Interactive Workshops (Must RSVP via Starfish):
- FYE 1000 (30mins): If you aren't sure what other FYE workshop may fit your needs, or if you are merely curious about how FYE can support your education, this is an excellent way to introduce yourself to all that FYE can offer!
Intended Outcomes: Introduction to the Office of First Year Experience
- Study Smarter, Not Harder (1hr): Start your new academic mindset off the right way with a quick assessment of your current study habits, time management, and academic motivations. Then, you can work with our peer academic coach to plan out a personalized study plan that maximizes your study potential and reduces your need to cram for exams. This also is a beneficial workshop for students who have to navigate study time with personal needs such as family, work, etc.
Intended Outcomes: Self-Analysis of Current Academic Skills and Study Habits
Gain Insight on Strategies for Efficient Learned Content Retention
Enhance Time Management Understanding and Set Study Goals
- Feeling the Crunch (1hr): Did you just fail an exam? Not sure how to speak with your instructor? Feeling a bit panicky about the semester? Come in, relax, and let us help you organize and prioritize your concerns while making sure that you are fully supported and connected to the campus offices who can best help you. We will also help you set short-term academic goals to reduce immediate stress, and help you find your best academic outlook for the rest of the semester.
Intended Outcomes: Reduce Academic Stress
Reframe Academic Mindset
Improve Test-Taking Strategies
Gain Access to and Connect with UCCS Student Support
Set Short-Term Academic Goals
- Note Navigation (1hr): This workshop focuses on highlighting the relationship between how to document your educational experiences and how you learn. You will first learn about your learning style affinity, then how to adapt notetaking to best fit your strengths and the needs of the course. This can reshape how you perceive your classes and help you to become a more engaged student.
Intended Outcomes: Understanding Learning Affinities and How to Improve Less-Developed Affinities
Be Able to Transform Lecture Notes into Study Guides
Explore Notetaking Styles for Personalized and Organized Learning
- Planner Party (30mins): Even if you feel like you have your time well-balanced, there's always room for improvement. Bring your own planner, and/or use our semester, weekly, and daily schedule sheets along with receiving inspiration from our peer academic coaches to bring efficiency, balance, or just organize and beautify your schedule in our office. We have supplies to help give your planner a personalized twist.
Intended Outcomes: Self-Evaluate Current Time Management Practices
Understand How to Prioritize and Organize Tasks and Assignments
Construct a Working Planner, Designed and Decorated to Individual Style and Need
- Academic Refresh (30mins): Did you not receive the GPA outcome you were hoping for last semester? Have you been feeling less motivated about classes, or find yourself in a slump? Do you need to up your game so that you are more attractive for internships or future employers? Revitalize your heart and mind with FYE! Come get a comforting drink of tea, coffee, or hot cocoa, and let us help you rebuild your academic outlook and navigate what resources to connect to that will help you meet your educational goals.
Intended Outcomes: Reframe Academic Mindset
Gain Access to and Connect with UCCS Student Support
Set Long-Term Academic Goals
- Right Place, Right Time (1hr): Creating the best study environment sometimes takes some self-reflection and creativity. Our peer academic coach can talk with you about your current study space and how it impacts your academic performance. Increase your productivity and enhance your learning- or explore new study environment possibilities on campus.
Intended Outcomes: Analysis of Current Study Environment
Understanding of Individual Environmental Needs
Understanding of Types of Study Spaces on Campus and Location(s)
Ways to Creatively Adapt Spaces for Study Efficiency
How to sign up for a workshop:
- Go to uccs.edu/starfish and log in using your UCCS username and password.
- Search for FYE Workshops in the "Search for Services" bar at the top of the screen.
- Click on "Schedule Appointment" on the FYE Academic Workshops page.
- Find a time that and location that works for you, and click on the time you want to attend. (Note, it will say it is a meeting with a staff member in FYE).
Individual Student Meetings and Academic Assessments:
If you are a UCCS student and would like help with time management, study skills, or note taking for your classes, and you are not able to make it to any of the above group workshop dates, please contact the Office of First Year Experience to schedule a time to meet with someone in the office. We are able to schedule appointments with students to talk about academic skills for the success of their classes.
If you are interested in setting up a workshop for your class, please contact Missy Sernatinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are able to offer the Study Smarter, Not Harder and Note Taking workshops in your class. If you have questions about our interactive workshops, individual meetings, or setting up a time for a workshop in your class, please call 719-255-7521.