Faculty & Staff Resources

Classroom Presentations

Do you feel your whole class could benefit from information on Learning Styles, Time Management, Motivation, or Overcoming Test Anxiety? Then invite the Completion Center staff into your classroom for a presentation on one of these or other related topics.- *Please note that Classroom Presentations are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. However, Student Lingo, our Online Success Seminars are available for all students.

Student Lingo is an online resource with study skill workshops, provided for all NCTC students. Success seminars are provided on the following topics:

●  Academic and Career Exploration
●  Reading and Writing Strategies
●  Learning to Learn
●  Personal Management
●  Tips for Online Learning
●  General Success Strategies 

Student Engagement Tool-Kit

This is a resource for faculty and staff that includes student success and student engagement activities, information resources, structured intervention, and evidence–based instructional strategies to increase student success.

  • Tool-Kit resources include: note-taking and reading comprehension skills, test-taking and study strategies, and the use of learning style and learning strategies.
  • The Tool-Kit shows how to incorporate these elements into the current course content with specific assignments, assessments, and learner-centered teaching strategies (i.e. Flipped Classroom and Peer-Instruction methods).
  • Structured support elements include: academic advising model, course sequencing, and educational planning

Demonstration videos include a time-management classroom activity, an in-depth advising session, and the development of a student’s educational portfolio.

Test-Taking Strategies

Test-Taking Strategies shows skills and strategies that can be utilized to increase students’ test scores and overall course success. This tool demonstrates learned student success strategies including theories and practices, focuses on test-taking strategies, and reducing test anxiety. Specific lessons and activities can be embedded into course content to improve student success.

Downloadable Tools

 Test-taking survey and self-evaluation

 Test-taking tip sheet and assignment

Note-Taking Strategies

Effective note-taking strategies will be demonstrated to show the importance of organization, comprehension, and retention of course material. Specific activities and lessons can be embedded into course content to improve success.

Downloadable Presentations

 Note-Taking Tips: Interactive Activity

 Note-Taking Skills Assignment

Learning Styles & Strategies

Learning Style Strategies propose that learning style identification and assessment will be achieved through identifying the student’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences.

Downloadable Presentations & Activities

 Learning Style Inventory

 Personality Assessment

 Motivation Presentation & Activity

Integrated Course Design

Participants of this interactive toolkit will be able to effectively embed contextual skills into a gateway or core curriculum course to improve student engagement and overall student success. Techniques and application are provided for hands-on activities, and specific teaching strategies that can be adjusted to fit most core curriculum courses. Short module videos, created by faculty, address integrated course design, and teaching strategies that can enhance student engagement and learning, along with embedding key academic behaviors and contextual skills.