Facilitating Student Success in Online Classrooms

December, 2020 As we are quickly approaching the end of this fully online fall semester, many of us are talking about how things have gone this fall and what we need to tweak for next term. I’ve recently had several conversations with colleagues who are stressed and disappointed with how the fall has gone so far–many… Continue reading Facilitating Student Success in Online Classrooms

Online Learning Challenges – a Quick Refresher

Online learning presents many challenges for instructors and students.  Many of our students struggle to access online content because they either lack stable internet access or lack a suitable device with which they can access their courses.  Beyond issues of access, it is fair to say that both instructors and students are facing struggles delivering… Continue reading Online Learning Challenges – a Quick Refresher

Getting to Know Your Students in a Virtual Environment

In my last post, I wrote about active learning and engagement in a virtual environment. We know that active learning is how students make meaning with new material. It’s the act of trying to make sense of what they are learning–connecting it to what they already know, discussing it with classmates to broaden their understanding… Continue reading Getting to Know Your Students in a Virtual Environment

EMU Engage App Fosters Student Engagement and Communication

Over the past 3 years, the Holman Success Center has been working with app developers to provide students with a tool that supports students and allows them to connect organically in an online platform with easy access to the resources they need to persist and succeed. The EMU Engage app does all of this and… Continue reading EMU Engage App Fosters Student Engagement and Communication

Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

Supplemental Instruction is an internationally recognized model of peer-led academic support, most often paired with STEM courses that a) are approved for general education credit, b) have historically high DFWI rates, and/or c) are gateways to a major. The focus of SI is on high-risk courses as opposed to high-risk students, cementing the idea that… Continue reading Supplemental Instruction (SI) in Virtual Environments

Providing Access and Equity in Online Learning Environments

We made it through our Covid 19 winter semester relatively unscathed in the Holman Success Center.  I believe this is due in large part to the fact that many of the strategies we have adopted as best practices for ensuring access and equity for all students in face-to-face classrooms, tutoring sessions, and other support services… Continue reading Providing Access and Equity in Online Learning Environments

Dar Mayweather joins Academic Support Programs team

This month, Dar Mayweather joins the Academic Support Programs team as the 4S Coordinator of the Edge program. His pronouns are he, him, and his. Dar helps his students confidently engage in tough decision making around academic and social life. He is a first generation college student who earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a… Continue reading Dar Mayweather joins Academic Support Programs team