Academic & Personal Development

The University Center for Academic Excellence offers a wide variety of workshops on topics that strengthen students' academic success.  These highly interactive workshops are led by staff and trained graduate students on-site and across campus. You can click here for the workshop calendar page. Workshop registration is not required, and students are admitted as they arrive until the workshop reaches capacity. Please bring student identification card for workshop check-in. Late arrivals may not be admitted. 

All workshop topics can be covered in a Personal Academic Consultation

Workshop Topics:

Learn helpful tips to process content in a timely and effective manner for successful course completion.

Discover tips to help get you refocused and stay motivated throughout the semester.

Learn to communicate more effectively with your professor and develop a relationship that promotes academic success, along with tips on how to be successful and establish your presence in a large class.

Explore motivation and personal accountability, and learn how to tap into them in order to take control of your academic success.

Identify short and long term goals, and create a specific, realistic, and well-informed action plan for achieving them.

Learn ways of working in groups to effectively complete projects and assignments.

Increase your awareness of stress and how to minimize stressors in your lives.

Learn about budgeting, how credit cards work, and how to graduate with minimal debt. 

Learn how to input data, format cells, create charts and graphs, and use built-in Excel functions.

Learn how to complete conditional formatting, VLOOKUPs, sort and filter data, and use built-in Excel functions. 

Through exploring the Growth Mindset, learn how perception can influence development in academics and beyond.

Learn how to identify sources of test anxiety and discover ways to manage it during tests.

Discover how to create a dynamic presentation and show your audience that you are truly a “SUPERSTAR!”

Bring a PPT you are working on or use our basic template to explore the bells and whistles you can add to a presentation to make it stand out from the crowd.

Get the most from your advising appointment by taking just a few minutes to prepare with us.

Discover ways to improve your chances of making an “A” on your next exam, mid-term, or final.

Increase your awareness of campus resources that promote academic success and a stronger connection to Niner Nation.

Learn how to effectively align how the brain naturally learns with the demands of the college classroom. Workshop adapted from the ‘New Science of Learning’ by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek.

Explore how technology and specific apps can facilitate your learning and academic success in college. 

Learn to effectively organize your time and tasks so you can accomplish your goals.

Maximize your note-taking and reading skills to grasp the main concepts and ideas from lectures and textbooks.

Maximize your academic potential with health tips that will affect your outer and inner self.