Written by Olyvia Kuchta, UWGB Student
As a Peer Mentor for the Gateway to Phirstyear Success (GPS) Program I was involved in many activities to help first year students develop skills to make a successful transition to college. Specifically, as a Peer Mentor it was my duty to help first year students develop skills in order to be successful throughout their college experience by modeling these behaviors and sharing my own experiences as a student. Continue reading
Written by Mike Klein
Life is a two-way street where give and take is the key to success. I believe this is how it can work best with student-athletes and professors for a successful and learning experience; and keeping their academics as priority number one. Here in Phoenix Country it is a priority that our student-athletes communicate and try to go the extra mile so that their professors are willing to work with them when traveling and competition schedules challenge their academic schedule. We are very blessed here in Phoenix Country with an awesome faculty and staff that unselfishly works with our student-athletes when challenges arise. Here is a brief picture of how we (athletics) expect our student-athletes to work with and communicate with our faculty and staff to try to avoid the unexpected.
Written by Sherri Arendt
The T&LC, Tutoring & Learning Center, is located on the lower level of the Cofrin Library, and is tucked away near the elevator entrance. To those of you who did not know, the original space was a designated hang-out and TV lounge for those of us who graced this campus in the 80’s. Thick purple shag carpet hug on the walls. This writer can recall walking over bodies to find an empty spot on the floor while balancing a plate of food to eat. It was a place to meet friends between classes while watching favorite soap operas. Continue reading
Written by Adolfo Garcia
This is part 2 of Adolfo Garcia’s discussion on mentoring. Click here to read part 1.
On cynical days I think students probably remember very little of what I teach them. I am rewarded though when I visit with families at graduation and parents say how impactful I was along the way.
Written by Adolfo Garcia
Recently I have thought a lot about first-generation students and what they need to succeed at UW-Green Bay. Mentoring plays a big part in student success. Continue reading
This semester, I have 4 teaching assistants—two for my American Government and Politics class and two for my Introduction to Public Policy class. As the classes have progressed, I’ve noticed my teaching assistants making interesting discoveries about teaching. Continue reading
Yesterday, the American Intercultural Center hosted a multicultural community round-table discussion at UW-Green Bay. We had several members of the local community come in and share their thoughts on how UW-Green Bay can become more of a presence in our minority community. Continue reading
Working together to provide accommodations for students with disabilities.
As I enter my 16th year as the Disability Services Coordinator, I see change in accommodations for students with disabilities. Continue reading
P. H. D.
Three little letters. On their own, they don’t look all that impressive. Once you learn a little about their significance, though, you find that those three little letters mean a great deal. A Ph.D. is the highest academic degree. As such, it takes years of intensive study to earn one. With an introduction like that, you might get the impression that I wrote this blog post to brag about the prestige of a Ph.D. That’s not at all what this is about, as you’ll see below. Continue reading
UWGB is ranked No. 26 in the Midwest for 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans. So it is not surprising that last week the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence held a workshop on “Veterans Reintegration from Combat to the Classroom.” It was packed full of highly valuable information that each faculty and staff should be aware of in supporting our veteran students on campus. Continue reading