Student Success Strategies Slide Presentation Class - WRITTEN AND CREATED BY SUZETTE BAECKELANDT
Lake County Campus
1225 Tri-State Parkway
Gurnee, IL 60031
LAKE COUNTY STAFF
☞ Stephen Stephany ☞ Christina Overstreet
- Illinois Regional Director - Administrative Assistant,
Financial Aid Official
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- Military & VA Certifying Official
☞ Lyndon Russell
☞ Tabitha Scott
- Assistant Director - Administrative Assistant
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☞ Suzette Baeckelandt
☞ Synthia Morris
- Community Relations Coordinator
- Administrative Assistant
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- VA/TA Assistance
☞ Matt Lathrop
☞ Kathleen Kelly
- Academic Advisor - Administrative Assistant
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☞ Ethline “Lynn” Blake
- Academic Advisor ☞ Tom Scheidt
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☞ Don Merritt
- Building Manager
☞ Roland Higbee
☞ Gregory Fobbs
- Academic Advisor - Building Monitor
FOUNDED IN 1851
New Campus, Gurnee, IL. March 2008
– Home Campus in Columbia, M.O.
– 32 CAMPUSES Nation Wide
– By The Higher Learning Commission
– Member of the North Central Association
TOP TIER RANKING (the highest)!
– US News and World Report
– 4th Year in a Row
Degrees: Associates, Baccalaureate, & Online MBA, MSCJ, & MAT
– Majors: Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resource Mgmt., International
Business, Management, & Marketing.
– Lowest tuition in Northern Illinois
– We cater to the busy working adult learner!
Student Success Strategies
– Your Secret to Success!
1. “Frank Westling” Scholarship
3.0 GPA+, 15 hrs w/ CC, Leadership
skills or Service
Offered in January, and awarded the
Scholarship for one course
2. “Lake County Campus Scholarship”
1. Essay based. COLUMBIA
2. All Degree seeking students are
3. Scholarship for one in-house course Evaluations &
3. “Lake County Honor Scholarship”
3.75+ GPA, fully employed, 24 hrs. w/ We are here for YOU!
Offered once a year
3 students chosen for two in-house
4. “S.O.S” (Spouses Opportunity Scholarship)
Offered to Military spouses Before their
first class with CC
5. ASL (Alpha Sigma Lambda)
1. www.AlphaSigmaLambda.org 3.2 GPA,
24 hrs. w/ CC
Alpha Sigma Lambda:
– 3.2 GPA
– 24 hours with Columbia
– $30 one time fee COLLEGE
– Induction Ceremony
Math Tutoring: Student Feedback:
– Tuesdays from 5:30 to 9:30
– Saturday mornings from 8:30 We are here for YOU!
– 3 referrals turned COLUMBIA
Federal Pell Grants
Free Aid from Dept. Ed
Federal Stafford Student Loan
Offered to All Students
GPA or Essay Based
Outside Sources; Banks, Credit Based, Etc.
ADVISING INFORMATION Lynn Blake
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 7 pm
Friday 9:30am – 5:30pm
Navy Base Office Hours (Roland Higbee):
Monday - Thursday, 11:00-3:30pm
How to make an appointment:
1. In Person - Appointment Binder at front desk
2. By Phone – 847-336-6333
Why see an Advisor?
Keep You On Track
Your Liaison Between Home & Main
To Guide You With:
Your Academic Plans
Your Future Degree Classes
Advise on Specific in-demand Degrees
SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLINE
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Check Online Course
Access Class Syllabus
Library Resources / Register for All Classes
Official Transcripts Classes
Apply for Financial Aid
Check the variety of
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Convenience - Class any day or night
– 500 Online Courses
– 18 Online Degrees
Schedule – Serves as a calendar of events
Discussion – Online class discussion posting area
Chat – Some instructors do real time chats to
communicate as a class
Email – Can email fellow classmates / instructor
Grades – Can track progress by reviewing grade book
Testing – Varies on instructor: online or proctoring
BALANCE IS KEY!
See your advisor EVERY session!
Make your hourly, weekly, monthly, and yearly
goals clear and stick with them!
Prepare for EVERY class!
Get involved in your classes!
Utilize Online Resources!
Grades encompass all!
Things We’ll Talk About
College Level Expectations
College Level Learning
Critical Thinking / College Level Thinking
College Level Writing
Learning to Learn
Balancing Your Life!
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we see & hear
70% of what we discuss with others
80% of what we personally experience
95% of what we teach others
Learning Styles I hear - I forget
I see - I remember
I do - I understand
Confucius 551 - 479
Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
I often see clear visual I can hear words in my head Reading on a daily basis is
images when I close my eyes. before I read, speak, or write very important to me
I like to draw or doodle. I have a pleasant singing I can easily compute numbers
voice. in my head.
When driving, I pay more When driving, I pay more When driving, I pay more
attention to the scenery than attention to the words attention to the directions on
to the directions. written on signs than the the map and finding the
scenery. shortest route and could care
less about scenery.
I can look at maps and I would rather someone tell I like reading the directions
connect them with my me how to get from point A from the map and figuring
surroundings with ease. to point B. out my own way.
