Be sure to scroll down all the way to the bottom of this page to see all of the resources available to you. To assist you in mazimize your academic success, this page will be updated often with:
PRESENTATIONS, HANDOUTS, and WEBLINKS (currently includes links to ESC resources for Educational Planning, Writing Support, Math Support, Library Resources, and Career Planning)
PLEASE NOTE -- This page exists as a reference/archival site and won't be updated very often as we are using an ANGEL space for all current Northeast Center students. If you are a current Northeast Center student studying in Latham or any of the units, please go to www.esc.edu/ole and log in with your MyESC account and choose the community group space NEC Academic Support. If you don't see that option available to you, please feel free to contact me and I will add you to the group.
Here is the handout from the Orientation session I conduct each month at the Northeast Center: Maximizing Your Academic Success: Understanding How Academics “Works” at the Northeast Center of Empire State College.
Video Introduction - Provides you with a brief overview of the presentation itself and the options you have to view the presentation. The best way to open this video clip is to place your mouse over the icon below and do a right click and choose "Open in New Window". The file is large and might take a while to download. I appreciate your patience.
Here is an old version of the Northeast Center's Student Handbook. Starting in September2007, this handbook will be part of a datebook distributed to all current Northeast Center students. Please refer to the datebook as it will have the most recent information and contact information. This version is archived her as a reference and not as a final resource.
The handbook contains the following information:
File for you to Open or Print
- LOCATIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION
- NORTHEAST CENTER PERSONNEL
- FORUM EAST PERSONNEL
- WHO TO CONTACT
- KEY TERMS TO KNOW
- LIBRARY RESOURCES
- OTHER ESC RESOURCES
- MAXIMIZING YOUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
MODES OF LEARNING
WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH MENTORS
WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH ADJUNCTS
ACADEMIC SUPPORT @ the NORTHEAST CENTER
ONLINE CONTENT TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH SMARTHINKING
IMPORTANT EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE CONTACTS & DATES TO REMEMBER
- Does not provide narration nor annotation of the slides. This file was last updated - April 12, 2007
Voiceover Annotated Presentation
- coming soon.......
Here are a few important links for you to use within Empire State College:
AN OVERVIEW OF ONLINE SUPPORT @ ESC
- From MYESC go to the Library and Learning website - http://www.esc.edu/library
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING RESOURCES - http://empire1.esc.edu/coursesspecial/epresources.nsf/web
While originally designed for students in the Center for Distance Learning, the resources on this page are appropriate for all Empire State College students. Be sure to check with your mento to see if the information you utilize from this site is appropriate. The section Educational Planning Workshops
offer self-assessments, articles, sample course content and ideas for using these resources to explore different aspects related to adult learning and college education. Planning and Finalizing the Degree
provides information on creating an individualized degree plan and rationale essay. The Samples
section has actual student samples of degree programs, rationale essays and assessment committee responses.
Writing Resource Center - http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/WritingResourceCenter.nsf/homepageForm?OpenForm
This site provides access to electronic writing resources developed by Empire State College faculty for adult learners and faculty use.
Writer's Complex - http://www.esc.edu/writer
The Genesee Valley Center Writing Program - http://www1.esc.edu/personalfac/hshapiro/writing_program/index.html
S.M.A.R.T. - Science, Math, Analysis, Reasoning, & Technology - This web site is designed specifically for adult learners with an interest in math and science. The site starts with the practical and moves to the theory when it is needed. http://www.esc.edu/smart/default.htm
This site includes the following links:
- Online Mathematics - The purpose of the Online Mathematics Library is to provide Empire State College faculty and students with high quality web-based resources for supplementary use in reviewing math concepts, terminology, and applications that support college level studies requiring calculations, problem solving and quantitative analysis. http://www.esc.edu/ESConline/Across_ESC/mathresources.nsf/searchform?OpenForm
- Featured Courses Empire State College is developing 16 online courses in mathematics and science specifically for adult learners. These courses feature multi-media and interactive content that will engage students in problem-based learning relevant to their lives and work.
- Student Resources We've created and identified learning resources of particular interest to adult students and lifelong learners.
- Educator Resources We know that making use of Internet-based educational resources requires support. We've picked the best educational tools and resources, and we'll tell you everything you need to know to use those resources in your classroom or online course.
- Bit Literate It's a digital world. To succeed today you need computing skills that go beyond lists of steps to follow. This series of “Bit Literate Guides” will help you gather the technical skills and knowledge you need to be productive and successful both as a student and in your daily life.
- Math Resources - 3 separate links to a list of math resources - there is some overlap between the two sites http://www.esc.edu/esconline/aos/smatarea.nsf/wholeshortlinks2/Math+Resources?opendocument
- Main LIbrary Site - http://www.esc.edu/library
Find Information Quick Start Tutorial - This one page tutorial provides information about how to identify a topic, find keywords to search for information related to your topic, find articles and books related to your topic, and how to document your information sources.
All Research Databases - This page links you to all of the research databases ESC subscribes to based on type of publication (journals, newspapers, books, reference, images) or subject. It also provides you with a short description of the purpose and types of information found in each database.
DEFINITELY a site you should bookmark!
Citation and Bibliography Guides and Style Manuals - Learn how to document and format your research paper using MLA, APA, etc.
- How to Do Academic Research - Information Literacy - http://www.esc.edu/infolit
Module 1: Introduction to Information Literacy
Module 2: Designing a Research Project
Module 3: Locating Background Information
Module 4: Locating Books in Libraries
Module 5: Using Online Database Services
Module 6: Exploring Empire State College's Research Databases
Module 7: Researching on the Internet
Module 8: Evaluating, Documenting and Organizing Resources
CAREER PLANNING RESOURCES -
This site includes links to the following:
Self-assesment tools, job searching resources, negotiation skills, career resources, career searching, interviewing techniques, advice on getting your next job, and an index to career resources.