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.

In-person Workshops

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.

Download the schedule in PDF format: ‌Online Academic Support Workshops Fall 2017 (PDF 791kB)

While registration is not required, we highly encourage students to register in order to get reminder emails and any updates about the workshops. To register, send an email to learning.support@esc.edu and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.

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


Workshop TitleDescriptionDate, Time and
Workshop Leader(s)

Understanding the Basics of Excel

Is Excel a new program for you? Join this workshop to learn more about navigating Excel, basic terms and where to find further training if you need it. This workshop is designed for new users or users with very limited Excel experience.

Wednesday, September 6
1 - 2 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Statistics Prep: Algebra

This short workshop runs through the basic principles and methods of algebra that are commonly used in an Introductory Statistics study. It is a refresher with ample opportunities for interaction and practice.

Thursday, Septemeber 7
1 - 2 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Statistics Prep: Excel

This is a basic Excel primer that focuses on the functions of Excel that are most useful in an Introductory Statistics study, with some attention on how to structure worksheets for maximum utility.

Monday, September 11
1 - 2 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask!

This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across New York state and online.

Monday, September 11
7 - 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon
Activity-Based Statistics : Intro to Data + Sign-In hour Activity-Based Statistics workshops provide conceptual and problem solving support to statistics students, including an hour of demonstration by staff followed by an unstructured "sign-in time" when students might work with staff and each other to build skills, understanding, and confidence. Each week the topic varies and demonstration problems are selected to address the course schedule for the online Activity Based Statistics course, but any statistics student might attend and ask questions. Tuesday, September 12
7 - 8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Activity-Based Statistics : Intro to Data + Sign-In hour

 

See description above.

Thursday, September 14
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Unpacking Your Learning Contract: Tips for a Successful Term

Is everyone asking you about a "learning contract" and you are unsure what they mean? Do you have a learning contract and wonder what to do with it? Join this workshop to get these learning contract questions answered and more. By attending this workshop, you will be better prepared to work with your mentor!

Thursday, September 14
7- 8 p.m.

Anne McDonough & Audrey Lynch

Activity-Based Statistics : Variation and Graphs + Sign-In hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Variation and Graphs.

Tuesday, September 19
7- 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Wenesday, September 20
12 - 1 p.m.

Tiffani Lomuto

Activity-Based Statistics : Variation and Graphs + Sign-In hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Variation and Graphs. Thursday, September 21
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

The ABC's of Reading Strategies

College reading can be a daunting task. This workshop gives students the tools to read more efficiently and effectively by teaching them how to build vocabulary, read for the main idea, annotate, paraphrase and summarize a text.

Monday, September 25
1 - 2 p.m.
Zeeva Bukai

Writing College Papers: What's It All About?

This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing.

Monday, September 25
7 - 8 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Tuesday, September 26
7-8 p.m.
Sue Orrell
Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Thursday, September 28
1- 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Tuesday, October 3
7-8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Thesis Statements that Get the Job Done

This workshop introduces you to how effective thesis statements provide a solid foundation for strong academic papers. However, writing one can be confusing. Discover what a thesis statement really is, and practice writing and refining your own.

Wenesday, October 4
12 to 1 p.m.

Mildred Van Bergen

Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Center and Spread. Thursday, October 5
1 - 2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Using Your Time Wisely: Two Strategies for Reading and Writing Efficiently

Join this workshop to learn about two specific strategies for organizing and completing your reading and writing assignments with a reasonable and effective schedule in your already busy life. In addition, you will learn how these strategies will help you prepare for meetings with your mentors and be more specific about what you have learned through reading and writing.

Thursday, October 5
7 - 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon

Activity-Based Statistics: Regression + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Regression. Tuesday, October 10
7 - 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough
Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Support but Were Afraid to Ask! This workshop provides you with an overview of key contact people and academic support resources and services available to undergraduate and graduate students across New York state and online. Wednesday, October 11
7 - 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon

Activity-Based Statistics: Regression + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Regression. Thursday, October 12
1-2 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Grammar Refresh: Tips and Tools

Sometimes the smallest things we do have the biggest impact. This workshop provides tips to improve sentence clarity and strategies to avoid common grammar errors. We will have an open discussion, so bring your questions. See you their, there or they're??!!

