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1 Faculty Academic Support Workshop For students identified as being At Risk of exclusion as part of the Universitys Progress Review process Locations:Hawthorn Campus Dates:17 to 20 March 2014 Times:5 session choices on different dates and times

2 Swinburne Session Overview 2 Introduction Progress Review Coordinator What you need to do: an Academic Academic staff member Perspective Motivation and Goal Setting Student Services, Counsellor Free Swinburne and Faculty ServicesPanel

3 Swinburne Introduction: PR Coordinator 3 Thank you all for coming. These workshops are held to: Remind you that you need to improve your academic performance to be able to finish your course Provide you with some skills to improve your academic performance Tell you about the free support services that are available to you

4 Swinburne Why you are here? There are two categories of Progress Review: (1) At Risk – this is you You have failed half or more of your total enrolled credit points, or you have failed a unit twice The University has designated that you are At Risk of not passing your course We want you to take some time to think about what you are going to do about your studies (2) If you continue to fail next progress review period you could be in a very serious situation – Show Cause 4

5 Swinburne What you need to do: an academic perspective 5 Academic staff member Many different factors can impact on your academic performance. Each of you are exposed to different pressures. One of the most common reasons student give for not keeping up with their studies is: Time Management – working too many hours and missing classes; inability to complete essays/keep up with the reading? Swinburne 5

6 What you need to do (Continued) 6 (1) Attend all classes and submit all assessments (on time) Downloading Lectopia is not a substitute for class participation and discussion (2) Allocate enough quality time to your studies Plan and dont leave things to the last minute (3) Ask questions if you dont understand something (4) Look after your health and well being (5) Know who your Unit Convenors & Program Coordinator are, and how to contact them

7 Swinburne What you need to do (Continued) 7 ( 6) Regularly check your student s (7) Be familiar with your unit outlines (on Blackboard) (8) Have you redone your course plan? If you fail units, you need to go back and redo your course plan to check whether you have the necessary prerequisites, or whether you need to reorder units. (9) Have you been to your Faculty Office for advise when you have a problem? Faculty staff are there to help you, or to refer you to someone who can. (10)Familiarise yourself with your Facultys website for announcements

8 Getting back on track! Counsellor – Student Development and Counselling Service

9 Its not too late…

10 Your life is the sum of all your choices. - Albert Camus

11 We…believe that one reason so many school and Uni. students have so much trouble focusing on their studies is because they dont have a goal, dont know what all this studying is leading to. Muriel James & Dorothy

12 We…believe that one reason so many school and Uni. students have so much trouble focusing on their studies is because they dont have a goal, dont know what all this studying is leading to. Muriel James & Dorothy Jongeward

13 Importance of Goals Goals give direction Goals provide motivation Goals reinforce self esteem Goals give direction Goals provide motivation Goals reinforce self esteem

14 Goal Setting S – Specific M – Measurable A – Achievable R – Realistic T – Time Frame – Specific – Measurable – Achievable – Realistic – Time Frame

15 Barriers: Sources of stress 15

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17 Motivation i

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19 WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR THINK YOU CANT YOU ARE RIGHT…… or are YOU?????

20 True or untrue not as important. We can organize thoughts in terms of their helpfulness: * helpful thoughts * helpful thoughts – are consistent with ones values and goals and facilitate values-congruent behavior * unhelpful thoughts * unhelpful thoughts – are inconsistent with ones values and goals and interfere with values- congruent behavior. Thoughts

21 Swinburne Take responsibility for your studies (1) You need to identify what is blocking your performance? (2) Is it temporary or is it permanent? (3) Can you change something in your life? (4) Perhaps you need to get some advice or support? 21

22 Swinburne A flyer is being handed around. 22 It tells you where you can go for support: *Academic *Advocacy *Computing *Counselling *Course Advice *Health and Well Being, and *Pastoral Care The second tool that you should go to is the online Self Analysis Tool It has been developed to help you to individually think about what is interfering with your studies. Your answers are confidential and not recorded. You also have an option to print it out and to develop a personalised Academic Progress Plan. If you havent already used the Tool – it was mentioned in your At Risk letter, I encourage you to use it.

23 Swinburne How to contact Faculty Administration Offices 23 PR Coordinator FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Insert address, telephone no and FACULTY OF HEALTH, ARTS AND DESIGN Insert address, telephone no and FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE Insert address, telephone no and

24 Swinburne Questions and Close: PR Coordinator How many of you have visited your Faculty Office for Course advise ? Who has attended any of the free workshops about Time Management, Preparing for Exams, Make Stress Work for you? Has anyone been to see one of your unit convenors? Has anyone been to the Maths and Stats Centre for help? Has anyone been to the Academic Language and Support unit? Do you have any questions? 24


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