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.
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.
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 (PDF 210kB)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the date and title of the workshop(s) in which you are interested.
All times shown are Eastern Time (E.T.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Activity-Based Statistics : Intro to Data + Sign-In hour
See description above.
Thursday, September 141- 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!
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.
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.
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 251 - 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.
Activity-Based Statistics: Center and Spread + Sign-In Hour
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.
Mildred Van Bergen
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.
Activity-Based Statistics: Regression + Sign-In Hour
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
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.
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!
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.
Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models + Sign-In Hour
The Psychology of Action: Overcoming Procrastination
This workshop teaches you how to manage your time and overcome procrastination. Don't wait- sign up now!
Activity-Based Statistics: Normal and Binomial Models: Sign-In Hour
Activity-Based Statistics: Sampling and Inference + Sign-In Hour
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 86-7 p.m. Daniel McCrea
Wednesday, November 29 6 - 7 p.m. Darlene Hapka
Activity-Based Statistics: Hypothesis Testing with Proportions + Sign-In Hour
Activity-Based Statistics: Inferring Population Means + Sign-In Hour
Activity-Based Statistics: Sign-In Hour
Any questions? Contact a Director of Academic Support near you:
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Download the schedule:Graduate Academic Support Workshops (PDF /terminalfour/SiteManager?ctfn=download&fnno=60&ceid=1521137950" />190kB)
Monday, August 28
Tuesday, August 29
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
Friday, September 8
Tuesday, September 1212 to 1 pmMildred Van Bergen
Wednesday, September 136 to 7pm Aisha Wilson-Carter
Wednesday, September 2012 to 1 p.m. Tiffani Lomuto
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 2612 to 1 p.m.
Thursday, September, 28 7 to 8 pmMichele Cooper
Tuesday , October 31 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 46 – 7 p.m. Darlene Hapka
Tuesday, October 1012 to 1 pmMildred Van Bergen
Wednesday, October 11,
1 to 2pm Aisha Wilson-Carter
Wednesday, October 16
Wednesday, October 25
Wednesday, November 1,1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1,6 – 7 p.m. Darlene Hapka
Monday, December 4,12 to 1 p.m. Tiffani Lomuto
Wednesday, December 6,