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The Arkansas Student Success Collaborative

Working to improve student success in Arkansas Higher Education


Upcoming events

 

Student Success Workshops – Registration Opens Friday, August 25th!

In partnership with the Arkansas Association for Developmental Education (ArkADE), the Student Success Collaborative is sponsoring the following faculty workshops on Friday, September 29th, at the University of Central Arkansas.  Registration for both workshops is just $35.00, but seating is limited.

 

WORKSHOP #1: Understanding Self-Regulatory Behaviors: Pedagogical Principles and Practical Solutions

Facilitator Dr. Laurie Hazard

Friday, September 29, 2017

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Researchers argue that self-regulatory behaviors are at the heart college success. In fact, studies indicate that the ability to manage time and combat procrastination is more predictive of college achievement than standardized tests and high school grades. Unfortunately, many undergraduate students enter post-secondary institutions without having mastered the basic study skills and self-regulatory behaviors that foster college success. The inability to master these behavioral and cognitive skill sets contributes to negative outcomes ranging from compromised immune systems to damaged relationships to impeded academic performance.  This presentation analyzes the challenges of teaching self-regulatory behaviors and outlines effective pedagogical tools to address those challenges.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Examine basic research findings
  • Explore behavior change model
  • Critique and understand flaws in current time management pedagogy
  • Identify psychodynamics of procrastination from different theoretical frameworks
  • Analyze and understand the cycle of procrastination
  • Improve strategies for helping your students combat procrastination
  • Discover tips to implement effective pedagogical tools immediately

WORKSHOP #2: Promoting Student Reflection: Strategies for Developing Reflective Learners

Facilitator, Ms. Stephanie Carter

Friday, September 29, 2017

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Encouraging students to reflect on their learning and their experiences has many benefits, including helping students to relate new knowledge to prior understanding, think in abstract and conceptual terms, understand their own thinking and learning strategies, and assess their own progress. There are strategies that we can utilize in our work with students to promote deep reflection; these strategies can be adapted and applied across the curriculum. This session will explore the benefits of reflection, and provide attendees with concrete approaches they can take to integrate reflective practices into their courses.

Objectives

Learning Outcomes – participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of reflection as a tool for learning
  • Learn about ways to promote reflection in our classes
  • Create reflection materials for use with students
  • Practice strategies for assessing reflection

REGISTRATION for the Friday Student Success workshops only is $35:

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

To register for the full ArkADE Annual Conference (Sep 28-29th), or for more information, please see the ArkADE site:

ArkADE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 


 

Questions?  

Contact: Dr. Julia Winden-Fey (juliawin@uca.edu) or Dr. Amy Baldwin (abaldwin@uca.edu)