Advising & Starfish & CircleIn Studying Resource

Starfish puts students at the center of a college-wide communication network, where faculty, advisors and staff can work together to empower students to achieve their academic, career, and life goals.

Starfish makes it easy for instructors to identify students who could most benefit from personalized interventions by advisors and their support staff. Through student-centered communication and collaboration, the College community partners toward promoting student academic engagement, learning, overall well-being, and students’ educational success.

For additional information about Starfish, including features that are most relevant to instructors, click here.

New Studying Resource: CircleIn

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SUNY New Paltz has made CircleIn, a virtual studying app/website, available to you and your classmates. You can easily hop on a video call with classmates, create study groups, and share helpful content. Earn points and rewards, just for helping and collaborating with your classmates

To get started on your computer, phone, or other device, Download the App or visit the App’s Desktop Version. Search SUNY New Paltz, enter your school log-in credentials, and select “Authorize” to get started.

Want to learn more? Visit the Student Informational Website.

See presentation by Jessica Delaney from Center for Student Success:

CircleIn Leverage peers

Mark Rober on “Tricking Your Brain into Learning More”

What’s the right way to frame the learning process so you don’t concern yourself with failure?

Those who don’t see failure in a negative light saw more success and learned more.

Those penalized for failure (-5 points) ultimately 52% successful

Those not penalized for failure on an assignment/task ultimately  68% successful

Virtual Keynote Dr. Tyrone Howard: Why Equity Matters! 

A follow-up to Dr. Howard’s keynote at the 2019 NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising’s National Conference in Louisville, KY.

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and
Information Studies at UCLA. Dr. Howard is also the inaugural director of the new UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, a campus wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching and learning.