Helping YourStudents Succeed Academically

Helping YourStudents Succeed Academically

Some thoughts and recommendations Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 1 About Your Presenter Why Help Students with Learning & Study Strategies? Some Learning & Study Strategies for Course Success Resources Next Steps Cochise College Convocation August 15,

2011 2 Instructional Background USMA Instructor Loyola College (Baltimore, MD) St. Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA) UCLA Graduate School CSU Long Beach (CA) Grambling State University (LA) Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011

3 Learner Support Background High School College Corporate Faculty Development Publications Presentations Consulting Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011

4 Cochise College, 1986, 2000, 2002, Scottsdale Community College, 1987 Paradise Valley College, 1987 Paradise Valley CC, 1987 Phoenix Comm. College, 1987 Central Arizona College, 1993 Pima Community College District 2003 UA/CC Title V Workshop 2005 Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 5

Why Study Skills For College Students? "Most university students have never been formally taught to learn how to study, either in high school or college.Gardner, L. (1998). Why we must change: The research evidence. Thought and Action. 14 (Spring), 71-88 Many drop-outs and flunk outs are bright enough to do good college work, but have never learned how to study effectively, nor how to take tests and do good written work. Hodgkinson, H.L. (1985). All one system. Washington, D.C.: Institute for Educational Leadership, 17 http://www.lsche.net/resources/program_just.htm Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 6

Time Out . . . For Sharing and Questioning Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 7 Time Management for Academic Success * Study reading Course Textbooks and Collateral Material Listening Notemaking * Writing Assistance

Research Assistance Math Assistance Test and Exam Success Course Specific Skills Memory * Other: College Success: The First Week and Beyond * *Available from H & H at http://www.hhpublishing.com/hhstore/detail.html?sku=LAB_PACKET Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 8 Learning & Study Strategies Links 1. Study Guides and Strategies,

contains more than 100 items and translations of most items into 18 languages. http://www.studygs.net/ 2. Chemeketa CC Study Skills Resources. Includes links to specific learning assistance from Accounting to Theater courses.Retrieved February 23, 2007 from http://www.howtostudy.org/ Faculty Resources http:// www.lsche.net Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 9

Guide to Grammar & Writing http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ Purdues Writing Lab/OWL http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center http://www.wisc.edu/writing/ Sierra Vista Library Free Tutoring Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 10 Time Out . . .

For Sharing and Questioning Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 11 Ancillary Texts Single Topic Study Skills LABS Any Study Skills Text of Choice Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011

12 Study Strategies: Can We Justify at the College Level? References to Answer Questions Like the Following: Do students need such programs? Do such programs work? Are programs costeffective? Do they help to retain students? Are learning skills important for academic success? Why should we develop a learning assistance support program? Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011

13 Traditional Solutions Instructor as Learning Skills Mentor Overviewing the Course Text Reviewing Student Notes Feedbacking Student Projects Instructor as Services Broker In class Learning Skills Workshops Referral to Support Programs Recommend Skills Workshops Supplemental Instruction Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011

14 for Learning Support Centers in Higher Education Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 15 Student Support Possibilities Face to Face Computer Disk

Correspondence CD Telephone E-mail Audiocassette Web Pages Television

CMS Videocassette Courseware Blogs & Wikis Podcasts Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 16

Support Student Learning Support Student Learning Support Student Learning Support Student Learning Support Student Learning Cochise College& Convocation August 15, Learning Support Center Directors Staff Everywhere 2011 17

Unfinished Business You can email me at [email protected] with your questions and comments. Collegial dialogue never ends.. Cochise College Convocation August 15, 2011 18

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