ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOPS

OAS coordinates a series of workshops that are offered fall, spring and summer B semesters.  In collaboration with our campus partners, we offer interactive sessions that provide information and learning strategies to help students develop skills and attributes needed to be successful in college.   Workshops are coordinated by OAS student staff and  we encourage student participants to provide feedback on topics that they have found most helpful.  We want to include additional topics that may not be offered currently .  Faculty and staff are also welcomed to suggest or present on topics or learning strategies that may assist students in a particular UF course or subject.

In collaboration with our campus partners, OAS offers a series of workshops that provide information and learning strategies to help students develop skills and attributes needed to be successful in college.

To register for a workshop, please click on the name of the workshop and complete the registration form.   Students must also sign-in at the beginning of the workshop to earn credit.

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Academic Enrichment Workshops for Summer Bridge 

 

The summer bridge is for incoming PROMISE Scholars. However, all are welcome to attend our academic enrichment workshops. 

DateWorkshop TitlePresenterDescriptionLinkLocation

Monday, June 28th

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Leadership

Emma Sells/Megan M. (LAP-2)

  

Want to learn about leadership skills and what leadership looks like in academic settings and professional settings (STEM and non-STEM)? You'll also get the chance to test out some of your strongest and weakest leadership skills alongside other workshop participants. 

 

Register 

LIT 0109 stem TURL011 Non-Stem

Wednesday, June 30th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Getting to Know Faculty

Daniel C.

Why getting to know faculty is important and how getting to know faculty is critical for reaching your pre-and post-graduation goals. Topics will include why attending faculty office hours is important, strategies for emailing professors, obtaining letters of recommendation, and getting involved with faculty research.

Register 

LIT 113= Non-stem

LIT 101= Health

LIT 109= Engineering & Physical Sciences

Wednesday, July 7th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Essential Learning Styles

Iliana V. / Daniel C.

What is your typical learning style? Which learning styles do various academic disciplines tend to prioritize? Topics to be discussed will include how we often need to adjust our learning style when taking courses in various academic disciplines, higher-level critical thinking, and bridging abstract concepts with practical applications. 

Register 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Bio/Physical Sciences: LIT 109 

Engineering & Business: LIT 121  

Social Science & Humanities: LIT 113 

Monday, July 12th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Effective Study Skills

Daniel C. / Iliana V.

Strategies for learning through effective ways to approach studying in college. Topics will include effective note-taking, scheduling study time, and why you should join a study group. Different study methods will be introduced including the best times to schedule each for retaining material. 

Register 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

Wednesday, July 14th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Writing for College and Beyond

Dr. Martin Simpson UF Writing Center

Writing effectively is a necessary skill for every academic discipline and every career field. Representatives from the UF Writing Center will cover key components for effective college and professional writing across academic disciplines. 

Register 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

 

Monday, July 19th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 

Personal Brand

Jessica Phillipe

This workshop will cover how the social media content you post can determine your professional brand and how to best utilize social media platforms to advance your career.

Register 

 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

   

Wednesday, July 21st

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 

Academic Planning and PUSH4IT

Mary Stuart Rice, PCALS, and DR.V

A presentation about academic planning from the PCALS, with information about the supplemental program PUSH4it that is designed to support your academic planning. 

Register 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

Monday, July 26th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 

Summer Reflection and Getting Ready for the Fall Semester  Daniel C. / Illiana V.

A reflection about your summer journey and plans for the Fall Semester. A community board exercise where students can reflect and plan as a group.    

What can we do now to be ready for the fall semester? What is syllabus week and why is it more important than we think? Topics will also include planning a time management system, and balancing school, work, student organizations, and fun during college.   

Register 

Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

Wednesday, July 28th

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm 

Identity & Belonging: Who am I and Why am I here? Daniel C. / Megan M. Through various exercises and discussions, students will have the opportunity to explore compounding identities

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Health: LIT 101  

Natural/Physical Sciences: LIT 113  

Social Science + Humanities + Business: LIT 109  

Engineering: LIT 121

Promise students are required to attend 3 workshops per semester during their first three semesters and should be aware of all policies regarding failure to meet this requirement. If you experience scheduling conflicts with attending an OAS workshop, Promise students may also provide proof of having attended other pre-approved academic workshops hosted by different UF departments. Promise students must provide reasonable documentation of workshop attendance and deliver it to OAS in order to receive full credit.

SSS students are required to attend 3 workshops a year: 2 Academic workshops and 1 Financial Literacy workshop.

Please review the following websites for upcoming workshops which can be substituted for credit:

Academic Advising Center

New Student & Family Programs

Career Resource Center

Florida Opportunity Scholars