Thursday, October 12
6 - 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Activity-Based Statistics: Probability + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Probability. Tuesday, October 17
7- 8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Mindset at Midterm

In the last 15 years there has been a growing body of evidence that psychological factors such as our beliefs, and thoughts can have a powerful impact on academic success. This workshop will discuss some of this exciting research, and give you a chance to learn some skills needed to insure that you are able to develop and maintain an adaptive and productive mindset that will help you get the most out of your studies, your work life and maybe even your relationships.

Wednesday, October 18
7-8 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Probability + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Probability. Thursday, October 19
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Summarizing and Paraphrasing

This workshop helps you learn how to integrate source material into your papers and avoid plagiarism. We'll provide tips for summarizing and paraphrasing effectively with less effort!

Thursday, October 19
7-8 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Research & Citing Sources Made Easy

This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects, and presents tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

Monday, October 23
7 - 8 p.m.
Michele Cooper

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Tuesday, October 24
7 - p.m.
Sue Orrell

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

Wednesday, October 25
7- 8 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Thursday, October 26
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Statistics Prep: Excel

This is a basic Excel primer that focuses on the functions of Excel that are most useful in an Introductory Statistics study, with some attention on how to structure worksheets for maximum utility.

Monday, October 30
8 - 9 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Unpacking Your Learning Contract: Tips for a Successful Term

Is everyone asking you about a "learning contract" and you are unsure what they mean? Do you have a learning contract and wonder what to do with it? Join this workshop to get these learning contract questions answered and more. By attending this workshop, you will be better prepared to work with your mentor!

Tuesday, October 31
1-2 p.m.

Anne McDonough & Audrey Lynch

Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Normal and Binomial Models. Tuesday, October 31
7 - 8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Using Your Time Wisely: Two Strategies for Reading and Writing Efficiently

Join this workshop to learn about two specific strategies for organizing and completing your reading and writing assignments with a reasonable and effective schedule in your already busy life. In addition, you will learn how these strategies will help you prepare for meetings with your mentors and be more specific about what you have learned through reading and writing.

Monday, November 6
7 - 8 p.m.
Seana Logsdon

Writing College Papers: What's It All About?

This workshop reviews the basics of writing college papers, including organization, formatting and the process of creating a paper. Dust off the cobwebs around what you may (or may not) remember about academic writing.

Tuesday, November 7
12-1 p.m.
Brett Sherman

Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday, November 7
7-8 p.m

Anne McDonough

Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, & the High Performance Mind

This workshop helps you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life. Learn how to easily trigger flow and the relaxation response, and about their power, creativity and health benefits for our bodies, brains, and minds. The knowledge and skills taught in this interactive workshop can help you to be a successful student and all around healthier person.

Wednesday, November 8
6-7 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Thursday, November 9
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Monday, November 13
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz
Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday, November 14
1-2 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Thesis Statements that Get the Job Done

This workshop introduces you to how effective thesis statements provide a solid foundation for strong academic papers. However, writing one can be confusing. Discover what a thesis statement really is, and practice writing and refining your own.

Wenesday, November 15 6-7 p.m.

Aisha Wilson-Carter

Research & Citing Sources Made Easy

This workshop goes over the basics of good academic research, how to incorporate that research into your papers/projects, and presents tools to help you cite your resources properly and avoid plagiarism.

Monday, November 20
7 - 8 p.m.
Michele Cooper

Grammar Refresh: Tips and Tools

Sometimes the smallest things we do have the biggest impact. This workshop provides tips to improve sentence clarity and strategies to avoid common grammar errors. We will have an open discussion, so bring your questions. See you their, there or they're??!!

Wednesday, November 29
6 - 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Activity-Based Statistics: Hypothesis Testing with Proportions + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Hypothesis Testing with Proportions. Thursday, November 30
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Thursday, December 7
1-2 p.m.

Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Tuesday, December 12
7-8 p.m.
Anne McDonough

Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Inferring Population Means. Thursday, December 14
1-2 p.m.
Dan Holz

Activity-Based Statistics: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday, December 19
7-8 p.m.
Sue Orrell

Activity-Based Statistics: Sign-In Hour

The format for this workshop is the same as the previous workshop above, but the focus is Sampling and Inference. Tuesday, December 19
1-2 p.m.
Sue Orrell

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.

For Technical Assistance

Please contact the ITS Service Desk.

Graduate Student Workshops

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

Download the schedule: Graduate Academic Support Workshops (PDF 699kB)

While registration is not required, we highly encourage students to register in order to get reminder emails and any updates about the workshops. To register, send an email to learning.support@esc.edu and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.

