Student Success Workshops

Summer 2015

Student Orientation to Online Learning
Presenter:  Jim Julius

Are you taking an online or hybrid class this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

  1. Monday, June 15 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm OC 1201
  2. Tuesday, June 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm ONLINE (Sign up in advance Workshop Access on 6/16)

Fall 2015

Student Orientation to Online Learning
Presenter:  Jim Julius

Are you taking an online or hybrid class this semester? Uncertain about what it takes to be a successful online student? Whether it's your first online class or you already have some experience, this one hour session will help you practice key skills and make you aware of important resources available to help you be your best online!

  1. Tuesday, August 25 from 12 - 1 pm SAN 108
  2. Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm ONLINE
  3. Wednesday, August 26 f4om 12 - 1 pm OC 1201
  4. Tuesday, September 1 from 3 - 4 pm SAN 107
  5. Wednesday, September 2 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm OC 1201
  6. Thursday, September 3 from 12 - 1 pm ONLINE
  7. Wednesday, September 9 from 9 - 10 am ONLINE
  8. Wednesday, September 9 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm SAN 107
  9. Thursday, September 10 from 12 - 1 pm OC 1201
  10. Monday, October 19 from 3 - 4 pm OC 1201
  11. Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm ONLINE

MiraCosta Library Welcome & Tour
Presenter: MiraCosta Librarians
Bienvenidos! Bienvenue! Willkommen! WELCOME! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and take a quick tour of library services and resources that you'll be using for most (if not all)of your classes.

  1. Wednesday, August 26 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 108
  2. Wednesday, August 26 from 1:30 - 2 pm OC 1201
  3. Thursday, August 27 from 12 - 12:30 pm OC 1201
  4. Tuesday, September 1 from 1 - 1:30 pm SAN 108
  5. Wednesday, September 2 from 11 - 11:30 am OC 1201
  6. Thursday, September 3 from 2 - 2: 30 pm OC 1201

SURF
Presenter: Charlie Medina
Trouble getting your SURF ID and password? When can I enroll? How to add, drop and pay for courses. What's my Financial Aid status? Where are my grades? Get answers at the SURF student workshop.

  1. Tuesday, August 25 from 1 - 3 pm OC 1201
  2. Wednesday, August 26 from 4 - 5:45 pm CLC TBA
  3. Wednesday, September 2 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm OC 1201
  4. Wednesday, October 21 from 4 - 5:45 pm CLC TBA

BlackBoard
Presenter: Charlie Medina
How do I submit a document through BlackBoard? What is a Discussion Board? Where are all my assignments? Get answers to these questions and more!

  1. Thursday, August 27 from 1 - 2:30 pm OC 1201
  2. Thursday, August 27 from 4:30 - 5:45 pm CLC TBA
  3. Tuesday, Septebmer 1 from 1:30 - 3 pm SAN 107
  4. Thursday, September 3 from 12:30 - 2 pm OC 1201
  5. Thursday, October 22 from 4:30 - 5:45 pm CLC TBA

Finding Articles
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Did you know that the MiraCosta Library subscribes to more than 35,000 individual magazines, newspapers, and academic journals?! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access millions of articles for fun or for research papers!

  1. Tuesday, September 15 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 108
  2. Wednesday, September 16 from 7:30 - 8 pm ONLINE
  3. Thursday, September 17 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201
  4. Wednesday, October 14 from 12 - 12:30 pm OC 1201
  5. Wednesday, October 14 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 108

Finding Books & eBooks
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Q:Why was the Adventures of Robin Hood pulled from the library shelves? A: Because it was full of Saxon violence! Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction on how to access and use the240,000+books and eBooks available through the library (including the Adventures of Robin Hood)!

  1. Wednesday, September 16 from 12 - 12:30 pm OC 1201
  2. Wednesday, September 16 from 1:30 - 2 pm SAN 107
  3. Wednesday, September 16 from 7 - 7:30 pm ONLINE
  4. Tuesday, October 13 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 108
  5. Tuesday, October 13 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201

Overcoming Math Anxiety
Presenters: Leila Safaralian & Adrean Askerneese
Do you have math anxiety? Learn how to succeed in math and how to deal with math anxiety. In this workshop, presented by a math instructor and a counselor, you will learn about:  how the brain works, learning styles, smart choices, mathematical mindset, success strategies, homework hints, managing math anxiety, stress reduction techniques, and test taking tips.

  1. Friday, September 4 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm OC Aztlan A and B

Time Management
Presenter: Luke Lara
Organization tips to help students better juggle, school, work & family.

  1. Tuesday, September 23 from 2 - 3 pm OC 1202

Strike Read and Write Gold
Presenter: Robert Erichsen
Tired of reading your textbook?  Ever wanted to have your textbook read out loud to you?  Come learn how this program can do just that.

Citing in APA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to APA Style!​ You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a References page.

  1. Wednesday, September 23 from 12 - 12: 30 pm OC 1201
  2. Tuesday, October 27 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 108
  3. Thursday, October 29 from 12 - 12:30 pm OC 1201
  4. Wednesday, November 18 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 108

Citing in MLA Style
Presenters: MiraCosta Librarians
Come meet a MiraCosta Faculty Librarian and get a quick introduction to MLA Style!You'll learn about in-text citations as well as how to make a Works Cited page.

  1. Tuesday, September 22 from 1:30 - 2 pm OC 1201
  2. Wednesday, October 28 from 12 - 12:30 pm SAN 108
  3. Wednesday, October 28 from 12:30 - 1 pm OC 1201
  4. Tuesday, November 10 from 12:30 - 1 pm SAN 108

Keeping Motivation Alive
Presenters: Luke Lara and Adrean Askerneese
How to deal when life and school collide.

Minimize Stress, Calm Your Senses, Focus on Success
Presenter: Edward Pohlert
Does stress get in the way of your academic success?  Come and join us for an interactive workshop that identifies key stress relief strategies for college students.  Do it now before midterms and finals take over your world!