Academic Development Center

ADC | Academic Development Center

The College of Nursing is dedicated to helping its students succeed. The Academic Development Center was created to assist students in achieving academic success. The Center provides an individual assessment of learning needs. The assessment process may begin with the administration of a Learning style Inventory to identify the students learning preferences and identify appropriate learning strategies. Assistance is also available with time management, study skills/note taking, understanding course content, and test taking strategies. Referrals are made for students requiring assistance with test anxiety and other needs not provided by the Center.

The Academic Development Center is beginning it’s second semester as a College resource for students. In it’s first semester approximately thirty students were seen in the Center for assistance with study skills and test taking strategies along with five well attended workshops. These workshops included topics on:

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management

As a result of an evaluation of the Center each workshop will be offered twice on Monday and Wednesday. The Peer Teacher program will continue to be managed through the Center. Workshop information will be posted in eCollege for those students unable to attend.

ADC | ADC Room View 2

Workshops scheduled for the current term include:

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Proficiencies
  • Perfectionism

For additional information please contact:

Paulette M. Archer, RN, EdD at paulette.m.archer@osfhealthcare.org

The Academic Development Center is open and staffed during the following times:

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday - Friday: By Appointment

By Appointment

 

Helpful Study Skills Links

http://www.howtostudy.org/

http://www.academictips.org/

http://www.how-to-study.com/

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/ (You can focus on Coaching-related topics like Study Skills, Test-Taking, Time Management, & Writing)

http://www.lib.umn.edu/help/calculator/ (Assignment Calculator — very fun and interactive time management/study skills website)

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/time.html

http://www.studygs.net/index.htm  (Has many languages — Lots of info and links with exercises)

http://www.arc.sbc.edu/study.html

 

Learning Style Assessment Links

http://www.vark-learn.com/english/index.asp (Learning Preferences with Study Strategies)