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

Workshop TitleDescriptionDate, Time and
Workshop Leader(s)
Making the Transition to Graduate School Graduate school can pose new demands and challenges for even the most diligent of students. This workshop will explain key ways in which graduate-level work may differ from what you were used to in your undergraduate education. Learn some simple strategies that will help you make the leap!

Monday, August 28

6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 29

12-1 p.m

Mildred Van Bergen

Graduate Students and Academic Support: Yes We are Here for You!

Join this workshop to learn about the scope of academic support services available to graduate students and the quickest way to access support when you need it!

Wednesday, September 6

7-8 p.m.

Friday, September 8

12-1 p.m.

Seana Logsdon

 

Entering the Academic Conversation: Discussing and Responding to Sources Graduate school is largely an initiation into a broader community of scholars. So how do you, a student, enter into the major conversations in your discipline? In this workshop, we will show you how to discuss and respond to scholarly sources in your writing. We will provide examples of phrasing used in academic discourse and will also show you how to cite your sources appropriately using in-text citation.

Tuesday, September 12
12 to 1 pm
Mildred Van Bergen

Wednesday, September 13
6 to 7pm       
Aisha Wilson-Carter

 

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Wednesday, September 20
12 to 1 p.m.
Tiffani Lomuto

 

Intentional Reading

A focused, purposeful approach to reading books and peer-reviewed journal articles is necessary to acquire knowledge, think critically and write at the graduate level. In this workshop, we will examine academic texts to learn how to skim and identify key information and ideas; read deeply, actively, and critically; analyze and respond to texts; and more. Take your reading skills to the next level by becoming an intentional reader!

Tuesday September 26
12 to 1 p.m.


Thursday, September, 28   7 to 8 pm
Michele Cooper

Tips and Tricks for Lengthy Writing Assignments A hallmark of your graduate experience will be the contribution of significant new scholarship to your field. As rewarding as this experience can be, it can also feel overwhelming. This workshop will introduce you to some practical strategies for breaking down lengthy writing assignments into manageable steps. Learn to crush writer's block and build momentum so that you can stay on track!

Wednesday, October 4
6 – 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Saturday, October 7
12 – 1 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Entering the Academic Conversation: Discussing and Responding to Sources Graduate school is largely an initiation into a broader community of scholars. So how do you, a student, enter into the major conversations in your discipline? In this workshop, we will show you how to discuss and respond to scholarly sources in your writing. We will provide examples of phrasing used in academic discourse and will also show you how to cite your sources appropriately using in-text citation.

Tuesday, October 10
12 to 1 pm
Mildred Van Bergen

Wednesday, October 11

1 to 2pm       

Aisha Wilson-Carter

 

Graduate Students and Academic Support: Yes We are Here for You!

Join this workshop to learn about the scope of academic support services available to graduate students and the quickest way to access support when you need it!

Monday, October 16

7-8 p.m.

Seana Logsdon

 

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

 

Wednesday, October 25

7-8 p.m.

Daniel McCrea

Tips and Tricks for Lengthy Writing Assignments A hallmark of your graduate experience will be the contribution of significant new scholarship to your field. As rewarding as this experience can be, it can also feel overwhelming. This workshop will introduce you to some practical strategies for breaking down lengthy writing assignments into manageable steps. Learn to crush writer's block and build momentum so that you can stay on track!

Wednesday, November 1,
1 – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 1,
6 – 7 p.m.
Darlene Hapka

Stress Management: Flow, Relaxation, & the High Performance Mind

 

 

This workshop helps you learn about your own stress responses and how to minimize stress in your life. Learn how to easily trigger flow and the relaxation response, and about their power, creativity and health benefits for our bodies, brains, and minds. The knowledge and skills taught in this interactive workshop can help you to be a successful student and all around healthier person.

 

 Wednesday, November 8,
6 – 7 p.m.
Daniel McCrea

Time Management: Finding a Way to Get it All Done

Papers, required readings, discussion posts and more can seem overwhelming when you are working, raising a family and more. Join this workshop to learn about strategies and tools to help manage your time and become more organized with your available time.

Monday, December 4,
12 to 1 p.m.
Tiffani Lomuto

 

The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination

This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!

 

Wednesday, December 6,

6-7 p.m.

Jill Holland

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.

For Technical Assistance

Please contact the ITS Service Desk.