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Tips, Tools and Takes on Academics

(sponsored by the Office of Academic Engagement)

September 27, 2020

Bonus: Why Your Vote Matters!

With all that’s going on in the world, we wanted to highlight the importance of voting and making a change. Our special guest is Dr. Khadijah Miller, a professor of interdisciplinary studies and a senior faculty fellow for the Honors College. This episode identifies why you should vote  and the impact it has on the world. 

September 27, 2020

Fall Ahead: Five Week Check in – Faculty Perspective

Last week (in episode 18), we checked in with students to see how they are doing five weeks into the fall 2020 semester, and we received a lot of feedback. For this episode, as we the fifth week ends, we checked in with a faculty member's perspective on how to keep up the great work or improve your learning experience (and grades) for the remainder of the semester. Our special guest for this episode is Dr. Khadijah Miller, a professor of in the department of History & Interdisciplinary Studies, a senior faculty fellow for the Honors College and a former department chair. Dr. Miller shares her take on the tips and tools for this time of the academic year.

NOTE: Special thanks to Dr. Miller for being our guest on the six month anniversary of the podcast!  

September 20, 2020

Fall Ahead: Five Week Check In

It's week five of the fall 2020 academic semester here at Norfolk State University. In previous semester, the Student Success center would host a fifth week grade celebration in the Nursing and General Education building to draw attention to students' progress. With physical distancing being the new normal, events and programs are different. So, we decided to complement their focus with one of our own. For this week’s episode, we reached out to students on social media to check in or see how they are doing. The first three students to respond to us were Za’Chary Jackson, Jamie McCullar and Jennifer Wiggins. This week's episode features them and our tips and tools related to their experience. To be part of this episode, send us your videos and check ins all week. You can DM us on social media, use nextup.studentsuccess at gmail.com or use the Contact Us page on the website. We will post a video compilation to the podcast's YouTube site on Sunday, September 27, 2020. We look forward to hearing from you.  

September 13, 2020

Fall Ahead: Feeling Overwhelmed?

Emotions, such as what we might feel when we are overwhelmed, typically define who we are and can influence the outcome of different experiences. There are over 27 different kinds of feelings and as complex humans, we are able to experience more than one at a time. Being overwhelmed happens to everyone at some point in time. With the current circumstances students are facing, many are experiencing being overwhelmed and are not sure how to face it. This episode features Dr. Melody Williams, a current professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Norfolk State University. Dr. Mel shares her experience with feeling overwhelmed, how she handles it and advice for students when they are facing  struggles. Tune in for some peace of mind.