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Getting Your Head StARTS

  1. 1. Getting Your Head StARTSTimmy WongImagine UBC – Squad 6September 2011 1
  2. 2. The Day’s ScheduleMorning MeetingStudent Success WorkshopMeet the Dean SessionLunch + Campus TourPep RallyThe Main Event 2
  3. 3. Objectives Learn about the role of a university professor Discuss expectations of new-to-UBC students Learn strategies for success in the classroom environment Addressing myths and stereotypes about the university/UBC 3
  4. 4. Facilitators Prof Janice Stewart Squad 6 Orientations Leaders 4
  5. 5. Who here… Is not from Vancouver? Is an international student? Lives on residence? Came straight to UBC after finishing high school? Is the first in their family to go to university? 5
  6. 6. Basic differences High school University Mandatory and free Optional and expensive People around you help Balance own with goal-setting responsibilities + priorities Classes are M-F 9-3 Your own schedule Often told what to do + its You take full responsibility consequences for your own actions 6
  7. 7. Co-ordinated Arts Program 18 credits in the social sciences/humanities 6 different combinations of classes (streams)  Global Citizens, Individual and Society, Law and Society, New Media and Society, PPE, Popular Culture About 100 students in each stream Small class component (ASTU 100) Courses are integrated in teaching and coursework Comes with your own studying lounge! 7
  8. 8. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 8
  9. 9. Academics Arts Advising  Where is it?  What does it do?  Academic advisors? TAs and professors  What’s the difference?  What do they do?  Expectations (on next slide) 9
  10. 10. Expectations from your instructors High School University Remind you of late May not remind you of projects/assignments incomplete work Approach you if they see Expect you to initiate you need help contact Often provide you with Get missed notes from material while away classmates Important info is on Lecture notes from variety whiteboard of places Class attendance kept Attendance optional (for the most part) 10
  11. 11. Academics Classes  15 weeks, 2 weeks for exams  What’s needed to graduate?  Myth #1 Textbooks  Do I need to read everything in the text?  Where can I find cheap textbooks? 11
  12. 12. Myth #1Myth: Arts courses are easier than [other faculty] courses.Fact: To succeed in the Faculty of Arts, you will need to work equally hard, if not more. Arts students can expect to spend most of their time reading, writing papers, and attending seminars. In an Arts degree, the focus is on making students critical thinkers. It’s definitely a different type of mental workout from other faculties’, but no less demanding. 12
  13. 13. Academics Time management  Over/under-involvement, picking and choosing  First 2-3 weeks of school; papers time  Tips and tricks  Myth #2 Homework  Is there any homework? 13
  14. 14. Myth #2Myth: I’m a first-year student; I can juggle being involved in everything!Fact: It is very easy to get overwhelmed with courses and extracurriculars if you take on absolutely everything. Choose wisely as it is better to do one or two things well than being involved in everything without having the time to dedicate to each item. 14
  15. 15. Myth #2Myth: I’m a first-year student; I can juggle being involved in everything!Another misconception is that you have to take a full course load of five courses per term (or 15 credits). Many students choose to do fewer courses per term (3 courses or 9 credits qualifies you as a full-time student), especially if they are also involved in extracurriculars or jobs. 15
  16. 16. Academics Time management  Over/under-involvement, picking and choosing  First 2-3 weeks of school; papers time  Tips and tricks  Myth #2 Homework  Is there any homework? 16
  17. 17. Academics Readings  How much readings will I need to do? Papers Exams/studying  Myth #3 Grades  Will my marks drop 15%?  Myth #4 17
  18. 18. Myth #3Myth: No one will make you study in university, so you don’t have to work hard.Fact: Now that you’re in university, your professors won’t be breathing down your neck if you miss classes or hand in assignments late. It is your own responsibility to make sure you are doing well – and this includes keeping on top of your readings, clarifying material you are unsure of, and putting in consistent effort. 18
