CSAS compiles attendance reports and provides them to each Professor registered in the Incentive Program after the deadline to participate passes. If your course appears on this list, then (unless otherwise stated by your Professor) you simply need to attend the Workshops and your Professor will receive an attendance report from CSAS outlining your participation.
If you have completed 5 CSAS Skill Development Workshops, you can add a ‘Skills for Academic Success Certificate’ to their Co-Curricular record. This is optional, and is unrelated to the Incentive Program. We validate CCR submissions in April. Here is a really helpful step by step guide from the SEO website:
How to Add Positions to Your CCR:
Login to your Carleton Central account. Please click on the “mySuccess Portal” link under the Student Support Services tab.
After clicking on “mySuccess,” read the privacy statement and press the “Continue” button.
Once on the main mySuccess website, click on the Co-Curricular Record tab located on the left-side panel.
Click on the “My Co-Curricular Record To: Add, Validate or View” button.
Click on the “Add a Position to my Record” button located on the top of the web page.
Choose the volunteer position you were involved with, under the Activity Quick Look-Up box OR choose the category, organization and department that best correlates to your activity.
Your activity’s profile will appear. Choose from the set of Learning Achievement statements that best illustrate the learning you have achieved from your experience.
Once the learning achievement statements have been chosen, click the “Update to Record” button. The program validator will confirm your participation, and your activity will automatically appear on your record.
The number of workshops you will have to complete for the term will depend on the number of classes you are taking that are registered in the Incentive Program and the topics that each professor requires you to attend. There may be an instance where two or more classes require a few of the same workshop topics to be completed. In these cases you will only have to attend that workshop topic once in the term to fulfill the requirement for those classes.
The workshops that you may be required to take for the Incentive Program could depend on the workshops that the professor has specified. If you’ve already taken a workshop in a previous term and are required to take the same workshop in the current term, then you will have to re-take it. In order to receive credit for a current class, the workshops have to be completed in the current term. However, the workshops have been updated for the new academic year and include different material that may serve as a refresher or will provide you with new, helpful tips and strategies to improve your academic skills.
We ask that you please bring your student ID card with you to each workshop you attend. In addition, it would be advantageous to bring a smart devices (cellphone, laptop or tablet), and paper to take notes in the workshop. You may hear some helpful tips and learn something new that you would probably want to write down.
CSAS has created themed workshop ‘clusters’. These clusters organize workshop topics into themes, as a way for students and professor to identify which sets of workshops would promote different learning and studying skill development. Each cluster is designed to improve specific skill sets and enhance academic performance.
To see the complete workshop schedule please login to Carleton Central and click on the Centre For Student Academic Support link to access mySuccess. From there, simply click on the Workshop/Event link, then on the link titled CSAS Workshops. You can also find the daily workshops schedule at the Centre for Student Academic Success on the 4th floor of the Library.
Since each professor tailors the Incentive Program to fit their class, the way that marks are allocated and the number of workshops students should attend varies from class to class. You may want to listen carefully to announcements in class, check for this information on your course syllabus, or email your professor directly and ask. In addition, the instructor may assign specific workshop topics that need to be completed in order to receive the credit.
You can find out by checking your course syllabus. Usually the professor will include the program information and instructions for students to follow. CSAS also keeps an up to date list of courses that are registered with the Incentive Program on our website here. If you can’t find information on whether your courses is involved with the Incentive Program, you could ask the instructor if they are or will be participating in the program.