Student Success

Welcome to Student Success!

The office of Student Success offers resources to help our undergraduate students with their journey from orientation to graduation!

Students may visit our office for assistance with:

  • time management
  • study skills
  • note taking tips
  • test taking tips
  • goal setting
  • organization
  • motivation

Students may meet with Lisa Copenhaver, Director of Student Success to discuss a personal academic success plan. Undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the office and participate in workshops or schedule a personal appointment.

New Student Academic Resources

Monday, Aug. 26 will be the start of your academic journey here at Hood College!

Each new incoming first-year and transfer student will experience academic and life responsibility while balancing the high demands of college life.  We’re here to help you navigate your first semester (and other semesters) as a college student here at Hood! 

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Aug. 22-30 

Get Organized 

  • School Supplies 
    To-do: Buy or collect classroom supplies 

  1. Academic Supplies Checklist

  2. School Supplies Online 

  • “Syllabi Week”
    To-do: Organize all information to a calendar

  1. Write down all assignment, quiz, test, and paper due dates

  2. FREE academic planner provided by the Office of Student Success

  3. Other recommended resources:
    Office 365 calendar, Google calendar, desk calendar, white board

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 Aug. 24, 2019 - graduation

Attend Regularly

  • Create weekly routine 
    To-do: Create a routine each day

  1. Each Sunday night - plan out your upcoming week in detail 

  2. Recommended organizational resources

  • Choose effective habits
    To-do: Be present in class

  1. Arrive to class five minutes early

  2. Keep your phone and distractions in your bag


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 Aug. 24, 2019 - graduation

Communicate 

  • With professors
    To-do: Visit office hours 

  1. Office hours are typically listed on the syllabus

  2. If not, email the instructor to ask what day and time works best

  • Using email
    To-do: Check your Hood email account at least 2x per day

  1. Here at Hood, we use email to relay ALL information

  2. Think of your Hood email account as your new way of communicating daily
     

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Aug. 24, 2019 - graduation

Use Resources

  • Tutoring 
    To-do: Schedule unlimited FREE tutoring appointments

  1. Tutoring is offered to Hood students free of charge and is available in many different subject areas across campus.
    How do I schedule a tutoring appointment? Click here for directions. 

  2. Login to TutorTrac to schedule a tutoring appointment

  3. Writing Center:  The Writing Center staff can help students with papers for any course and with nonacademic papers, such as scholarship applications. Faculty and peer tutors will work with students who need help getting started on a paper or improving a paper’s grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, organization, spelling and documentation.Students needing support can schedule free tutoring sessions through TutorTrac.
    Contact Donna Harrison, Writing Skills Coordinator

  4. Math Center: The Math Center is available for students needing extra help with their math classes. Students needing math support can schedule free tutoring sessions through TutorTrac.
    Contact Scott Trexler, Mathematics Skills & Tutoring Coordinator

  • Academic Coaching Sessions
    To-do:  Schedule FREE academic coaching sessions 

  1. Students may meet with staff (listed below) from the Office of Student Success to discuss a personal academic success plan.  Undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the office or schedule an individual session.

  2. Lisa Copenhaver, Director of Student Success

  3. Chelsea DanelAcademic Success Coach

  • Do you need to discuss accommodations?
    To-do:  
    Contact the Office of Accessibility Services

  1. Getting Started with the Office of Accessibility Services  
    If you need disability accommodations while at Hood College, you'll be working with Kate Gmuer at the Office of Accessibility Services. Our office works cooperatively with other College departments to provide accommodations for students' academic and residential settings.  
    Looking for more information on Accessibility Services? Click here

  2. Kate Gmuer, Accessibility Services Coordinator
     

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Aug. 24, 2019 - graduation

Continue Academic Success

  • Ask for help
    To-do: If you need assistance, seek appropriate resources 

  1. Health & Counseling Services

  2. Academic Services
  3. Additional links

  • Create healthy relationships
    To-do: Get involved in student life on-campus

  1. Join a club or organization 

  2. Attend athletic events. Go Blazers!

  3. Residents Life involvement

  4. Commuting? Click here

  5. Spiritual Life

  6. International Student Services

  7. Civic Engagement

  • Enhance academic experience
    To-do: Attend academic events regularly

  1. Study abroad

  2. Campus events

  3. Academic & Research Centers

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Coming Soon! 

We encourage you to use the SchoolShelf materials to help with your academic success! Each month you will find new printable forms you can use for goal setting, self management, motivation, etc. You can also click on each of the brochures for helpful tips in many student success areas. If you would like to make a personal appointment with the office of student success please email studentsuccess@hood.edu. We are happy to sit down with you and help you with your personal success plan!

http://www.schoolshelf.com/985050-hood/