October standard 2013 2014 - maximizing academic success orientation
at the Northeast Center of Empire State College
Helping You Connect the Pieces for
• 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
The Pieces of Academic Success
Academic Support Resources & Services
• 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
All your academic support resources in one
convenient location, open 24/7
Learning Coaches & Peer
• Learning Coaches - 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 - 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.
The Academic Support Team
Academic Eye Instructor
Peer Coaching Coordinator
Director of Academic Support
Peer Coaching Team
Using Microsoft Office Suite
Psychology & Writing
Students participate in workshops either
online or onsite.
(Onsite locations are Latham or Saratoga)
Before You Begin
Highly recommended for new students
Registering, Buying Books & Other Online Resources
Being a Successful Learner:
Communicating Effectively with your Mentor and Instructors
Student Panel : The Balancing Act & Other Success Tips
Starting the Term Off Right
Student & Academic Support Resources
Organizing Yourself : Learning Contracts, Assignments, &
Maintaining a Balanced Life
Student Panel : Study Smart & Other Success Tips
Keeping On Track
What’s Going Right? What Can Go Better?
Goal Setting and You & Your Mentor
Finishing your Coursework On Time
Student Panel: What I Should Have Done & Other Success Tips
Resources Available for You
How do you learn best?
How do you prefer to organize yourself?
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?
Why are you here at
Why are you motivated
Who are you as a learner?
Who is in your support network?
Where can you get your work done
at home or another location?
Where can you concentrate best?
What qualities and/or work/life skills
do you have that you think will be a
positive benefit to your academic
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?