Learning Support

Workshops Calendar

Academic support workshops are offered both online and onsite throughout the state of New York. When you select one of the tabs below, you will go immediately to the current schedule for the onsite and online workshops. Please follow the directions on each tab to how to attend the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you.

Onsite at College Locations

NOTE: If you do not see the college location where you study listed on this page, please contact your local director of academic support (DAS) for information about workshops available to you.

Online Workshops

The workshops listed below are offered online in our virtual classroom at http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.  

All times shown are Eastern Time (E.T.).

Workshop TitleDescriptionSummer
Managing Yourself as a Successful Student This workshop provides you with some practical tips and strategies for how to effectively organize yourself and your time. You will also learn how to maximize your study strategies and tailor them to your individual learning needs. Wednesday, May 27 
6-7 p.m.

Kate Stockton
Sarah Spence-Staulters
Academic Support:
Who To/ How To
This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across the New York state and online. Thursday, May 28 
6-7 p.m.

Daniel McCrea 
Short Topics: Grammar Vague Pronouns Monday, June 1
6-6:30 p.m.
Brett Sherman
Reading for Results This workshop will familiarize you with a reading strategy and notetaking system designed to help you with common college reading challenges. Wednesday, June 3
12-1 p.m.

Seana Logsdon 
Short Topics: Excel Formulas and Functions Thursday, June 4
12-12:30 p.m.
Anne McDonough
Short Topics: Grammar Top Five Punctuation Errors Friday, June 5 
12-12:30 p.m.
 
Carolyn Wilsey
Short Topics: Grammar Run-ons Tuesday, June 9
6-6:30 p.m.
Brett Sherman
Writing College Papers: What’s It All About? This workshop will review the basics of writing the college essay. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may, or may not, remember about academic writing. This workshop will be an excellent, quick refresher on writing basics! Wednesday, June 10 
12-1 p.m.

Aimee Woznick
Carolyn Wilsey
Short Topics: Excel Making Charts Thursday, June 11
12-12:30 p.m.
Anne McDonough
The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination This workshop will teach you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Wednesday, June 17 
12-1 p.m.

Daniel McCrea
Aimee Woznick 
Short Topics: Excel Text to Columns Thursday, June 18
12-12:30 p.m.
Anne McDonough
Short Topics: Grammar Sentence Fragments Tuesday, June 23 
12-12:30 p.m.
Aimee Woznick 
Summarizing and Paraphrasing This workshop shows you how summarizing and paraphrasing are essential skills for academic writing. Learn strategies for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively and efficiently to maximize understanding and avoid plagiarism. Tuesday, June 23
6-7 p.m.

Brett Sherman
Daniel McCrea
Research and Citing Sources Made Easy This workshop introduces you to the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects and show you different tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism. Wednesday, June 24 
6-7 p.m.

Lisa D’Adamo-Weinstein
Short Topics: Excel Pivot Tables I Thursday, June 25
12-12:30 p.m.
Anne McDonough
Stress Management This workshop will help you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life. Wednesday, July 8
6-7 p.m.

Daniel McCrea
Sarah Spence-Staulters
Short Topics: Excel Pivot Tables II Thursday, July 9
12-12:30 p.m.
Anne McDonough
Short Topics: Grammar Run-ons Thursday, July 9
6-6:30 p.m.
Aimee Woznick

Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you:

Tips for First-time Users

Follow this link to access the Academic Support web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops

Please log in ahead of time to make sure you can get in without any problem.

You can access the online workshops via a computer, smartphone or tablet.

On a Computer or Laptop

  • Put the web conference “room” address - http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops - into your web browser.
  • At the login prompt, type your first and last name and hit Enter.
  • Java will load.
  • When prompted to run Blackboard Collaborate, click "run."
  • Select the connection speed and you’re in!

On a Smartphone or Tablet

  • Download the free application “Blackboard Collaborate” from your app store.
  • Follow the directions on screen and, when prompted, use the web conferencing "room": http://bit.ly/academicsupportworkshops.