Northeast Center of Empire State College Maximizing Your Success Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success Orientation Presentation
    2. 2. Agenda • Academic Support Programs & Resources What is it? Who can help me? What is available? How do I get support? • Questions? (Stop me and ask throughout) Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success
    3. 3. The Pieces of Academic Success Rationale Essay Academic Research
    4. 4. Who Can Help You? • Learning Coaches – college employees who work with students in all areas of the writing process and related study skills strategies including time management, organization, reading efficiency, goal setting, critical thinking, library research skills, note-taking, and learning skills. • Peer Coaches – current undergraduate or graduate students who assist other students by focusing on enhancing general study skills, tutoring in specific content areas, navigating through college resources, and developing study strategies within their Areas of Study.
    5. 5. The Academic Support Team Sarah Spence-Staulters Learning Coach Peer Coaching Coordinator Kate Stockton Learning Coach Academic Eye Instructor Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein Director of Academic Support
    6. 6. Peer Coaching Team Spring 2014 American History, Political Thought & Academic Writing And Research Writing, Library Research & Graduate Studies Math, Writing & Business Critical Thinking, Psychology & Writing Using Microsoft Office Suite Business Economics Accounting Business, Economics, Statistics, Accounting & Time Management Critical Thinking, Time Management, Communication, Writing & Organization
    7. 7. Academic Success Plan ____ WHO Who are you as a learner? Who is in your support network? ____ WHAT What qualities and/or work/life skills do you have that you think will be a positive benefit to your academic work? What tendancies, commitments, skill sets,, etc. do you see as potential obstacles to your academic success? What tools and resources do you have or plan on using this term to maximiize your academic success? ____ WHEN When will you have time to do your academic work? When will you make time for school work on a weekly and daily basis throughout the term? ____ WHERE Where can you get your work done at home or another location? Where can you concentrate best? ____ WHY Why are you here at Empire? Why are you motivated to succeed? ____ HOW How do you learn best? How do you prefer to organize yourself?
    8. 8. (see packet for handout) • Individual Appointments • Workshops (online & onsite) • Credit and non-credited studies/courses • Content Area Tutoring - FREE online tutoring provided by the college through Smarthinking • Customized Organizational Tools • Datebook & Terms-at-a-glance • Other resources available online at http://necademicsupport.pbworks.com How Do We Help? -- QUICK LIST
    9. 9. www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com All your academic support resources in one convenient location, open 24/7
    10. 10. Individual Appointments
    11. 11. Workshops & Drop-in Hours
    12. 12. FREE Academic Support Resources Available for You
    13. 13. www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com
    14. 14. Go to page 12
    15. 15. Go to page 90
    16. 16. www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com
    17. 17. www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com
    18. 18. www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com You can watch videos we UPLOADED Or PLAYLISTS we created
    19. 19. What is Smarthinking? Smarthinking is an online tutorial service that is available to ESC students free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1st set up your account:
    20. 20. Advice from a 2nd Term Student Why I am attending Empire State College (ESC)
    21. 21. Success Tips from a 2nd Semester Student • How ESC is different for me vs. other colleges I have attended: • Offers different approaches to study: independent study, residencies, classes, and the ability to use prior learning experience for credit. • Class sizes are smaller than what I was used to. • ESC is heavy into written work. Get ready to write! • Professors are very assessable to you (through making an appointment). • There are many ways to obtain academic support: Director of Academic Support; Learning Coaches; Peer Coaches; Workshops, & Online Resources. • Strategies for Success: • I best utilize my academic time requirements by using the computer lab. On weekends I use the public library system. Find your own best “study spot” and times! • Develop a study plan – this plan will become your best asset to completing your work on time. • Do NOT ever be afraid to ask for help!!!!!
    22. 22. To every extent possible, enjoy what you are doing. If you chose ESC – this will be YOUR College, YOUR work, YOUR grades, and YOUR degree. Don’t make it difficult on yourself.

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