Workshops

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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.

 

FALL 2020 | Student Success Workshop Series | SSWS

WORKSHOPS OFFERED ONLINE | PLEASE CHECK BLACKBOARD

View SSWS Events Online
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”!

 

FALL 2020 SSWS(Can’t attend? See online viewing instructions at bottom) PREPSTEP ONLINE TUTORIALS(See online tutorial instructions at bottom)
Tuesday, Sept. 8 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session 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)
Dr. Thomas Bunton, IT Services, Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer | Participants will review a broad array of Google Apps and conclude how best to use these Apps to get organized.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session Am I Fit? Finding My Physical Routine for the Semester Apps
Naomi Fletcher, Coordinator Campus Recreation | How to get physically fit, how to stay well, and provides information on upcoming fitness dates, opportunities, and challenges.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session 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.
Tuesday, Oct. 6 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session Mind Games, Hmm? Attending To Mindfulness During Mid-Term Stress
Dr. Mike Kirk, Director 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, Oct. 13 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session Passing My Exams Ensuring Success By Studying Now! 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)
Dr. Trakenya Dobbins and Avestine Ward, PEAW (PErsonal AWareness) First Year Experience Instructors | Participants will review best test preparation, study, and test-taking strategies to get ready for exams of any type, i.e mid-term, finals, etc.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session How Do I Say This And Talk It Out?
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.
Tuesday, Nov. 17 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Register here to attend live online session 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 (PErsonal AWareness) First Year Experience Instructor and Real Estate Broker & Certified Credit Counselor | Discussion involves best personal banking strategies, establishing credit, understanding credit scores and credit bureaus, and making smart decisions about personal purchases.
Can’t Attend SSWS?
All Fall 2020 workshops will be made available one week after facilitation. Follow instructions to the right.
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”!
Access PrepStep Online Tutorials
PrepStep College Success Skills and Career Preparation Tutorials are an excellent supplemental resource to the SSWS evemts. These tutorials are provided by the Ottenheimer Library! Follow the steps on the right to access the tutorials.
1. Go to 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.