Connect Your Students to Academic Counseling
January 27, 2020
Academic counseling is a service provided by the Academic Resource Center to all Webster University students across the worldwide Webster University community.
It involves individual one-on-one sessions for students who would like to develop better organizational and learning strategies.
The sessions can include one-time events or ongoing academic counseling and mentoring services.
Academic counseling provides many services to students, such as:
- Guidance in improving academic skills
- Guidance in improving time management and stress management
- Help adjusting to college life
- Personalized academic success plans
- Referrals to University resources
- Support to improve their GPAs
- Support to recover from academic probation
Students may meet with an Academic Counselor at any time and as regularly as they would like when:
- They feel they are “not doing well” in their course(s)
- They want to improve their academic skills
- They are missing class, falling behind on assignments, or struggling with assignments and/or courses
- They feel stressed and/or under academic pressure
- They want to improve their time management skills
- They are placed on academic probation
Additionally, you and your students may be interested in academic success workshops, which are available to classes and student groups and are short, informative sessions on academic success strategies presented by an Academic Counselor on various topics, such as:
- Adjusting to change in college
- Creating a healthy balance
- Managing time in stressful situations
- Resisting procrastination
- Understanding academic expectations
Presentations may be requested by employees and students online by visiting the ARC website.
Academic Success workshops
Additionally, several academic success workshops have been scheduled for Spring 2020. Below are the dates and times of these workshops. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes and will be help both in-person and via WebEx.
To find more information on each workshop, their locations and the links to the WebEx page, click each title below:
- Tuesday, Feb. 4, 12 or 4:30 p.m. - Don’t Put this Workshop Off Until Tomorrow: Time Management - presented by Lisa Hempen
- Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:40 p.m. - Creating Balance - presented by Cherie Wyatt
- Thursday, Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m. - Using Stress as a Motivator - presented by Corey Hawkins
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - Using Advising to Help with Your Success - presented by Craig Skinner
- Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12 p.m. - Test Taking Strategies and Tips - presented by Carolyn Brown
- Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12 p.m. - First Steps to a Great Paper - presented by Kristin Cobos
- Thursday, Feb. 20, 3 p.m. - 10 Career Development Hacks to Help You Succeed - presented by John Link
See the latest upcoming Academic Resource Center events here.
Scheduling an appointment
Students can schedule an academic counseling appointment with Lisa Hempen, Student Success Coordinator, through the Student Success Portal by going to their My Success Network section, searching for "Hempen," and selecting Lisa’s name. Then click on the Schedule Appointment button and follow the prompts.
Students can also contact Lisa Hempen for an academic counseling appointment directly, and employees can also reach out directly with any questions as well. She can be reached via email or by calling 314-246-8284.