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Building Your Academic Support Toolkit Series


This series of workshops and panel discussions has been designed to educate the RIT community on our academic support services as well as create a meaningful dialogue surrounding some of our more commonly used tools for helping students.

Sessions: 

Academic Strategies and the Study Process

Academic strategies are an essential piece of student academic success. Many of our students are not aware of the most efficient ways to approach studying. This session enhances our understanding of the study process and enables faculty and staff to encourage their students to utilize academic techniques and strategies to increase their ability to be successful. It also promotes the numerous resources and services that RIT has to offer to students to further their understanding of academic strategies and the study process.

Understanding the Accommodation Process for Students with Disabilities

In this workshop participants will gain information about the mission, functions and procedures of the RIT Disability Services Office (DSO). Information discussed will include how a student with a disability requests accommodations, how reasonable and appropriate accommodations are determined, as well as how the DSO test center works. The workshop will conclude with an opportunity for questions.

Supporting RIT Students on the Autism Spectrum

 With the incidence of autism rising, a growing number of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are choosing to pursue their college degree at RIT.  We value these students as part of our diverse community and acknowledge that some individuals may need additional support in transitioning to college.   This workshop will discuss the strengths and challenges students with ASD bring to the college experience and some strategies that can be used to support their collegiate success.