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I do a lot of academic coaching with students who ask about time management. One of my first questions is always “are you a paper person, or an electronic person”? As the general consensus seems to be from my students (along with what I’m seeing here), most students prefer some form of an electronic calendar.

 

I had to do a lot of digging for an electronic planner. I always recommend Google calendar, BUT I did find an app that is an app call “tiny calendar”. It has everything that a planner does. You can put in as much or as little as you want. And it even has reminders for students. I haven’t gotten too much feedback from students, but I’m having more and more of them try it.

 

Let me know if you all have another alternative!

 

Tabatha

 

 

Tabatha Beck· Learning Specialist

Academic Achievement Center

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Crouse-Powers, Amy
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 8:42 AM
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Subject: Re: Academic Planners/Apps

 

For many, many years, I’ve created a calendar of the entire semester on an 11x17 poster. Fall on one side, Spring on the other. It has all the major dates on it. Around the outside, it advertises our services and it explains that they should fill in all their major due dates on the calendar. Students and faculty love our calendars. Faculty and off-campus students flock over here to pick one up (I send them to the dorms via Res. Life).

 

This semester, I designed and had printed at the campus print shop a planner. It only cost us 29 cents apiece to produce. We only made a few hundred, and we use them in study skills courses and with our academic coaching students. My interns also gave them out when they did tabling last month.

 

 

Amy Crouse-Powers

Center for Academic Development & Enrichment

Coordinator of Tutoring Services

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SUNY Oneonta

607-436-3010 (CADE Office)

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lessard, Tera M
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:15 PM
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Subject: Academic Planners/Apps

 

Hello Colleagues,

 

I’ll start with my question: Has anyone provided something unique with regard to academic planners?  What about campus-wide access to a time-management app?

 

Background:  We provide academic planners at new student orientation each year.  The planners include info on campus resources and important dates/deadlines, plus weekly/monthly planner pages for the year.  I have found that the design of the planners is not conducive to building good time-management skills.  Also, individuals tend to want to use individualized planners, whether that means a cool paper planner or an app that provides what they need.  Most students who I meet with are already using some kind of planner (keep in mind I’m on a “type A” campus), but I have never seen a student actually use the academic planner we provide.  It seems that the funds we throw towards these planners might be better used in a more innovative manner. 

 

Tera M. Lessard, MA

Learning & Career Specialist

NCLCA Certified Learning Center Professional- Level II

Student Success Center

Washington State University Spokane

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