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DE Oracle @ UMUC An Online Learning Magazine for UMUC Faculty Center for Support of Instruction Habits of Successful Students - June 17, 2009 CSI Staff Staff Writer Center for Support of Instruction Published: May-June 2009 Category: » De-oracle-live » Archived-webinars Each semester, we come across students who need assistance in being successful. As faculty, we can start them off on the right foot with tools and strategies that can help them understand the importance of good choices and cultivate habits that lead to success. Dr. Loyce Pailen and Linda Smelser shared with the audience their presentation "Habits of Successful Students." Archived Recording: Launcher Link: ( /launcher.cgi?room=deoracle_2009_0617_1405_01) Wizard Link: ( Slide Presentation: Printable Versions: PDF | FlashPaper About the Author(s) Habits of Successful Students - June 17, 2009 - DE Oracle Contact Site Manager Created and Maintained by the Center for Support of Instruction © University of Maryland University College Powered by ArticleMS from ArticleTrader.com Rating: Not yet rated Comments No comments posted. You must be logged in and be a member of the UMUC community in order to comment. If you are a member of the UMUC community and do not have an account, please register for a FREE one. If you have a guest account but are Faculty/Staff of UMUC please send an email to the DE Oracle Site Manager (mailto:degrad@umuc.edu?subject=Please Update my DE Oracle Guest Account) so that your guest account can be updated. Habits of Successful Students - June 17, 2009 - DE Oracle Speakers - Dr. Loyce Pailen, Assoc Provost OISS / GSMT faculty Linda Smelser, Instructional Support Specialist / SUS faculty Agenda • Challenges of being a successful student • Faculty responsibility • Helping students learn accountability • Strategies for success • Habits of Success Presentation • How to use presentation for discussion Student Success Challenges • Understanding the elements for being a successful student • Learning how to execute those elements successfully • Being able to overcome obstacles when “life happens” • Being flexible and teachable Faculty Responsibility • Practical helps – Make instructions and procedures clear – Post reminders about deadlines – Flexible with students when “life happens” • Help students learn accountability in your classroom • Feedback, feedback, feedback Discuss Accountability • Provide opportunities to teach and discuss students success – UMUC student policies – Faculty expectations – Student expectations • Habits of Successful Students presentation Encourage strategies for success • Take ownership / be accountable • Positive self attitude – Celebrate big and small achievements – Keep moving forward • Suggest ways to cultivate good habits – Time and stress management; establish study place and time – Overcome obstacles; develop flexibility Presentation Discussion Questions • Do you consider yourself a successful student? Why / why not? • Why do abdicating behaviors put you at a disadvantage? • What does accountable mean to you? How do you benefit from being accountable? • What two elements make you a successful student? • What is one of the most important elements that you’ve learned as a student that will / has help(ed) you become a successful professional? Student Feedback • “This week’s discussion helped me make progress to become a successful student and… person.” • “Being accountable means to be responsible enough to accomplish what is expected…” • “[Bad habits] put you at a disadvantage because they make you depressed. As a result you can not focus well on your studies…” • “By being accountable, people are able to trust that you can finish tasks and show you are a capable person.” Thank you for joining us today at DE Oracle Live! sponsored by the Center for Support of Instruction (CSI). You can learn more about CSI at http://www.umuc.edu/departments/csi

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