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


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”!


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. → 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!
  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)

 Wednesday, Aug. 21 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., and 12-12:50 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22 9:25-10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-12;05 p.m., and 12:15-1:30 p.m. 

Student Success Center  Auditorium

How Do I Master Blackboard?  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.  

Thursday, Aug. 29 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Am I Technologically Lit? Learning Life/Study/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.  

Thursday, Sept. 19 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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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, Director ACOM 1300 & Communication Skill Center (CSC) | Participants will focus on how to identify and handle difficult conversations with professors, family members and/or coworkers.  

Thursday, Oct. 17 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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How Do I Make Stress My Friend?  Understanding and Managing Stress  
Dr. Trakenya Dobbins, Director PErsonal AWareness (PEAW) | Participants will learn of biological changes and mental strategies to re-focus mindset when stress is perceived.  

Wednesday, Oct. 23 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., and 12-12:50 p.m.

Thursday, Oct, 24 9:25 -10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m., and 12:15-1:30 p.m.

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Am I “Career Ready?” Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, and Negotiating Career Salaries  
Lisa Henderson Davis, Director of Distributed Learning and Career Center | Participants will experience best practices of how to write resumes and cover letters.  Also, participants will cover the industries’ latest strategies of career interviewing, negotiating a career salary, and how to use LinkedIn and other career applications.  

Wednesday, Nov. 13 10-10:50 a.m., 11-11:50 a.m., and 12-12:50 p.m.

Thursday, Nov, 14 9:25 -10:40 a.m., 10:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m., and 12:15-1:30 p.m.

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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 Instructor, 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, Nov 19 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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Passing Finals…Am I Ready? Ensuring Your Success By Studying Now!  
Avestine Ward, PEAW Instructor | This workshop equips the learner with test-taking strategies to prepare for finals week.