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Student Success Strategies Slide Presentation Class - WRITTEN AND CREATED BY SUZETTE BAECKELANDT


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Time Management, Learning To Learn, Basics of College. A class researched, created, and taught by Suzette A. Baeckelandt

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Student Success Strategies Slide Presentation Class - WRITTEN AND CREATED BY SUZETTE BAECKELANDT

  1. 1. CONTACT INFORMATION Columbia College, Lake County Campus 1225 Tri-State Parkway Gurnee, IL 60031 847-336-6333 Telephone 847-336-6466 Fax WWW.CCIS.EDU/LAKECOUNTY
  2. 2. Columbia College LAKE COUNTY STAFF ☞ Stephen Stephany ☞ Christina Overstreet - Illinois Regional Director - Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid Official Email: Email: - Military & VA Certifying Official ☞ Lyndon Russell ☞ Tabitha Scott - Assistant Director - Administrative Assistant Email: Email: ☞ Suzette Baeckelandt ☞ Synthia Morris - Community Relations Coordinator - Administrative Assistant Email: Email: - VA/TA Assistance ☞ Matt Lathrop ☞ Kathleen Kelly - Academic Advisor - Administrative Assistant Email: Email: ☞ Ethline “Lynn” Blake - Academic Advisor ☞ Tom Scheidt Email: - Computer Lab Technician ☞ Don Merritt - Building Manager ☞ Roland Higbee ☞ Gregory Fobbs - Academic Advisor - Building Monitor Email:
  3. 3. COLUMBIA COLLEGE OVERVIEW  FOUNDED IN 1851  New Campus, Gurnee, IL. March 2008 – Home Campus in Columbia, M.O. – 32 CAMPUSES Nation Wide  ACCREDITED – 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.  AFFORDABLE – Lowest tuition in Northern Illinois  FLEXIBLE – We cater to the busy working adult learner!
  4. 4. AGENDA  Programs Available  Financial Aid  Advising  Online Services  Student Goals Student Success Strategies – Your Secret to Success!
  5. 5. Scholarships: 1. “Frank Westling” Scholarship Programs Available  Essay Based  3.0 GPA+, 15 hrs w/ CC, Leadership skills or Service  Offered in January, and awarded the following fall  Scholarship for one course 2. “Lake County Campus Scholarship” 1. Essay based. COLUMBIA STUDENT COLLEGE 2. All Degree seeking students are eligible. 3. Scholarship for one in-house course Evaluations & Student Feedback: 3. “Lake County Honor Scholarship”  3.75+ GPA, fully employed, 24 hrs. w/ We are here for YOU! CC  Offered once a year  3 students chosen for two in-house courses STAFF FACULTY 4. “S.O.S” (Spouses Opportunity Scholarship)  Essay based  Offered to Military spouses Before their first class with CC 5. ASL (Alpha Sigma Lambda) 1. 3.2 GPA, 24 hrs. w/ CC
  6. 6. Programs Available  Alpha Sigma Lambda: – 3.2 GPA – 24 hours with Columbia College COLUMBIA STUDENT – $30 one time fee COLLEGE – Induction Ceremony Evaluations &  Math Tutoring: Student Feedback: – Tuesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 – Saturday mornings from 8:30 We are here for YOU! to 12:30  Referral Program: STAFF FACULTY – 3 referrals turned COLUMBIA COLLEGE students
  7. 7. FINANCIAL AID Columbia College Federal Pell Grants  Free Aid from Dept. Ed Federal Stafford Student Loan  Offered to All Students Scholarships  GPA or Essay Based Alternative Loans  Outside Sources; Banks, Credit Based, Etc.
  8. 8. ADVISORS: Matt Lathrop ADVISING INFORMATION Lynn Blake Roland Higbee  Appointment Hours: 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
  9. 9. Columbia College Why see an Advisor?  Academic Questions  Keep You On Track  Your Liaison Between Home & Main Campus  To Guide You With:  Your Academic Plans  Your Future Degree Classes  Advise on Specific in-demand Degrees
  10. 10. SERVICES AVAILABLE ONLINE Columbia College    eServices (at top of  Access Lake County navigation screen) Course Schedule  Check Online Course Schedules Available  Access Class Syllabus  Library Resources /  Register for All Classes Research Resources  Add/Drop/Withdraw from  Official Transcripts Classes  Apply for Financial Aid  Check the variety of  ePayment/eBill Degree Programs Offered
  11. 11. Online Classes  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  Online Library
  12. 12. Student Goals  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!
  13. 13. Things We’ll Talk About  Learning Styles  College Level Expectations  College Level Learning  Critical Thinking / College Level Thinking  College Level Writing  Test Taking  Learning to Learn  Technology  Research Resources  Time Management  Balancing Your Life!
  14. 14. We Remember 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 Edgar Dale
