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CAS offers support to students in the area of critical skills through free drop-in workshops as well as a 1/2-unit course. Students may attend as many workshops as they wish on a drop-in basis, or they may earn credit by signing up for the Critical Skills for College Success course and fulfilling specific course requirements (see details below). The workshops and the course make a significant difference for many students in terms of their ability to succeed academically.
To find more information about workshops and to view this semester's workshop schedules, please go to CAS Workshops.
The SYLLABUS for the Critical Skills for College Success 1/2-unit course is available here online for all students registered in the course for the current semester.
How do I earn 1/2 unit?
Critical Skills for College Success (EDUC 10, 110, or 210) is a ½-unit course offered by CAS. This course provides individualized support aimed at increasing student success in a linked class. This course is pass/no pass, open-entry, open-exit, and may be added with an add card up until the 9th week of the semester with CAS faculty approval. Requirements include 3 conferences with CAS faculty, attendance at 8 selected Critical Skills Workshops, and the successful completion of homework assignments. Interested students should speak directly with CAS faculty before adding the course.
What are Critical Skills Workshops?
Critical Skills Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester. All workshops are 50 minutes long and cover a large variety of popular topics for students in the general areas of study skills, writing skills, computer skills, math skills, college survival skills, and a special series on On Course student success topics.
How do I get a workshop schedule?
The Main Campus Workshop Schedule and the Chico Center Workshop Schedule can be found online at CAS Workshops. Sometime during the second week of each semester, the schedules are also available as handouts at the CAS front desk on main campus and at the Center for Academic Success (CHC 230) at the Chico Center.
Where do the workshops take place?
Workshops are held inside CAS (on the main floor of the Learning Resource Center building) on main campus and in the CHC classrooms listed on the Chico Center schedule.
How do I attend a workshop?
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome at these workshops. No pre-registration is necessary. On main campus, simply check in at the CAS front desk about 5-10 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin. At the Chico Center, go directly to the classroom and you will be checked in as you enter. Please arrive on time, as no one is allowed to enter once the workshop begins. In addition, the workshops fill up towards the end of the semester, so please plan ahead.