In support of your work with students during fall term, the Academic Success Center and Writing Center have compiled a series of resources and tools for you in a “Fall 2020 Toolbox,” an overview of which can be found here.

If you have questions or comments, or would like to talk more about using these resources or creating similar new resources, please reach out to Marjorie Coffey (Marjorie.Coffey@oregonstate.edu), Assistant Director, or Sarah Norek (Sarah.Norek@oregonstate.edu), Coordinator of Outreach and Education. 

New offerings:

We have designed a series of 27 pre-scheduled workshops to be delivered via Zoom over the course of fall term. Students can register for one or more workshops and each will have the same quality content and engaging facilitation you have come to expect from the ASC.

Access: Check out descriptions of each workshop and the schedule on our workshop series webpage. You are welcome to send students the link to the page so they can view options and register. Please also feel free to build workshop attendance into assignments, extra credit, or an advising requirement or expectation. When registering for the workshop, students will be able to request an attendance confirmation email. This email could be sent directly to you or forwarded to you by the student after the workshop. Be sure to include instructions if you require an attendance confirmation email.

New Canvas modules on academic success topics are open and available for students to navigate and complete. These self-paced, self-guided modules explore content from The Learning Corner in a structured workflow. In 20-30 minutes, students can complete the core content and the reflection “quiz.” These are a great opportunity for asynchronous learning and reflection.

Access: Check out the list of modules on the Academic Success: Self-Guided Tools page. These modules can be offered to students as optional resources or as part of course or program expectations. Anyone with an ONID login can access the content.

Help students learn about resources:

Whether it’s a class lecture, a resource page in Canvas, or a presentation during orientation, we have a library of slides that can be incorporated into your PowerPoint or Google Slide deck to provide information to students about resources. Consider using one of these as the “intro” or “bell-ringer” slide in the time before you begin class. These slides are available for download from our website.

View and download the slide deck: PowerPoint Slides in Box or Google Slides in Google Drive

Review of literature and research from spring 2020 revealed that students were looking for additional information on how to access resources. We have created a series of videos that explain each of our services and how to access them. As you provide information to students about Academic Success Center and Writing Center services, please consider linking to a video that explains how they can access these services. Videos are available on YouTube and through OSU’s Media Space, and you can link to either location. You can view or link to the videos available on OSU Media Space or YouTube.

Introduce students to the writing and research support available to them this fall. Writing Center staff are available to visit your Zoom class meetings for a virtual class tour. During the tour, Writing Center staff will talk about how the Studio and the Online Writing Suite can support student writing and research remotely during fall 2020. Virtual tours take 10-15 minutes. If you wish to request a virtual class visit/tour, please complete this request form.