  19. 19. Myth #3Myth: No one will make you study in university, so you don’t have to work hard.Before you know it, midterm season will be upon you, followed by papers and finals, and unless you have been putting in consistent effort, this can be very overwhelming and difficult to cope with. 19
  20. 20. Academics Readings  How much readings will I need to do? Papers Exams  Myth #3 Grades  Will my marks drop 15%?  Myth #4 20
  21. 21. Myth #4Myth: I heard that my grades will drop 15% when I start at UBC.Fact: On average, students far overestimate how they will perform in their first year. The majority of students will get grades between 70% to 79%. To do well, you should keep up with all readings and assignments, as well as be engaged in class. If you are still worried about your academic success, make use of your resources (more to come) 21
  22. 22. Academics Readings  How much readings will I need to do? Papers Exams  Myth #3 Grades  Will my marks drop 15%?  Myth #4 22
  23. 23. Academics Studying spaces  CAP Lounge Resources  Office hours  Myth #5  Classmates/study groups  Writing Centre  Learning Commons 23
  24. 24. Myth #5Myth: Office hours are only for students who “don’t get it”.Fact: Office hours, generally run by professors or Teaching Assistants, is one way for students to clarify material taught in class. Whether you simply don’t understand course material or want to ask more detailed questions, office hours are a great place to start. 24
  25. 25. Myth #5Myth: Office hours are only for students who “don’t get it”.Making connections with professors and (TAs) earlier on in the term can be very beneficial. After building that initial rapport, it is much easier to ask questions later on in the term, especially if the course material gets more difficult. Professors and TAs are also great sources of information on potential research and job opportunities. 25
  26. 26. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 26
  27. 27. In-class etiquette In class  Laptops/notetaking  Food/drink  Washroom breaks  Questions/class discussions  Amount of interaction 27
  28. 28. In-class etiquette With professors  Calling them Dr, Prof, Mr/Mrs/Ms Emailing your professors 28
  29. 29. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 29
  30. 30. Health and Wellness Physical health Mental health  Sleep  Stress UBC Healthy Minds - http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=9Fj7BrAyG5M 30
  31. 31. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 31
  32. 32. Myth #6Myth: Coming into such a huge university, I will never be able to make close friends!Fact: In a faculty of 12,000 students, you do not have to feel isolated or lonely! There are many ways to make friends during your first year and throughout your time at UBC Arts, including joining clubs, getting involved, and finding a community for yourself. 32
  33. 33. Social/Involvement Opps Centre for Student Involvement  Peer Programs, Orientations, CLASS, SLC Student government (AUS/AMS) AMS Clubs – Arts Courtyard/Main Event RezlifeInvolvement coaching – Brock HallSept 12-16, 12-6pm 33
  34. 34. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 34
  35. 35. Careers/ResearchCareers UBC Career Services Work-Study/Work-Learn Arts-specific programs  Co-op  Internships  Tri-mentoring Myth #7 35
  36. 36. Myth #7Myth: I will not be able to get a job with an Arts degree.Fact: Arts students are very employable. According to the 2010 Biennial Skills and Attributes Survey Report from the Business Council of B.C., the skills most employers are looking for are speaking, listening, decision making, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking – all skills developed through an Arts degree. Co-ops and internships also allow you to gain relevant work experience during your degree. 36
  37. 37. Careers/ResearchCareers UBC Career Services Work-Study/Work-Learn Arts-specific programs  Co-op  Internships  Tri-mentoring Myth #7 37
  38. 38. Careers/ResearchResearch Professors’ labs Departmental events Multidisciplinary Undergrad Research Conference (MURC) 38
  39. 39. SSW Topics Academics In-class etiquette Health and Wellness Social/Involvement opportunities Careers/Research 39
  40. 40. Objectives Learn about the role of a university professor Discuss expectations of new-to-UBC students Learn strategies for success in the classroom environment Addressing myths and stereotypes about the university/UBC 40
  41. 41. Breakout sessions 41
  42. 42. Arts CheerWere Loud!Were Proud!We stand out from the crowd!Were Talent!Were Class!Arts Kicks Ass!! 42
  43. 43. Thank you! 43

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