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Scheduling for Success. University Center for Academic Excellence. Presentation Overview. Creating a balanced schedule Avoiding common stressors Making schedule changes Campus resources and support Wrap-up Scan the QR code on the cards for access to this presentation . Quick Quiz Overview.

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Scheduling for success

Scheduling for Success

University Center for Academic Excellence


Presentation Overview

  • Creating a balanced schedule

  • Avoiding common stressors

  • Making schedule changes

  • Campus resources and support

  • Wrap-up

    Scan the QR code on the cards for access to this presentation


Quick Quiz Overview

  • One question per slide

  • Four possible answers

  • A = Pink B = Blue C = Yellow D = Green

  • 10 seconds to decide

  • Timer on each slide

  • Don’t hold up answer until given the signal


Quick Quiz Practice

  • What day of the week is it?

    • A. Tuesday

    • B. Wednesday

    • C. Thursday

    • D. Friday

End


Create a balanced schedule

  • Select a variety of courses

  • Before choosing a specific class, consider:

    • Course type

    • Course content

    • Course style

Life

School


Quick Quiz #1

  • What is the average recommended number of credits a student should take in any given semester?

    • A. 12

    • B. 14

    • C. 15

    • D. 17

End


Consider class location

  • Check the campus map for classes locations

  • Make sure you’ll have enough time to get from one to the other


Quick Quiz #2

  • What is the average length of time between campus shuttle runs?

    • A. 5 minutes

    • B. 10 minutes

    • C. 20 minutes

    • D. 30 minutes

End


Leave time to eat

(and breathe)

  • You need time to eat, stop by student services offices, have group meetings, return phone calls, and gather your thoughts before the big test…

  • So don’t “stack” four or five classes and labs in a row to fit all of your classes into one or two days!


Quick Quiz #3

  • What do first-year students identify as being the study skill with which they struggle the most?

    • A. Note-taking

    • B. Concentration

    • C. Speed reading

    • D. Time management

End


Aim for a schedule that

looks like this:


Know yourself and

your habits

  • Try to take classes that work with your internal clock

  • Figure out when you will study while you make your schedule


Be honest about

outside commitments

  • Do you already have a job and know what the hours will be?

  • Will you be needing to get a job once you get here?


Quick Quiz #4

  • What is the maximum number of hours a new full-time student should work per week in order to maintain the best possible GPA?

    • A. 10

    • B. 15

    • C. 20

    • D. 30

End


Quick Quiz #5

  • How many student jobs were available on campus during the 2012-13 academic year?

    • A. 1000

    • B. 1500

    • C. 3000

    • D. 4000

End


Need to change your schedule?

  • Talk to your advisor

  • Check online through the summer and first full week of class

  • Pay attention to course numbers

  • Didn’t get into a class you want?

    • Go on the first day anyway

    • Contact the professor

    • Take it next semester


Attendance

  • Now that you have the classes…


Quick Quiz #6

  • What is the average GPA difference between students who never miss class during a semester versus students who miss 1-2 classes per week?

    • A. 3.0 vs. 3.17

    • B. 2.93 vs. 3.17

    • C. 2.74 vs. 3.17

    • D. 2.51 vs. 3.17

End


Academic Support…

UCAE Style!

  • Comprehensive array of academic support programming including:

    Tutoring

    Supplemental Instruction (SI)

    Workshops

    Individual Consultations

    Learning Lab

    Building Educational Strengths and Talents (BEST)

    Students Obtaining Success (SOS)

    Fretwell 330 * www.ucae.uncc.edu * Open 6 days a week


Quick Quiz #7

  • How many Tutoring sessions were attended during the 2012-13 academic l year?

    • A. 8,607

    • B. 6,406

    • C. 2,941

    • D. 1,006

End


Quick Quiz #8

  • On average, how many Supplemental Instruction sessions are offered each week of the semester?

    • A. 30

    • B. 60

    • C. 90

    • D. 120

End


Quick Quiz #9

  • How many UCAE workshop sessions will be offered during the Fall 2013 semester?

    • A. 66

    • B. 55

    • C. 44

    • D. 33

End


Quick Quiz #10

  • How many student contacts did the UCAE have during the 2012-13 academic year?

    • A. 9,553

    • B. 14,730

    • C. 26,445

    • D. 34,661

End


  • Create a balanced schedule

  • Consider class locations

  • Leave time to eat (and breathe)

  • Know yourself and your habits

  • Think about outside commitments

  • Make attending class a priority

  • Use campus resources including the UCAE


THANK YOU!

We look forward to working with all of you over the next four years!

University Center for Academic Excellence

Fretwell 330

**Make sure to scan the QR code on the Quick Quiz cards**


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