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

Motivation Monday: Joseph Campbell

The man, the myth, the legend. Joseph Campbell is an exuberate supporter of embracing one’s original self and life path. At the end of the semester, a wave of fatigue (and sometimes sickness) hits students. This fatigue can sometimes leave us asking, what’s the point in all this stress. Well, the point is the privilege… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Joseph Campbell

TEDTalk Tuesday: Hayley Levitt, “Who Decides What Art Means?”

In this TEDEd video, Hayley Levitt discusses art and its definition. This video has important implications for college students who have to navigate expectations every day. When do we follow what others believe we should do and when do we strike out and forge a new path? While this video is interesting in its own… Continue reading TEDTalk Tuesday: Hayley Levitt, “Who Decides What Art Means?”

Wellness Wednesday: Finding Your Place

I recently had a conversation with someone about the task of finding your place, that spot where people know you and you want to be. College forces teenagers to becomes adults. We learn to juggle jobs, classes, sleeping, and studying — and it can be stressful. That’s why it’s important to have a space that can serve… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Finding Your Place

TEDTalk Tuesday: Rebecca Hwang’s “The Power of Diversity Within Yourself”

Rebecca Hwang discusses identity in her TEDTalk “The Power of Diversity Within Yourself.” Hwang uses her personal experience within living an international life to talk about the power embracing multiple identities. Rather than look to find commonalities with individual groups, she looks to bring different groups together through the different parts of her identity. Hwang encourages… Continue reading TEDTalk Tuesday: Rebecca Hwang’s “The Power of Diversity Within Yourself”

Thursday Tips: 7 Tips for Balancing Your Social and Academic Life

In order to be successful in school, a healthy personal life is essential. Students who put all of their efforts into classes and homework tend to burn out at this time of year. An easy way to avoid burn out (besides sleep!) is a social life. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean going to parties or… Continue reading Thursday Tips: 7 Tips for Balancing Your Social and Academic Life