SyLinda Menafee, Coordinator of Retention and Student Success
815-825-2086, ext. 2352
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Kishwaukee College's Coordinator of Retention and Student Success will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to develop, implement, adn evaluate policies and procedures that are related to student success. The Coordinator will also promote relevant retention-focused programs and initiatives that enhance student success at Kishwaukee College.
What We Do
Student Success Workshops:
The Student Success Committee is passionate about your success! Student Success workshops are free, interactive, and open to all students. Students who recieve 4 punches on their Success Ticket by May 1, 2014 will be entered into a special raffle. Here are our Spring 2014 Workshops:
Degree Portfolio/Graduation Application promotion (Student Success Committee)
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device Workshop/Demonstration (11:30-2pm Student Lounge) Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and more! Bring your device and learn how to maximize the free tools and educational apps to make your life easier at this hands-on workshop. Facilitator: Rebecca Hodson
Career Panel (1-2:30pm Student Lounge) We have invited representatives from five different industries to share on this interactive career panel.Facilitators: Kristine Adzovic and Michelle Allen
LinkedIn Workshop (11-12:30 in C-1121) Join us for this interactive workshop about how to develop and utilize a LinkedIn profile.
February 18 11:30-12:30 C1121
Talking STEM: Student Success Story (Discussion) Lynnaun Johnson, PhD candidate at Northwestern will share the obstacles he faced on his path to education, and tips and tools to inspire others on their own unique paths.
Tuesday, February 4 – 12:30-1:30pm, C1118 and Wednesday, March 5 – 1:00-2:00pm C1118
Make Your Own Infographics (Workshop)Make boring information fun! Impress your students! Bring data or information to this workshop and we will make infographics using free online tools. Choose one or attend both.
March 24 12:30-1:30 C1121
Finish Strong: Making it with Math in the 2nd Half! Join Lori Jones (math instructor) as she shares practical strategies for dealing with math anxiety, using your learning style, and finishing the semester strong!
Wednesday, April 2 – 11:00-12:00pm A1225
Talking STEM: Enhancing Creativity and Improving Your Ability to Innovate: Core skills for STEM Students. Presentation by Bruce Litchfield, Professor and Assistant Dean -Undergraduate Programs, College of Engineering University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
KC Peer Mentoring Program
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Visit "Succeed at Kish" in MyKC for more information or email: email@example.com.
Faculty/Staff/Administration: Become a Student Success Coach!
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The Student Success Coach program is designed to foster employee relationships with the student body. If you are a KC employee (faculty, staff, or administration), you can join the movement! One hour of your semester could impact a a student's life. For details, visit the "Succeed at Kish" page in MyKC, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Success Resources
Kishwaukee College offers many free programs and services to help students achieve success. Here are a few of the resources that will be available to you:
Learning Skills Center: Free tutoring, Writing Center, Testing Services, Computer Lab
Library: Reference Librarians (24/7!), Reserved Textbooks, Career Corner, Interlibrary Loan
Counseling Center: Academic Planning, Career Exploration, Personal Adjustment
Career Center: Work Study, Resume Help, Community Jobs and Resources
Student Activities: Join a club or organization, develop leadership skills, and meet new people!
Access, Equity, and Diversity : This office offers a variety of programs, services, and campus resources.
Student Success Courses: CSD 100: The College Experience, ENG 111: Study Skills, CSD 101: Career Planning, LIB 100: Information and Literacy Research, AGT 100: Orientation to Agricultural Careers