ACADEMIC EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Many of the things you learn and the people you meet in Aggieland involve activities in your residential community.
Here are some of the academic initiative events and programs that occur regularly in our on-campus residences.
- Academic Check-Ups are regular meetings between a resident and an APM where a student receives academic coaching. Let an APM help you stay on track academically to meet your goals in a course or for your major.
- ASK Sessions are similar to office hours, APMs are available online through eCampus and/or in-person to discuss general academic issues with residents. No appointment or scheduling necessary. Questions residents have posed in the past include: what is the best way to work with my academic advisor? I am struggling in _______, what should I do? Do I Q-drop or not? Who is my academic advisor? How do I change my major? Where can I go for help with my class?
- ASSIST Sessions are topic-based presentations that are meant to develop or expose residents to new study skills and techniques. Sessions include: time management, writing an “A” paper, learning styles, and more! Interested in requesting a presentation for your hall/building/group? Request a custom presentation.
- eCampus Portal: Academics in Residence – all on-campus students have access to the “Academics in Residence” eCampus organization on ecampus.tamu.edu. This portal contains a programming schedule, glossary of academics terms, online chat sessions with APMs, online study assessments, and more! Check out the resource portal today.
- Peer Panel are events where upper classmen and/or faculty and staff discuss an academic topic. Its an opportunity to share their academic story and the wisdom they have acquired through experience.
- Resource Tabling – is a form of advertising held by the Academic Peer Mentors to promote events and services and encourage students to sign up for Peer Panels, Academic Check-Ups, etc.
Residence Life – Academic Support Initiatives is pleased to house the research team because of the many benefits the experience will offer students. Students who participate in an undergraduate research experience show greater gains in disciplinary knowledge, information literacy, communication skills, and a clarification of career paths (Lopato 2010). Studies by the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan and Nagda et al. (1998) found increased student success, retention, and graduation rates related to student researchers.
Learn more about the current assessment and research being conducted by the department or learn how to apply.