Presentation and Workshop Requests
At the Academic Achievement Center, we strive to support all students on their path to graduation. From quick informational meetings to more in depth discussions, we can work with you to share resources and tips that help students achieve academic success.
Any of our presentations or workshops can be hosted either in person or virtual. Options include:
- 10-minute skill builders
Learn more about each of these options below! Requests should be made at least 1 week in advance of the event.
Presentations from the AAC cover a specific topic without a lot of hands-on work. Presentations are only 5-15 minutes long and are intended to raise awareness about free campus resources.
About the Academic Achievement Center
The AAC provides services that engage, equip, and empower students to be academically and personally successful at K-State. These services include Academic Coaching, Tutoring Services, Scholar Services, Student Success Courses, and the Office of First-generation Students. This presentation will cover each of these resources, why students might want to use them, and how they can get connected.
Building Community and Leadership in Student Success
Fostering community on campus is important for students! Building a sense of belonging through organizations and leadership opportunities in Student Sucess includes:
- Paid peer-to-peer roles: tutor, peer coach, learning assistant
- Mentorship: Office of First-generation Students, KAWSE, Peer Mentoring Collaborative
- Student Organizations: Success Ambassadors, Pre-Law Ambassadors
- Scholarship programs: KS-LSAMP, Developing Scholars, McNair Scholars
Workshops are usually about the length of a typical class. In 50 minutes, we introduce a typical student experience, take a deep dive to understand any challenges, and present several ideas or ways to make progress on those challenges. Workshops are hands on and have a high level of student engagement.
Setting and Reaching Goals
Knowing your goals are essential to your success at K-State! This workshop guides students through creating their own SMART goals. Participants will walk away with an Academic Success Plan outlining their own academic and personal SMART goals and action steps to help reach those goals.
Navigating Online Learning
This workshop is all about finding balance between in-person and online classes to ensure you stay engaged in courses no matter the format. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of course expectations, tips to stay motivated, and AAC Success Tools to get the most out of the semester.
GPA Pit Stop
This is a great mid-semester check-in for students. Typically, at this point of the semester, there are opportunities to still adjust current practices in order to reach end-of-semester goals. This workshop guides students through calculating their GPA and developing a plan to get to where they want to be.
Time Management and Preventing Procrastination
Time management in college is key to success! An AAC Student Success Tool can help you track your course progress, complete tasks, and manage stress. An essential aspect of this workshop is to identify a time management challenge you are facing and how to better ensure you can complete tasks efficiently. Students leave this session with at least one thing they will do to effectively manage their time and reach their goals.
Studying More Effectively
Most students have an idea of how to study, but the real question is-- “Am I studying effectively?” Sometimes, the way we study makes us feel prepared and then when we get to the exam, it’s a different story. In this workshop, we explore different study techniques, practice building a study plan, and strategize what to do when you get stuck.
Final exams can feel intimidating but having a preparation plan can reduce stress and help you finish the semester strongly. At the end of this workshop, students walk away with a prioritized list of their classes, an audit of study materials, and a step-by-step plan to prepare for finals. We also cover how to understand the final examination schedule and calculate GPA.
10-minute skill builders are a spin-off of highly requested workshops such as time management and study skills. In 10-minutes, we dive into a specific challenge and one AAC Success Tool that students might use. These have a high level of student engagement.
Time Management 101
Managing time and staying organized is essential for any college student! In this 10-minute skill builder, we introduce time management strategies, tips, and tricks. Students leave this session with at least one thing they will do to effectively manage their time and reach their goals.
Making a Study Plan
Studying for exams can feel nerve wracking for students. We help students recognize helpful study strategies, create a realistic study plan, and leave feeling more prepared for their upcoming exam. Students also leave with test taking tips and tricks for before, during, and after the exam.