Learning Centers Workshops and Programs

Workshops for Students

Programs for Students

Instructional Skills Presentations for Faculty

Workshops for Students

Free 50-minute workshops on a variety of topics are offered throughout the semester according to the schedule below. You will notice that certain weeks in the semester are designated for instructional support for general skills such as calculator use, Power Point presentations, and research paper citations.

Workshops are held in the Marvin Library Learning Commons. These schedules are subject to change. If you have any questions call (518) 629-7230.

Spring 2019 Workshop Schedules

NOTE: Schedules are generally posted at the beginning of each month.

Programs for Students

Self-Paced Math Review
This course is the perfect solution for the student who needs to prepare for a High School Equivalency (HSE) or college placement test or who plans to enroll in a college algebra or trigonometry course but feels a little rusty or unprepared.

This non-credit, interactive computer video course allows students to review arithmetic and algebra skills needed for success in basic college math courses.

Students will meet with a Learning Assistance Center Education Specialist to establish a study plan. Students will then work independently and at their own pace, progressing through multi-media lessons, taking practice tests, and generating a record of their progress.
Cost: $25
Registration Information

Criminal Justice Jump Start
The Criminal Justice Jump Start program is designed to help Criminal Investigation, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Forensic Science and Public Administration majors develop a foundation for college success. The three-day workshop series offers activities which focus on study techniques, academic planning, self-advocacy skills, and building peer relationships. You will also get the opportunity to meet members of the Criminal Justice faculty. Academic Coaches and Criminal Justice faculty facilitate the discussions.

Why you should attend:

  • Meet with staff and instructors from the department
  • Meet other incoming freshmen students
  • Meet current students who are in the program and students who have graduated from the program
  • Build your communications and self-advocacy skills
  • Learn about study techniques and academic planning
  • Start to build a plan of attack for the semester
  • Connecting to the college and laying a foundation for success are two of the most important components involved in being successful at Hudson Valley and beyond.

Aug. 27 - 29, 2019
Tuesday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Meeting Room 1

Cost: $10
Registration Information

For more information about the Criminal Justice Jump Start program, call Andrew Roberts at (518) 629-7260 or email a.roberts@hvcc.edu.

Midterm Check
The Midterm Check is an online survey that provides students with feedback on their learning styles based on their responses to 42 statements. Results are generated on the computer screen as soon as the student completes the survey, providing guidance to academic support services on campus. Students also may print the results to review later or share with their advisor. The purpose of the survey is to help students explore their learning styles and maximize their opportunities for academic success. To take the Midterm Check, login here.

Study Groups
Learning Center professionals encourage students to form study groups. Introductory workshops are available for study group members and study group leaders. A study group leader is recruited from a specific course section when a group of students in that same class seeks help. Study group leaders are hired by the Learning Centers, trained as Peer Tutors, and paid for helping their classmates. Study groups may reserve space to meet in many areas within the Marvin Library Learning Commons building during the week and on Saturdays.

Instructional Skills Presentations for Faculty

The Learning Center professionals work with faculty to develop skills specific presentations for their classes to support and/or enhance course content.

Targeted Presentation: Learning Center professionals offer workshops to teach specific learning skills, study skills or computer skills based on the classroom instructor's specific needs. A timeline for delivery is mutually determined to introduce students to a concept, function, or strategy before a class project or activity is assigned. Participation verification forms are available to easily track students’ attendance.

Customized Presentation: Learning Center professionals are available to work with classroom faculty to embed skills instruction within course content. A Learning Center Education Specialist works with a classroom instructor to plan and co-present a workshop session based on specific content. The lesson plan stays with the classroom instructor for use in future semesters.

To arrange for a customized or targeted presentation contact the Learning Centers at (518) 629-7230.