Student Support Services staff facilitate and/or coordinate various workshops that are offered to assist SSS students as they earn a bachelor’s degree. These workshops may also help prepare students for their future careers and/or graduate school goals. Workshops range in topics and include, but are not limited to: academic success strategies; financial and economic literacy; study abroad options and processes; graduate school application processes and funding options; and career preparation. SSS Staff also collaborates with other offices on campus to ensure SSS students can take advantage of a wide variety of UA Little Rock opportunities.

While some of our workshops are only available to SSS students, most are also open to UA Little Rock students at-large. Those open only to SSS students will be clearly marked on the calendar. For workshops with limited space, SSS students will be given priority seating.


SPRING 2020 | Student Success Workshop Series | SSWS


Thurs, Jan. 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm & Fri, Jan. 24 @ 11 – 11:50 am

ROSS HALL | ROOM 306 on Thurs & 304 on Friday

How Do I Master Blackboard?   

Essentials for Navigating UA Little Rock’s Online Learning System 

Sharonda Lipscomb, STaR Instructional Design Coordinator | Participants will learn how to log into Blackboard, upload assignments, use the discussion forum, and take exams.
Thurs, Jan. 30 @ 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Donaghey Student Center (DSC) | LEADERSHIP LOUNGE

Am I “Organized”? Learning Life/Study/Google Apps
Alveno Smith, IT Services, Customer Services Consultant | Participants will review a broad array of Google Apps & how best to use them to stay organized.

PREP STEP ONLINE TUTORIAL:  College Success Skills Tutorial> Organizational Strategies (Achieve Your Goals, Effective Multitasking, Get Organized, and Manage Your Time)

Thursday, Feb. 20 @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm


Passing My Mid-Term Exams Exams Ensuring Success By Studying Now!
Dr. Trakenya Dobbins & Avestine Ward, PEAW (PErsonal AWareness)First Year Experience Instructors | Participants will review best preparation, study, and test-taking strategies to get ready for exams of any type, i.e. mid-term, finals, etc.

PREP STEP ONLINE TUTORIAL: 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)

Thurs., Feb. 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm



Is That True? Researching and Evaluating Resources

Louise Lowe, Student Success Coordinator, Ottenheimer Library | Participants will learn how to determine what information is fake versus real for research papers.
Thurs., March 5 @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm


How Do I Make Stress My Friend? Understanding & Managing Stress
Dr. Trakenya Dobbins, Director PErsonal AWareness | Participants will learn of biological changes & mental strategies to re-focus mindset when stress is perceived.
Thurs., March 12 @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm


How Do I Say This and Talk It Out? Having Difficult Conversations
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.
Thurs., April 9 @ 4:30 – 5:30 pm


Am I “Career Ready?” Taking the First Steps To Prepare For My Profession
Lisa Henderson Davis, Director of Distributed Learning & Career Center | Participants will get a better understanding of the meaning of job versus career, appropriate salary ranges, how to build resume experiences, and how to access UA-Little Rock Career Center Services.

PREP STEP ONLINE TUTORIAL: College Success Skills Tutorial> Workplace Time Management (Time Management)

Wednesday, April 22 @ 11:00 – 11:50 am |  Ross Hall | Room 304

Thursday, April 23 @ 12:15 – 1:30 pm | Ross Hall | Room 306

How Do I Keep My Money? Managing Your Budget, Credit, and Purchases
Avestine Ward, PEAW Instructor, Real Estate Broker and Certified Credit Counselor | Participants Discussion involves best personal banking strategies, establishing credit, understanding credit scores and credit bureaus, and making smart decisions about personal purchases.

PREP STEP ONLINE TUTORIAL: 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)