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Building Your Academic Support Toolkit Series

Presented by the Student Learning, Support & Assessment Cluster

The SLSA Professional Development Workshop committee introduces, Building Your Academic Toolkit. This series of workshops and panel discussions are 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.

Session #1: Navigating RIT's Student Academic and Support Services with the SLSA Directors

As an introductory workshop to the "Building your Academic Support Toolkit" series, session attendees will gain a basic understanding of programs within Student Learning Support and Assessment cluster (SLSA), and the various levels of support they have been charged to provide for students. Attendees will be introduced to the SLSA website, changes and new staff within the programs, and will feel confident about making referral to appropriate campus resources.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Presenters:
  Nicole Boulais, Phillippa Powers, Belinda Bryce, Sue Ackerman, Laurie Ackles, Bernadette Lynch, Stan Van Horn

Session #2: 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.

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Presenters:
  Laurie Ackles

Session #3: 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 will enhance the understanding of the study process and enable 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 the academic strategies and the study process.

Date:  Thursday, January 31, 2013
Presenters:
  Paula French, Sara Bayerl

Session #4: 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.

Date:  Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Presenters:
  Sue Ackerman, Shelley Zoeke

Session #5: 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.

Date:  Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Presenters:
  Laurie Ackles

Understanding the Needs of First Generation and Low Income College Students

Description coming soon!

This workshop is sponsored by the Advisors Council, it is not part of the Building Your Academic Support Toolkit Series.

Date:  Monday, February 11, 2013
Presenters:
  Bernadette Lynch and Harrold Fields