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Student Engagement & Academic Success (SEAS)


The Student Engagement & Academic Success (SEAS) Center supports student success at Cal Maritime. Our staff is dedicated to providing a broad base of quality services enhancing an interactive, student-centered learning environment.

**NEW**  Targeted Learning Sessions (TLS)

Get help in challenging courses from students who have done well!

Targeted Learning Sessions (TLS) is a new program providing peer-led study groups that focus on integrating course content (what to learn) with study skills (how to learn). TLS provides an active learning environment in which students can work together to better understand the course content. Sessions are designed to maximize students' understanding of the subject in a casual and relaxed environment.

TLS is supporting 5 historically difficult courses this Spring. List of the participating courses and tutors is available here.

Four key program participants:

TLS Tutor – sessions are facilitated by TLS Tutors, current students who have previously and successfully completed the course and who are committed to make sure that students gain the most out of the session. TLS Tutors will work with the respective faculty on course details like difficult concepts, study guides, test preparation etc. and schedule/facilitate study/review sessions for the entire class. TLS Tutor will take attendance during the session

TLS Lead – this is an student enrolled in the respective TLS course or one recommended by the faculty to liaise between the students and TLS Tutor for selection of times/spaces/session material and most importantly for session attendance.

Faculty  - this is the respective course instructor, who will work with the TLS Tutor and TLS Lead. Faculty member will be responsible for giving the Lead adequate time during class for announcements, assist TLS Tutor in surveying the class at the beginning of the semester to determine which times are best to hold study sessions and promote attendance. Faculty may choose to incentivize participation.

TLS Coordinator -  Director, SEAS will serve this role by ensuring 

•   Coordination between participants 

•   Appropriate tutor availability

•   Space reservation for sessions

•   Assessment & necessary follow-up

Study Skills Workshops

 

Goal-Setting
 
Discover ways to establish and fulfill meaningful personal goals using the SMART goal system.
 
Multiple-Choice Testing
 
Learn tips for decoding questions and achieving higher scores on multiple-choice tests.
 
Note-Taking
 
Use the methods in this workshop to enrich study time and boost retention of important information.
 
Time ManagementEvaluate how you spend your time and get on-track with the 2016-2017 Academic Year Calendar.

 

 

Learning Support Software

 


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Director, SEAS Center


Vineeta Dhillon, CPM, ARM-P
Laboratory Building 114
(707) 654-1283
vdhillon@csum.edu

 


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Associate Director, EOP/SEAS Center


Elaine Kociolek, MA
Laboratory Building 110
(707) 654-1288
ekociolek@csum.edu

 


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Resources


**IMPORTANT RESOURCE**

CIRCUITS STUDY MATERIAL

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Orientation Presentation (Parents)
Orientation Presentation (Students)


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