Graduate Student Success Center

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Welcome to the Graduate Student Success Center at Adams State University 

Our goal is to ensure your academic success as a graduate student at ASU, whether your program is online, face-to-face (F2F) or a combination. We offer a variety of online and F2F services to our graduate students including

  • Graduate Student Orientation
  • Dedicated work space and meeting space at East Campus 
  • Laptops for checkout
  1. The laptop checkout policy in place allows for laptops to be checked out of the Graduate Student Success Center for up to a semester at a time. For more information, please call or email us at 719-587-8410 or gssc@adams.edu
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Workshops
  1. Academic Writing/APA
  2. Blackboard/Technology Proficiency
  3. Library Research/Information Literacy
  4. Research Integrity
  5. Quantitative Reasoning
  6. Qualitative Reasoning
  • Soft Skill Workshops
  1. Grant Writing Basics
  2. Mindfulness Meditation
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

We look forward to working with you during your time as a Graduate Grizzly!

Academic Workshops

We offer a variety of academic workshops to assist you in your academic success. These are listed below along with a description of each. To sign up, click the link below.

  • Academic Writing/APA—this workshop is designed to assist students with academic writing such as components of a research paper, critical thinking/analysis, structuring a persuasive argument, synthesizing information, grammar/syntax/clarity, and APA citation.
  • Blackboard/Technology Proficiency—this workshop is designed to train students to more efficiently and effectively use the Blackboard online class platform including collaborate, Skype, etc.
  • Library Research/Information Literacy—this workshop provides students an introduction to the Nielsen Library including a description of library resources, effective searches in databases, writing effective literature reviews, citations, etc.
  • Research Integrity—this workshop is an overview of academic misconduct—what it is and how to avoid it, human subjects protection, research ethics and the responsible conduct of researchers (RCR).
  • Quantitative Reasoning—this workshop provides an overview of statistics and higher mathematics, quantitative data interpretation/analysis including different types of statistical software processes, and the application of statistical data.
  • Qualitative Reasoning—this workshop provides an overview of focus group and individual interviewing techniques, survey design, and qualitative data interpretation and analysis.

To Enroll:

  1.  Login to your student account at (http://adams.edu/onestop/)
  2. Click on Student Services, Add/Drop Classes and select the Fall Semester 2018
  3. Enter the CRNs from the list below that correspond to the workshops you would like to take.
  4. Submit Changes. Your workshops will become available in Blackboard in a short time, usually a couple of hours.

The CRNs for Fall 2018 semester are as follows:

13917 APA Writing Workshop

13918 Blackboard/Technology Proficiency

13919 Library Research & Information Literacy

13920 Qualitative Reasoning

13921 Quantitative Reasoning

13922 Research Integrity

 Soft Skill Workshops

The Graduate Student Success Center also offers soft skill workshops that are free of charge. The two workshops offered are Grant Writing Basics and Mindfulness Meditation.

Grant Writing Basics is a course that can be a great resume builder, and also a head start in careers involving grant writing. The goal of this 6-part online workshop is to provide an introduction to grant writing including an overview of grant search resources, common proposal components, and tips for successful proposal development. The intent of each module is to deepen the student’s familiarity and understanding of the grant writing process.

Mindfulness Meditation has the student in mind. Balancing courses, work, and other commitments during graduate school can be overwhelming. This opportunity allows the student to de-stress and refocus on what’s important. Mindfulness exercises are incorporated to allow for appreciation and peace in being aware of the present.

If you are interested in registering for either of these unique and informational workshops, please use the link below.


 

Apply for a Scholarship

As part of the Title V PPOHA grant, current graduate students may apply for a $100 per workshop scholarship. To be eligible, students must:

1. Hold a bachelor's degree and be currently enrolled as a graduate student.  

2. Complete any of the Academic Workshops offered by the Graduate Student Success Center, either face-to-face or online. After completion of each workshop, students must fill out the Workshop Evaluation.

3. Be Hispanic and/or low-income (150% of the poverty guidelines) as defined by the federal government.

    4. Complete the current academic year FAFSA to determine income eligibility.

    5. Note: Soft skill workshops are not eligible for the Title V PPOHA grant scholarship.

    6. Note: If the student was conditionally admitted there is a 3 credit hour minimum as well as a 3.0 GPA. 

    7. Upon completion of the workshop(s), fill out the online 

    Apply for a Graduate Assistantship  

    The Graduate Student Success Center offers two types of Graduate Assistantships: Program Assistantship and Title V Assistantship.

    In order to apply for an assistantship, a graduate student must:

    a. Hold a bachelor's degree and must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours during Assistantship status, including summer.

    b. Students must be Hispanic and/or low income (150% of the poverty threshold). 

    c. These positions require that the student will need to be present on the Adams State University campus to fulfill their positional duties.  

    c. Students must submit a FAFSA for income eligibility determination.

    d. Download, complete, and submit the application with appropriate documentation and signatures to the Director of Graduate Studies.

    e. Application deadlines are April 30 unless otherwise stated, for the following academic year. When a vacancy occurs during the academic year, a Call for Applications (CFA) will be issued.

    f. If selected for an assistantship, contracts will be issued on a per semester basis.

    g. Applications for the fall 2018 assistantships are open. The deadline is July 31. 

    h. These positions require that the student will need to be present on the Adams State University campus to fulfill their positional duties. 

    Academic Program Assistantships

    a. Pay $2,500/semester for 10 hours per week (150 hours/semester total).

    b. Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship with an academic program must be approved by the program coordinator.

    c. Please review the full list of requirements on the Application:

    Title V Assistantships

    a. Pay $4,500/semester for 19 hours per week (285 hours/semester total).

    b. Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship with Title V must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies.

    c. Please review the full list of requirements on the Application:

    d. Applications for the fall 2018 assistantships are open. The deadline is July 31. 

    e.  These positions require that the student will need to be present on the Adams State University campus to fulfill their positional duties.