Acting Chancellor Charles Robinson recently spoke with a group of incoming freshmen and gave them five tips to help them succeed at U of A.
“You’re going to have good days and not-so-good days. If you develop the ability to pace yourself and manage the good and the not-so-good, you’ll find that you can stay here and be successful until the very end,” Robinson said. to the group of students gathered in the classroom of the Multicultural Center. “Each and every one of you can graduate, and each and every one of you should graduate!”
Students are part of the Academic Enrichment Program (AEP), which is a student success program designed to enhance the college experience for first-generation, low-income, and other underrepresented students through advising, mentoring, development opportunities academic training and multiple learning experiences.
“It’s important that Dr. Robinson took the time to talk to these students and make a genuine connection with them. He gave them practical advice for college success while making sure they knew they belonged at U of A.” said CJ Mathis. , director of retention programs at the Multicultural Center. “These are the transformational moments that help students, especially new ones, understand that they have a place and a space at U of A.”
Here is a synopsis of Robinson’s five tips for student success:
Come to class and sit towards the front of the classroom. I looked for help. Seek support from faculty and staff. Don’t be embarrassed and do it early. Visit teachers in their offices. This shows them that you are a serious student. The net. Don’t settle for going to class and then home. Join an organization or start one. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep your balance and keep the rhythm.
This short talk with students was recorded and a video with the five tips is now available for the campus community to view and share.
“Dr. Robinson has some great advice for students that will help them graduate,” said Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications for Student Affairs, whose student group created the video. “We would love for everyone to share this video with their students and help put them on the path to success.”