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Hello, Jill.
Each workshop is approximately an hour long.
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>>> Jill Gosseen <[log in to unmask]> 5/13/2016 1:55 PM >>>
Mary,
How long are your transition workshops?

Thank you, 

Jill Gosseen
LARC Coordinator
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO  65270
660-263-4100 ext. 11310
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-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of MaryBeth Kallen
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 11:01 AM
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Subject: Re: Workshops

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]
484-664-3433

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA  18104




>>> "Campa, Samantha" <[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 College [log in to unmask] 712-388-6841 

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