First Year Students
- Academic Skills Workshops
During the week of Orientation, the Academic Achievement Program offers sessions to all incoming students, focusing on reading and briefing cases, class preparation and participation, and after class review strategies. Professors demonstrate a class conducted in the Socratic method and discuss note-taking in a Socratic Method class.
- Learning Styles Survey for Incoming Students
AAP provides an opportunity for all first year students to take a learning styles survey. Students can use the results of the survey to identify their preferred method of learning and develop strategies to enhance individual learning.
- AAP Leader for each Section of First Year Substantive Courses
- Individual Conference with Professor Mary Steefel
Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.6 after the first semester will meet with Professor Mary Steefel to undertake a diagnostic review to determine the reasons for the low GPA and to develop a program to address any issues identified.
First year students on academic probation must meet with Professor Mary Steefel as well as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. These students must develop a plan for academic improvement and participate in the Academic Achievement Program.
The AAP maintains some study aids and selected materials for first year courses in the AAP Resource Center, Rm. 457. These materials may be checked out through that office.