Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops @ Southern and Dobson

Fall 2019 workshop schedule Aug-Oct.pdf

LOCATION: Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608
(Next to the Testing Center - Enter through the Compliance Door)

Date Time Location Topic
8/21 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Note Taking/Study Skills
8/22 1:30 pm -2:30 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Note Taking/Study Skills
8/28 12:00 pm -1:00 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Time Management
8/29 1:30 pm-2:30 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Time Management
9/16 12:00 pm-1:00 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Career Exploration/Choosing a Major
9/17 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Library- LB 245 Career Exploration/Choosing a Major
10/9 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Financial Literacy
10/10 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Thunderbird Think Tank-Building 38, Room 608 Financial Literacy


Foundations for Student Success is responsible for providing student success strategy instruction to all students enrolled in developmental education courses with the goal of increasing student retention and successful completion of these courses. Instruction is provided in various formats, which include: classroom presentations, student workshops, and individual student appointments.

Semester Workshop Series (S&D/RM)

Each semester a workshop series is offered to students on topics such as the following: Identifying your Learning Style; Time Management; Overcoming Procrastination; Developing A Positive Mindset; Test Anxiety and Testing Taking Strategies; Improving Your Memory; Developing A Peer Study Group; Choosing A Major; University Transfer Success; and Acing Your Finals. For more information on workshops, please email stefen.mercado@mesacc.edu @ Southern and Dobson, or, bianca.altamirano@mesacc.edu @ Red Mountain.

Classroom Presentations

In addition to the ongoing workshops, Faculty/Instructors are encouraged to request the presentation of the Student Success Workshop topics during regular scheduled class time. For availability and scheduling please email stefen.mercado@mesacc.edu or pandi.bromley@mesacc.edu at the Southern and Dobson campus, or contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly at the Red Mountain Campus, bianca.altamirano@mesacc.edu.

One-on-One Support

Students needing additional support following a Student Success Workshop or Classroom Presentation may request a one-on-one appointment with the Student Success Coordinator.

Student Success Workshops @ Red Mountain Campus

The Red Mountain campus will hold public workshops for students to engage in learning how to succeed in college with the below listed workshop offerings. For any instructors who would like additional topics taught in their course sessions, please contact the learning facilitator via email to make arrangements.

Public workshops are offered every other Monday and Wednesday, starting September 9th in Desert Willow, room 226. The only change will be on October 21st for the Public Speaking workshop, to be held in S280.

RDM_Public Workshop Schedule_Fall 2019.pdf

For more information, contact the Learning Facilitator: Bianca Altamirano Kelly, bianca.altamirano@mesacc.edu

Date Time Location Topic
9/9 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Time Management and Avoiding Procrastination
9/11 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Time Management and Avoiding Procrastination
9/23 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Managing Stress and Anxiety
9/25 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Managing Stress and Anxiety
10/7 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Building Relationships and Communicating w/Faculty
10/9 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Building Relationships and Communicating w/Faculty
10/21 11:30am-12:30pm Saguaro building, Room 280 Public Speaking
10/23 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Public Speaking
11/4 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Growth Mindset
11/6 12:30pm-1:30pm Desert Willow building, Room 226 Growth Mindset