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Project Success

Your First-Year Learning Community Experience


Project Success links you with subject areas, Peer Coaches, faculty from multiple courses, service learning, and advisors into a single community of learners for the purposes of developing academic skills and increasing persistence through to graduation.

WHAT IS A LEARNING COMMUNITY?

Learning Communities are small groups of students, faculty, and advisors who work closely together creating a “community of learners.” You have the opportunity to quickly make friends, and develop close relationships with other Parkside students, faculty, staff, and advisors.

WHAT IS PROJECT SUCCESS?

The Project Success Learning Community is offered during your first year, and you enroll as a cohort. A cohort is a group of new first-year students working together through the same academic curriculum.

Courses are team-planned and some are team-taught. Instructors are chosen specifically for their expertise in building strong learning communities. Extended time with instructors is included with math and English classes to enrich the teaching and learning environment.

WHAT CAN I GAIN FROM PROJECT SUCCESS?

  • Prime-time classes 
  • A support network with professional advisors
  • Extended time with class instructors
  • A student learning commons
  • Assigned Peer Coaches
  • Connections among courses and perspectives

WHAT CAN I EXPECT THE PROGRAM TO BE LIKE?


The Learning Community is organized along the following pathway based on your placement test scores:

Fall Semester Courses

Building Foundations of Excellence Theme

  • Fundamentals of English
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Introduction to Sociology (General Education Course)
  • First Year Seminar
  • Other courses of your choice to complete a full-time schedule

Spring Semester Courses

Exploring New Opportunities Theme

  • Career Development Course
  • Other courses of your choice to complete a full-time schedule

Structured year-to-year Student Support Services TRIO Learning Community experiences are also included to help you succeed through to graduation.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING?

That's great! You may qualify for the Project Success Learning Community if the following statements are true for you.
 

  1. Be an enrolled degree-seeking new first-year student at UW-Parkside with the intent of graduating from UW-Parkside
  2. Be eligible for and accepted in the Student Support Services TRIO program
  3. Complete math and English placement tests.
  4. Meet with an Student Support Services TRIO advisor prior to your registration
  5. Make a commitment to put in the time and energy needed to ensure your success

Selections are based on eligibility and spaces are limited, so we recommend that you get in touch soon!

To schedule an appointment, log in to Navigate, call 262-595-2726, or stop by Student Support Services located in WYLL D173.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Juan Mata

“Through the TRIO program, I took the first-year college success seminar, and I discovered ways to become a better learner by staying focused and avoiding procrastination.” 

Juan Mata

D.Par

“SSS TRIO prepared me to be successful in classes, and to assume leadership roles on campus. They also helped me develop professionally by connecting me  with career resources and internships. TRIO Advisors are always there for me when I need help.”

Dawt Par

A.Murry

“SSS TRIO is like a home away from home. The TRIO Advisors’ priority is to get you through to graduation. SSS helped with my time management. They also helped me with budgeting and completing my financial aid application.”

Antoine Murry

B Mohamed

“With the help of my TRIO advisor, I was able to choose a major that was right for me. SSS has been a big part of my life.”

Barwaqo Mohamed

Learning communities are associated with:

Improved student grades (Tinto, 1997)

Increased quality of instruction (Boylan, 2002)

Dramatic increases in student persistence (McCabe and Day, 1998)

Increased student interaction with faculty, sense of community (Brownell & Swaner, 2010), and skill development for future academic success (Lichtenstein, 2005) 

Respect for diverse talents and diverse ways of learning (Kuh, Schuh, Whitt & Associates, 2015)

Student Support Services

262-595-2726
sss@uwp.edu

Wyllie Hall, Library L2 (T207)
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lots A, B

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