Student Success Workshop Series

Beginning Spring 2017, the Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center, the federally funded TRiO programs Student Support Services and Ronald E. McNair, and the UA Little Rock Career Center joined forces to create the Student Success Workshop Series (SSWS).  This collaboration of departments and resources allows for a series of workshops that are aimed at helping students succeed in their academic success and future careers.

SSWS Partners: Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center | Federally Funded TRiO Programs: Student Support Services & Ronald E. McNair | Personal Awareness (PEAW) 1300: First Year Experience | Campus Recreation| Communications and Marketing | Communications Skills Center | Counseling Services | Health Services| Information Technology Services | Ottenhemier Library | STaR Office | Writing Center | UA Little Rock Career Center

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Can’t Attend?

All workshops are available for two weeks after the Wednesday workshop facilitation. Follow instructions below.

1. Go to BlackBoard myOrganizations page.

2. Type “SSWS” into the Organization Search.

3. This will take you to a page where you can enter the “SSWS” org and “quick enroll”!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Spring 2019! Introducing PrepStep Online Tutorials 
PrepStep College Success Skills and Career Preparation Tutorials are an excellent supplemental resource to SSWS and are provided by the Ottenheimer Library! Follow these steps to access the tutorials:
1. ualr.edu/library → Databases→ Databases A-Z List→ P→ PrepSTEP
2. Enter UALR NetID and Password
3. Sign In/Register→ Register→ Register as New User
4. Choose the appropriate “College Success Skills” or “Career Preparation” tutorial.
5. Print the certificate of completion!
STUDENT SUCCESS WORKSHOP SERIES PREPSTEP ONLINE TUTORIALS
College Success Skills Tutorial→ Classroom Success Skills (Effective Classroom Listening, Memorization Tips and Tricks, Note-taking Strategies, Reading Strategies for Class, and Strategies for Success in Online Classes)
Career Preparation Tutorial→ Workplace Time Management (Time Management)
Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Thursday Jan. 24 | 10 – 11:00am and 2:00pm – 3:00pm Mastering Online Classes and UALR Systems
Essentials for Navigating UA Little Rock’s Online Learning System
Sharonda Lipscomb, STaR Instructional Design Coordinator | The STaR Office will hold Blackboard Orientation sessions for students interested in training on how to log into the system, upload assignments, use the discussion forum, and take exams.
Tuesday, Jan 29 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan 30 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Am I Fit? Finding My Physical Routine For The Semester
Karl Lenser, Campus Wellness Coordinator and Naomi Fletcher, Coordinator of Campus Recreation | How to get physically fit, how to stay well, andy provides information on upcoming fitness dates, opportunities, and challenges.
Tuesday, Feb. 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Am I “Organized?” Getting Myself Together Using Google Apps

College Success Skills Tutorial→ Organizational Strategies (Achieve Your Goals, Effective Multitasking, Get Organized, and Manage Your Time)

Alveno Smith, IT Services, Customer Services Consultant | Review a broad array of Google Apps to allow participants to conclude how best to use these Apps to get organized.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
How Do I Keep My Money?
Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases

College Success Skills Tutorial→ Personal Success Skills (Develop Healthy Habits, Investing for Life, Managing Debt, The Basics of Money Management, Understanding Insurance and Taxes, and Why Credit Matters)

Avestine Ward, PEAW Coordinator, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor | Discussion involves best personal banking strategies, establishing credit, understanding credit scores and credit bureaus, and making smart decisions about personal purchases.
Tuesday, Feb. 19 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 20 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
How Can I Get More Money For College? Writing Better To Finance Your College Education
Dr. Caleb James, Director of the University Writing Center | How to write the winning essay to secure future scholarships.
Tuesday, Feb. 26 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Am I “Career Ready?”
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Lisa Henderson Davis, Director of Distributed Learning and Career Center | Participants will experience best practices of how to write resumes and cover letters.
Tuesday, March 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Leadership Lounge
Am I “Career Ready?”
Interviewing, and Negotiating Career Salaries
Lisa Henderson Davis, Director of Distributed Learning and Career Center | Participants will cover the industries’ latest strategies of career interviewing, negotiating a career salary, and how to use LinkedIn and other career applications.
Tuesday, March 12 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Mind Games …Hmm? Attending To Mindfulness During Mid-Term Stress
Dr. Mike Kirk, Director of of Counseling Services | Mid-terms can be stressful, but attending to mindfulness brings a new perspective and peace. Learn mental health strategies to stay well!
Tuesday, March 26 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Is That True?
Researching and Evaluating Resources
Louise Lowe, Student Success Coordinator, Ottenheimer Library | Learn how to determine what information is fake versus real for your research papers.
Tuesday, April 2 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Can I Just Say What I’m Thinking? Professional Communication in the Workplace

Career Preparation Tutorial→ Workplace Professionalism (Attitude and Teamwork, Email Etiquette, and Workplace Etiquette)

Career Preparation Tutorial→ Workplace Communication (Verbal Communication and Business Writing)

Dr. Kristen McIntyre, Associate Professor, Dir ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC) | This workshop helps the student with chain of command and organizational hierarchy, handling complaints, responding to emails and other workplace requests, and organizing and requesting prioritization of work requests and workflow.
Tuesday, April 09 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
How Do I Say This and Talk It Out? Having Difficult Conversations

College Success Skills Tutorial→ Getting Academic Support (Communicating with Your Professor)

Dr. Kristen McIntyre, Associate Professor, Dir ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC) | Participants will focus on how to identify and handle difficult conversations with professors, family members and/or coworkers.
Tuesday, April 16 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Donaghey Student Center (DSC) 205-D
Passing Finals…Am I Ready? Ensuring Your Success By Studying Now!
Avestine Ward, PEAW Coordinator | This workshop equips the learner with test-taking strategies to prepare for finals week.