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A Different Kind of Class

 

Are you expecting to miss one or more of your classes this semester due to a professional or personal conflict? Instead of canceling, schedule A Different Kind of Class. Facilitators will guide your student scholars through a workshop of your choice to help them succeed academically and connect to campus resources.

Below is a list of currently offered workshops. While we accept requests at any time, please provide two weeks’ advance notice, where possible. This will enable presenters to schedule and prepare for your session effectively.

Title Description Length Type of Presenter Request Form
The Importance of Branding & Social Media  Want to help students leave the right mark at UT? What students do online and on campus in college can impact the years ahead. In this workshop, students will explore their digital identity and how it can impact their personal brand inside and outside of the classroom.  1 hour or customizable  Staff or Graduate Student  Click here
Diversity & Inclusion:  The Power of Lived Experiences  While in college, students will meet people from different walks of life. Being able to share their own stories and listen to others will help students better understand the world around them. During this activity, students will have the opportunity to share pieces of their lived experiences with others to create a more inclusive community.   1 hour or customizable  Staff or Graduate Student  Click here
Language Matters:  A Workshop on Microagression  Microaggressions frequently occur on college campuses. What are they? Who uses them? How do we recognize what they are? How do we respond? In this workshop we will gain a better understanding of microaggressions and biases, discuss complicity towards microaggressive actions, and explore strategies to minimize the use and impact of microaggressions on campus.  1 hour or customizable  Staff or Graduate Student  Click here
Leading with Confidence:  Overcoming Imposter Syndrome  Impostor syndrome is the belief that one’s successes are the product of luck or fraud rather than skill. Join us to gain a better understanding of the symptoms, causes, and effects of impostor syndrome. Explore the roots of impostor syndrome and strategies that can be employed to combat feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy so that students can lead with confidence.  1 hour or customizable  Staff or Graduate Student  Click here

 

Title Description Length Type of Presenter Request Form
Time is Money: Learn to Manage Yours In this workshop, students will learn about best practices in managing their time and obligations as college students, including using a planner, budgeting time, scheduling study time, and planning for social time. 45 minutes Tutors or Supplemental Instruction Leaders Click here
Study Smart: Strategies for Effective Learning Let’s get ready for your upcoming tests and midterms—even if they aren’t coming up for weeks! We will discuss preparation for your exams, how to test yourself, de-stressing before the test, and processing after. 45 minutes

 

Tutors or Supplemental Instruction Leaders

 

 

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Building a Scholar: Behaviors for Success SI leaders and tutors will share research on what the top scholars do to succeed in college. We will also discuss how to maximize academic resources to support students in reaching their goals. 45 minutes

 

Tutors or Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders

 

 

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Title Description Length Type of Presenter Request Form
Get Career Ready! Peer Career Advisors or CCDAE staff will share an overview of center offerings and how students can develop the skills and experiences necessary to transition to the world of work or graduate school. 45 minutes Staff or Students Click here
Exploring Majors & Careers Not sure what major best aligns with a future career? This workshop will assist students in learning more about different majors and what path is best for them. 45 minutes Staff or Students Click here
Sharpen Your Resume & Job Search Strategies Students will receive tips on crafting a successful resume and assistance with editing existing information. Also, students will learn how to search for internships, jobs, and co-op opportunities effectively. 45 minutes Staff or Students Click here
Networking & Interviewing Learn how to use what and who you know to network and gain connections in your chosen or possible career field. Take it one step further to learn how to excel at interviewing and negotiating the best offer. 45 minutes Staff or Students Click here
Career Readiness Competencies Students will learn about the eight NACE competencies that broadly prepare college graduates to transition into the workplace successfully. 45 minutes Staff or Students Click here
Graduate School Planning CCDAE staff will present information on successfully transitioning from college to graduate school, including the application process, personal statements, interviewing, and more. 45 minutes Staff Click here

Title Description Length Type of Presenter Request Form
Teaching & Learning Programs Librarians lead sessions about information literacy concepts such as strategic searching, information creation, and evaluation, and research as a process; specialized instruction on media literacy topics and technology-based assignments; and discipline-based research sessions. 45 minutes (can be customized) Staff Click here
Media-based Assignments This session can range from an orientation to the services offered in The Studio to demonstrate a piece of software needed to complete the project to a working session consulting with students on equipment, software, or process. 45 minutes (can be customized)

 

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The Seed Library @ The Commons Librarian Sarah Johnson will lead workshops on getting started with the Seed Library, planting tips, and other related topics. The Seed Library seeks to elevate students through engagement in experiential learning and empower them to lead healthy, sustainable lifestyles, while facilitating food access, community connections, and enhancing the student experience. 45 minutes (can be customized)

 

 

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Scholars Collaborative Members of the Scholars’ Collaborative teach workshops covering various topics and skills for upper-division, honors, and graduate students. Help students with database searching, media creation, and other skills. 45 minutes (can be customized)

 

 

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About A Different Kind of Class

We know that learning takes place inside and outside the classroom. A Different Kind of Class is an opportunity to integrate and reinforce academic, career, and life skills within the classroom learning experience. Keeping student scholars engaged in the classroom, even while the primary instructor is absent, provides an additional opportunity for growth and learning, contributing to their overall success.

About the Division of Student Success

The Division of Student Success at UT works to engage each student scholar’s experience by supporting their unique strengths and goals. We collaborate with UT faculty and staff to help each student scholar maximize their strengths and understand how their strengths contribute to their academic dreams, career paths, and personal well-being.

Click here for the A Different Kind of Class handout.