Help Students with Academic Planning
–Vicki Zakrewski, educator
Help students succeed:
*Acknowledge the progress and accomplishments of the class thus far (both individually and as a whole).
*Highlight the work and stories of successful students from past semesters.
*Help students set up study groups to prepare for final exams and projects.
*Remind students of the resources available to help them study (Tutoring Center, Open Labs, Writing Center, Study Zones, etc.).
Encourage students to make informed decisions about their academic plans:
*Talk with students about their plans for future semesters—what courses should follow those that you teach? Remind students (multiple times!) to register for the Summer 2017 session and the Fall 2017 semester and encourage them to make use of CLC’s counseling, advising, and transfer services (http://www.clcillinois.edu/student-services/counseling-advising-transfer).
*Explain the value of completing course evaluations—they provide an opportunity for students to reflect on, and provide insight into, their academic experiences.
*Remind students that the course withdrawal date is quickly approaching—students who are struggling should know their options if they are in danger of not successfully passing the course.