That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing it! We used to be invited as part of mandatory orientation for various programs and would custom fit our study skills workshop (I Bought the Textbook..Now What?!) and our “Time Management - What?!That’s Due TODAY!” session to their particular program. We would connect with lots of students that way!

Enjoy the weekend!

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Subject: Re: Workshops

At one college I worked at they had a "Don't Cancel That Class" program. If instructors were going to be out for a day, they could call on our department and we would bring a career or study skill workshop to the class. The nice benefit of this was, of course, a given audience, but also the faculty could request a topic that might be especially relevant to the class's needs. We took attendance which limited students just walking out (although had that happen a few times, too). If they won't come to you, go to them!



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> We offer a series of twice-weekly Transition Workshops for first-year

> students throughout the fall semester: Surviving 1st Semester, Time

> Management/Organization, Textbook Reading & Note-taking, Memory & Test

> Prep, Midterms--What Happened?, and Final Exam Prep.  The workshops

> are run by tutors who have been trained by a Learning Specialist in

> the Academic Resource Center.  These workshops are well-advertised,

> but attendance has never been robust, and tends to dwindle as the

> semester progresses, despite very positive evaluations.  Some FYS

> instructors incentivize attendance, and attendance at separate

> sessions for particular 1st-year athletes is mandatory.  If there's a

> secret to increasing or maintaining attendance throughout the semester, I haven't discovered it yet--but we keep trying.


> Mary Beth Kallen, M.Ed.

> Learning Specialist

> Associate Director, Academic Resource Center [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>

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> >>> "Campa, Samantha" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> 5/13/2016 11:24 AM >>>

> Hi all, I work at a mid-sized community college, with about 1300

> students in on-campus housing. We have attempted workshops (on various

> topics including time management, learning strategies, etc.) during

> our "welcome week" when the freshmen move to campus in the fall. There

> is never a good turnout for these, but we continue to feel that the

> information is important to provide. Those of you with successful workshop programming:

> how do you get students to attend? How do you structure workshops

> within the broader welcome programming? Those of you in similar

> situations: what do you do instead of workshops to communicate with a

> broader audience about academic success skills? I apologize for

> already bringing up fall, but any thoughts are much appreciated! Thank

> you. Samantha Campa Academic Support Advisor Iowa Western Community

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