• Tech Tuesday: Teaching with Tech in the College Success Course

    As a Learning Solutions Specialist at Macmillan, it’s my job to help instructors get their LaunchPad courses set up, offer advice on which activities to assign, and make sure they’re comfortable using the ...
    Heather Halter
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  • Class Activity: Informational Interview

    Goal: Familiarize your students with the concept of conducting informational interviews, and help them bolster their confidence and ability to conduct these interviews on their own.   Directions:  Ask...
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  • A case for the topic of professional networking in First-Year Seminars (FYS)

    I have fond, giggle-filled memories of sputtering out the last lines of cumulative children’s songs in a single breath. A familiar example of such a song is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, but my abso...
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  • Meet the Author: Matt Sanders

    Matthew L. Sanders is an Associate Professor of communication studies and an Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Science at Utah State University. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from the Universi...
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  • Tech Tuesday: Your College Experience Online

    John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot were some of the early innovators of the college success course. In keeping with that theme, the LaunchPad which accompanies the 13th edition of their text, Your College Experience, we ...
    Heather Halter
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  • Tech Tuesday: ACES, from the beginning

    ACES, the Academic Career Excellent System, is the flagship feature of our College Success list. Though it is a student inventory, it also has benefits for instructors. As the Learning Solutions Specialist for College...
    Heather Halter
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  • Places of Healing & Social Belonging

    The morning after the 2016 election I found myself driving—bleary-eyed after a restless night—to the English department at Florida Atlantic University to host a book fair.   Weeks earlier, when I had ...
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  • Connections: The Growth Mindset Approach to Success

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  • Step by Step: Success for Today's Student

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  • Class Activity: Health Resources

    Goal: Familiarize students with the health and safety resources available on campus, and help them make sure that they'll know where to go should they need them.   Directions:  Ask students to researc...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: ACES Initial Report

    Goal: Familiarize your students with ACES and have them reflect on their personal scores, considering both their strengths and their areas for improvement. Note: Your students will need access to LaunchPad a...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • The New ACES Progress Report - Coming Fall 2019

    Since we first launched the ACES self-assessment back in 2016, we’ve seen program after program make the simple decision to give each one of their students, on their first days of college, one of the most powerf...
    Allen Cooper
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  • How to Choose Your Committee

                You’ve graduated with your bachelor’s degree, and you have been accepted to the university of your dreams to pursue a master’s degre...
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  • College: Who and What is it for?

    I overhear a similar conversation among students hundreds of times a year …   Students will say “I have a lab report due for chemistry class” or “I’m working on an outline for Pub...
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  • Video Assignment: Swipe the Vote

    Voting     Type: Advertising Topic(s): Voting, youth voting, voting research Search terms: swipe the vote rock the vote Video title: Swipe the Vote | Tinder Time (of video): 0:32 Posted by: Tinder ...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: The Procrastination System

    The Procrastination System     Type: TED Talk Topic(s): procrastination, writing, completing projects Search Terms: TED Talk Tim Urban Master Procrastinator Video Title: Inside the Mind ...
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  • Class Activity: Setting SMART Goals

    Smart Goal Setting   Ask students to pick a goal—either short-term or long-term—and ask them to use the SMART template (see later) to make their goal even more attainable. Students    &...
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  • Becoming a Well-Rounded Student, Employee, and Citizen

    Going back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, the original aim of a liberal arts education was to encourage free citizens to participate in civic life by supplying them with skills of grammar, rhetoric, and logic. In m...
    Meaghan Roche
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  • Video Assignment: Active Reading Strategies

      How to Read Your Textbooks   Type:  Topic(s): Reading, active reading Search Terms: video college info geek textbook Video Title: How to Read Your Textbooks More Efficiently - College I...
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  • Tech Tuesday: Apps We Love for Instructors and Students

    It’s #TechTuesday! Here are 10 useful and free apps we love for both instructors and students to live informed, balanced, simplified, and successful lifestyles: Alarmy Some of us just aren’t morning peop...
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