Academic Success Workshops
The Academic Success Center provides workshops on various topics related to academic success. Topics include study strategies, test-taking, time management, and more. Workshops are available to any class, department, floor, group, organization, or team. The Academic Success Center also invites departmental collaboration, and is willing to tailor workshops as needed.
To schedule a presentation or workshop, contact the Academic Success Center. Please schedule workshops at least two weeks in advance for the best options regarding availability.
Campus Center 137
Phone: (413) 796-2027
Academic Success Center Overview Presentation
Staff members are available to give an overview of the Academic Success Center’s services, including: Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Academic Progress Monitoring, Life Skills Mentoring, College Success Coaching Experience (LA 103), Early Advisory System, student outreach, help center referrals, Alpha Lambda Delta, and individual appointments. (Presentation length: 15-45 minutes)
Academic Skills Presentation
Students are presented with 17 tips for being successful in college. These tips cover a broad range of skills that will assist students in completing their academic goals. (Presentation length: 30-45 minutes)
Time Management and Organization Workshop
Staff members provide hands-on approach to organizing time, planners, course materials, and study space. Students will leave the workshop with multiple strategies for managing their time and organizing their academic life. (Presentation length: 20-45 minutes)
Note-taking Skills Workshop
There is no one way to take notes in college, so staff members present tips and multiple approaches to taking useful class notes. Students are encouraged to try several approaches and determine which approaches work best for them. (Presentation length: 20-40 minutes)
Study Skills and Test-taking Workshop
Collegiate academic expectations require that students entering college expand their study skills in preparation for a more rigorous testing environment. This workshop provides study and test-taking skills and tips as students prepare to take exams. (Presentation length: 20-45 minutes)
Strengthsfinder is an excellent tool for many in higher education to learn more about their own strengths. This workshop focuses on explaining the tool, assists in interpreting the results of the assessment, and putting suggestions into action. For more information, please see the Strengthsfinder website.
The tool provides a code that requires participants to take an assessment that lasts 30-45 minutes. The tool costs about $15/person. Note that this presentation will require more advance notice. (Presentation length: 1-2 hours)
Academic Goal-Setting Workshop
Goal-setting is an important skill not only in the collegiate setting but also throughout the course of one’s lifetime. This workshop teaches structured goal setting and provides students with guided self-reflection. (Presentation length: 30-45 minutes)
Learning Styles Workshop
Each of us prefers particular ways of learning. This workshop provides students with an opportunity to assess how they best learn. Students will also learn about different learning styles and how to approach class material that best fits their learning style. (Presentation length: 20-40 minutes)
Feel free to request a workshop tailored to specific needs and subjects. The staff can accommodate various lengths of time and topics, given enough advance notice.