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Academic Coaching Workshop Series

The Academic Coaching staff offers free workshops during the fall and spring semesters. Below is a tenative fall schedule of upcoming workshops.

Academic Coaching Workshop: Starting Your Semester Off Right!

  Topic 1: Time Management

Tuesday, January 24 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
0060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
Students will determine time management systems that are effective and useful for having an organized semester.

Topic 2: Study Skills

Thursday, January 26 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
0060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
Students will become aware of ways to improve their study skills and exam preparation strategies.

Academic Coaching Workshop: Midterm Topics

Topic 1: Study Skills

Monday, February 20 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM  or  Thursday, March 9 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
The February 20th workshop will be held in 0020 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center                                                                                       The March 9th workshop will be held in 0060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
Students will become aware of ways to improve their study skills and exam preparation strategies.

Topic 2: Procrastination, Motivation and Goal Setting

Wednesday, February 22 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM  or  Tuesday, March 7 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
The February 22nd workshop will be held in 0020 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center                                                                                 The March 7th workshop will be held in 0060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
Students will determine reasons for procrastination and develop strategies to overcome their procastination. We will also assist students with developing goals and finding motivation during their academic journey.

Academic Coaching Workshop: Preparing for Finals

Tuesday, April 18 | 5:30 PM - 6:30PM  or  Wednesday, April 19 | 5:30 PM - 6:30PM
0060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
This interactive workshop will give space for students to analyze their previous work and establish a game-plan for how to tackle their finals. Topics will include learning about prioritizing and managing your time, strategies for different test formats, and learning how to help

Recent Findings

As a result of participating in workshops…

Students are 33% more likely to set SMART goals throughout the semester

81% of students feel more comfortable approaching their instructor/TA for assistance 

95% of students feel they are more aware of upcoming exams and assignments

Students are 50% more likely to plan for finals using a study organizer

91% felt more confident about approaching their next exams

Contact Us

Please contact Chelsey Gates at 515-294-6624 or cgates@iastate.edu for questions or concerns related to Academic Coaching Workshops.

Name Title Email
Chelsey Gates Program Coordinator, Academic Coaching and Outreach cgates@iastate.edu