I’m sensitive to color and I am sensitive to sounds. I find it difficult to sit still for
enjoy colorful things. long periods of time
Calendars help me plan my I hate planning anything and I need to know what my
days because I can visualize would prefer to be days, weeks, and even
my plans then. spontaneous about things. months will look like as much
Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
I Can hear words in my head
Do you write the word down to find
Spell Do you try to see the word? before I read, speak, or write them
if it feels right?
Do you dislike listening for too long? Do you enjoy listening but are Do you gesture and use expressive
Talk Do you favor words such as see, impatient to talk? Do you use words movements? Do you use words
picture, and imagine? such as hear, tune, and think? such as feel, touch, and hold?
Do you become distracted by Do you become distracted by Do you become distracted by
untidiness or movement? sounds or noises? activity around you?
Meet Do you forget faces but remember
Do you forget names but remember Do you remember best what you
someone names or remember what you
faces or remember where you met? did together?
again talked about?
Do you prefer direct, face-to-face, Do you talk with them while walking
people on Do you prefer the telephone?
personal meetings? or participating in an activity?
Do you enjoy dialog and
Do you like descriptive scenes or Do you prefer action stories or
Read pause to imagine the actions?
conversation or hear the
reading bores you all together?
Do you like to see demonstrations, Do you prefer verbal instructions or Do you prefer to jump right in and
diagrams, slides, or posters? talking about it with someone else? try it?
new at work
Do you prefer verbal directions
Do you need to look at the directions Do you ignore the directions and
Driving and see the map or a picture?
or having a quick turn left or
figure it out as you go along?
Need help with Do you call the help desk, ask a
Can you easily identify problems Do you keep trying to do it or try it
a computer neighbor, or growl at the
application through following diagrams? on another computer?
College Level Thinking
– Expectations of self study
– No hand holding
– Classes are to answer questions AFTER self
– Guiding student to career goals
– We make experts in chosen profession
Separate Fact from Opinion
See Holes in an Argument
Determine Whether Action & Result is Established
Be: Curious, Open Minded, Open to New
Experiences & Conscientious
College Level Writing
• Document ALL Sources
• Correct Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling
• Avoid Redundancies / Wordiness
• Analyze Objectively
MLA Format (Modern Language Association)
Be an Active Part of Class
Challenge Each Other
Ask Lots of Questions
Highlight – in your books, on your notes…
Peruse the Guides
Studying for Tests
Learning To Learn:
– assess strengths and weaknesses
Become An Active Reader
– Have a purpose and/or a goal for each assignment
Become An Active Writer
– Have a purpose and/or goal for any writing that’s done
Writing Must Haves:
– Controlled Idea or Thesis
– Organized development of idea with major and minor purposes
– Logical Conclusion
Learning To Learn:
Build Listening and Note Taking Skills
– Prepare for every class
– Be an active listener
– Distinguish between major and minor points
– Participate in Class
– Review often
Know How to Study For and Take Exams
---- Find out as much as you can about the exam. Study
throughout the time of session. Use the night before to review not
Master Every Course
– You will get what you give!
Know WHAT to study
and HOW to do it! PREVIEW
Learning Takes More
than just going to
CLASS LEARNING REVIEW
– Learning is a four part
Warren Newport, Off Washington/O’Plaine in Gurnee
Columbia College Online –
MOST RELIABLE SOURCE
Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers
Google Searches on Subject
Wickapedia = Academic Research
NOT A RELIABLE SOURCE
Time Management / Study Skills
Components of Time Management
7 Key Areas of Life
7 Key Areas of Life
W h a t w ill y o u g iv e u p ?
2. Family W h a t w ill y o u s a c r if ic e
3. Religion H o w w ill y o u f it it in ? ?
8. School / Education
Do the Right Job at the Right Time
Leave yourself time to fix problems
plan for “small fires”
Let other’s do their own work
take control of your time
Focus on your deadlines
start a project when you get it
don’t wait until the last minute
quality of work will improve dramatically
be assertive when protecting your time
Strategies on Using Time
Develop blocks of study time
Schedule weekly reviews and updates
Prioritize assignments (most difficult to easiest)
Develop Alternative Study Places Free from
Got “dead time”? Study “bits” in dead time
Review Studies just before and right after class
Schedule Time for Critical Events; papers,
presentations, tests, etc.
Matrix of Goals
Write a “To Do” List
Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, & Yearly
Work on the areas of highest payoff
“Is this what I need to be doing right now?”
Tackle the most difficult subject first - when
you’re at your peak
Don’t allow distractions; learn to say “no”
Review your list often - Stay Focused!
Plan for your deadlines and stick to your
hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly schedule
Time and Stress Management
Learn Your Own Signs of problems with time and stress:
Focus on Results not busyness
Report a problem; no need to “fix”
Monitor the hours spent on each project
Write weekly status reports of what’s been accomplished
Keep your space clean and organized to prevent mind
Sort Mail Same time each day: Read now, Handle now,
A Place For Everything
Schedule 10 Minutes to do “Nothing”
Learn Good Meeting Management Skills
Break Task into
Post Matrix Smaller Units
on a Chart
Force Yourself Reward
to Confront Yourself
Use Tools: Calculate
ie: Sticky notes the Cost
Making it All Work
Balance is the Key
Prioritize / Build Matrix
Take Baby Steps
Keep your agenda;
hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
Health, Family, and Your Well-Being
Stay Positive; The role of “Gumption”
Making a decision to be happier, positive,
and more productive.
With dedication, Your GOAL is near!