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Academic Success

  1. Help students understand academic planning (PDF) and decision making(PDF), including academic requirements, processes, and deadlines.
    • Students should understand their degree requirements, including classes in their major, minor, concentration, and electives
    • Go over the Academic Skills Sheet (PDF)
    • Review the online college catalog
    • Encourage students to keep track of their progress
    • Teach students how to calcuate their GPA.  Use GPA examples to show how important the COR 101 is to the overall GPA.  Example 1: shows two different GPA calculations, one with an "A" grade for COR and the second example with an "E" grade. Example 2: is exactly like example 1 but with a third GPA calculation that shows how improving one "3" credit course can make a difference with the overall GPA/ This is especially important for teacher certification students. 
    • Advisement and Registration Guidelines (PDF)
    • Course Planning Worksheet (PDF)
    • Make sure your students review the information in the Student Planner on myRedDragon and how to read a CAPP report
    • Have students run a CAPP Report or if they are interested in changing their major, encourage the students to run a "What If " CAPP report
  2. Encourage students to utilize campus academic resources since students should feel comfortable using these resources that assist them with their academic career.
    • Have students look up their Academic Advisor's contact information on myRedDragon. Have students email their advisor or drop in to his/her office hours to introduce themselves.
    • Encourage students to visit their professors (Communicating with your professor) (PDF)
    • Introduce students to the LIBRARY. Click HERE and find out about library games, tour, instruction - SPECIFICALLY designed for your COR 101 class on Academic Success!! 
    • Invite a representative from ASAP to class to discuss their services, including peer tutors.
    • Visit the Health Services website
    • Have students identify and introduce themselves to their Academic Peer Mentor (APM) in their residence hall.
    • Encourage students to understand Academic Integrity by ussing the rescourses located on the English Department website.
  3. Assist students in maximizing their learning by helping them to understand their learning preference, realizing what their academic strengths and weaknesses are, and helping with academic skills such as time management, study skills, test and note taking strategies.
  4. Help students begin to understand how their career paths relate to academics and encourage them to see the connections between college and their career choices.
    • Visit Career Services or have the students take the many assessment tools available through Career Services.
    • Discuss transferrable skills and the importance of extra-curricular involvement