Academic & Personal Development

Workshops are now available online via Zoom.

Click here for the Zoom Workshop Calendar

Email Frank Benefield at or call 704-687-7837 with questions.



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 virtually, 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.

Discover why we procrastinate and what strategies we can employ to untangle the procrastination knot in your academic and personal lives.

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.

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

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!”

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.

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.