  15. 15. Learning Styles I hear - I forget I see - I remember I do - I understand Confucius 551 - 479 Vis Kinesth ual etic Audit
  16. 16. 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 them down. 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 as possible.
  17. 17. When you.. 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? down. 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 Concentrate 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? Contact 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? business 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? characters talk? Do Do you like to see demonstrations, Do you prefer verbal instructions or Do you prefer to jump right in and something 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? right? 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? computer?
  18. 18. Expectations College Level Learning CriticalThinking / College Level Thinking College Level Writing
  19. 19. College Level Thinking  Independent – Expectations of self study – No hand holding  Fast Paced – Classes are to answer questions AFTER self study  Results – Guiding student to career goals – We make experts in chosen profession
  20. 20. Critical Thinking  Evaluate Evidence  Separate Fact from Opinion  See Holes in an Argument  Determine Whether Action & Result is Established  Question  Be: Curious, Open Minded, Open to New Experiences & Conscientious
  21. 21. College Level Writing • Document ALL Sources • Correct Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling • Avoid Redundancies / Wordiness • Analyze Objectively MLA Format (Modern Language Association)  Double-Spaced  12 Font  1” Margins  No Plagiarism
  22. 22. Test Taking  Objective Tests  Yes/No  Right/Wrong  T/F  Multiple Choice  Subjective Tests  Analysis  Synthesis  Justification
  23. 23. Learning  Get Engaged  Participate Often  Be an Active Part of Class  Challenge Each Other  Ask Lots of Questions  Highlight – in your books, on your notes…  Peruse the Guides  Note Taking  Reading Textbooks  Studying for Tests
  24. 24. Learning To Learn:  Know Yourself – 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: – Purpose – Controlled Idea or Thesis – Organized development of idea with major and minor purposes – Logical Conclusion
  25. 25. 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 cram!  Master Every Course – You will get what you give!
  26. 26. STUDYING  Know WHAT to study and HOW to do it! PREVIEW Learning Takes More than just going to CLASS LEARNING REVIEW class! – Learning is a four part cycle: STUDY
  27. 27. Technology  Computer Capabilities (MS Word)  Local Library  CC Computer Lab(s)  Employment Agencies / Job Centers  Excel Spreadsheets (accounting, finance)  PowerPoint (presentations)  Email / File Transfer
  28. 28. Research Resources  Local Libraries:  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
  29. 29. Time Management / Study Skills Components of Time Management Planning/ Goals Organizing/ Prioritizing Self Discipline
  30. 30. 7 Key Areas of Life  Work  Family  Religion  Civic  Recreation  Health  Self-Improvement
  31. 31. 8 7 Key Areas of Life 1. Work 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 ? ? 4. Civic 5. Recreation 6. Health 7. Self-Improvement 8. School / Education
  32. 32. 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  Ignore interruptions  be assertive when protecting your time
  33. 33. 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 distractions  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.
  34. 34. PRIORITIZE!  Matrix of Goals  Write a “To Do” List  Schedule Everything!  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
  35. 35. Time and Stress Management  Learn Your Own Signs of problems with time and stress: ask friends  Focus on Results not busyness  Report a problem; no need to “fix”  Delegate  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 chaos  Sort Mail Same time each day: Read now, Handle now, Read later  A Place For Everything  Schedule 10 Minutes to do “Nothing”  Learn Good Meeting Management Skills
  36. 36. Defeating Procrastination Break Task into Post Matrix Smaller Units Make a Progress Commitment on a Chart Force Yourself Reward to Confront Yourself Use Tools: Calculate ie: Sticky notes the Cost
  37. 37. Making it All Work  Balance is the Key  Prioritize / Build Matrix  Schedule Everything!  Take Baby Steps  Set Boundaries  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!
  39. 39. To Learn More…  Websites: – Columbia College website: – Study Guides & Strategies: – Learning to Learn:  , , – Time Management: , , ,