Faculty, before you consider canceling a class, please contact us. The Learning Center and its partners can help!
Being pulled away for any reason – to attend a conference or host a symposium – is always a challenge. Consider these alternatives to allow your students to practice their skills while you step away for a day.
We find that sessions are most successful when students are made aware of a schedule change ahead of time.
The best situations have these workshops incorporated into the syllabus on the first day of class, especially for known absences.
We have a higher likelihood of fulfilling your request if we receive it at least two weeks in advance. We will, however, always try to accommodate your request.
The following sessions are provided by the Learning Center or the designated partner listed, with special package considerations included when necessary. Click on the presentation title for an expanded description.
Package options and descriptions are listed below. Once you have selected an option, please submit a request form.
Presented by the LEARNING CENTER:
- Read Smarter, Not Longer
Reading textbooks is more challenging than it needs to be and many of our students try to avoid it as much as possible. In this 50- or 80-minute workshop, students bring their textbooks and we bring the tips to help them navigate the process.
- Learning How You Learn
This 50- or 80-minute workshop allows students to explore their learning styles. Armed with this information, they will learn how they can make the most out of their class and study time.
- Peer-to-Peer Study Hour
This 50- to 80-minutes offering will allow one of our trained tutors or SI leaders to come to your class and facilitate peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Students come with their own work. We send a tutor. Course availability may vary so check with us and we will let you know if we have someone available.
- Critical Thinking Skills
In this 50- or 80-minute presentation, students learn methods for reflective reasoning through analyzing and synthesizing information in order to establish well-reasoned conclusions. These skills build creative problem-solving that students can apply to projects, presentations, and papers.
- Graduate School: The Guide to Getting In
This 50- or 80-minute workshop is intended to help students get ready to navigate the graduate school application process. Topics covered includes exams, securing letters of recommendation, personal statements, and finding funding. This workshop will be conducted in a computer lab reserved by the Learning Center.
- GRE Overview
This 50- or 80-minute workshop introduces students to the GRE: determining if they need to take it, registering, studying , and test-day strategies. A review of the types of questions and real examples will be covered, and students will be introduced to resources they can use to prepare for the exam.
- Build Your Own
Want something a little more specific? Create your own package based on any of the following: General Study Skills, Time Management, Note Taking Skills, Test Taking Skills, Online Class Strategies and Presentation Skills.
Presented by the UNT LIBRARIES:
- Basic Library Instruction
This 50-minute session will introduce students to the basics of library resources and services. It will also include a tour of Willis Library and an introduction to the library catalog and electronic resources. This is recommended for freshman and sophomore students. **This must be held at a UNT Library location**
- Subject Specific Library Instruction
This 50- or 80-minute workshop will invite the subject librarian assigned to your department to instruct your students on library resources that can be used for your class assignments. This session will include a hands-on instruction using library databases and research tips and tricks. This is recommended for upper-level classes. **It is preferred that this be held at a UNT Library location**
- Finding Funding
The university subscribes to several resources that students can use to find funding for educational expenses, professional development, and research projects. In this 50- or 80-minute session, students will become familiar with databases that contain funding opportunities. **This will be a hands-on workshop if the class meets in a computer lab or can meet in the Willis Library**
- Organizing Your References with RefWorks
In this 50- or 80-minute session, students will learn the basic functions of the online reference manager, RefWorks. They will learn how to set up a free account, gather references from databases, organize them in folders, and produce bibliographies in the citation style of their choice. **This will be a hands-on workshop, if the class meets in a computer lab or can meet in the Willis Library.**
- Introduction to Scholarly Communication
This 50- or 80-minute workshop provides an overview of scholarly communication issues, including scholarly writing, editing & publishing, peer review, access & preservation, and current trends in scholarly production. This workshop is ideal for graduate students or upper-level courses with research or publication projects.
Presented by the OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
- Cultural Humility: Seeing Ourselves to See Others
This 80 minute workshop introduces the concept of cultural humility and self-reflection in order to encourage participants to consider how their own perspectives and experiences affect their interaction with others. This session will guide participants through an exploration of their own identity-based personal dimensions and how they influence us..
- Passing Perspectives
This 50-minute workshop uses a “Diversity Thumball” to initiate conversation about difference and our own personal perspectives. Catch the ball and if your thumb lands on questions such as “what makes you different,” “in what ways is your world diverse,” or “share a situation when you were in the minority,” you can give and receive perspectives about things you likely never even thought about. The experience will help you learn more about yourself, your peers, and how diversity enriches us.
Presented by the UNT POLICE DEPARTMENT:
- Alcohol Awareness
Minor or adult? Alcohol choices affect us all. In this 50-minute workshop, a representative from the UNT Police Department talks about the hazards of alcohol abuse and the consequences of violating State code.
- Mutually Cooperative Police Contacts
In this 50-minute workshop, learn what to expect when contacted by the police in a traffic or pedestrian stop. Topics discussed include understanding your civil rights, how to determine if you have been legally detained, and when to initiate contact.
- Campus and Personal Safety
In this 50 or 80-minute workshop, learn strategies and habits that will help keep you safe on and off-campus.
- Emergency Readiness
In this 80-minute workshop, learn how to think, prepare, and act in weather-related and medical emergencies or an active shooter scenario. Campus Carry is also discussed.
- Property Theft (with a Side of Engraving)
In this 50- or 80-minute workshop, learn how to protect your property and what to do if it happens to you. The 80-minute options allows time for engraving certain student possessions, like bike locks.
Presented by the CAREER CENTER:
- Hire Me!
In this 80-minute workshop, topics from both, "Are You a Great Catch" and "Tell Me About Yourself" workshops will be presented.
- Did You Choose the Right Major?
This 50-minute workshop will discuss the benefits of starting career planning early and how the skills gained in certain majors can be applied to career goals. Ultimately, it will help students determine their confidence with their major selection or guide them in an exploration process of other options.
- Are You a Great Catch?
In this 50-minute workshop students will learn tips on how to succinctly, intelligently and strategically develop their written advertisement. This resume workshop will help students develop a document which shows a complete stranger their character, competency and experience while also enticing the recruiter to take the next step – the invitation for an interview!
- Tell Me About Yourself
This 50-minute workshop will help students with navigating the interview process. Students will learn the purpose of the interview, what to expect, how to prepare, how to respond to frequently asked questions and other strategies for acing the interview.
Presented by the STUDENT MONEY MANAGEMENT CENTER:
* For writing skills-focused workshops and presentations, please contact the Writing Center at 940-565-2563 to arrange your request.