Innovative College Skills Workshops:
Higher Education Expert Unveils the Hidden Keys to College Success
“So I’ve taken AP classes, have an awesome GPA and excellent test scores. I’m fully prepared for college!” Not so fast…
Dr. Kent Cubbage, known affectionately as “Dr. C” to his students, presents a college experience workshop designed to teach indispensible skills that don’t show up on a high school transcript. While your grades, test scores and activities may look good on your college applications, have you and your family considered the following?
- What are the “do’s and don’ts” when interacting with a professor or teaching assistant? Inappropriate or unprofessional communication in these situations can send the wrong message and create major problems.
- How do I choose or change a major, sign up for classes and work with an academic adviser? Dropping or taking unnecessary courses can mean thousands of dollars down the drain and countless hours of wasted time.
- What are the differences between traditional, hybrid, online, and flipped courses? A student lacking success strategies for the different types of modern course formats can dig a huge hole early in a semester that can be difficult to climb out of.
- How do I get the most out of campus services? The number of support services has mushroomed in recent years on just about every college campus. Knowing how to use them is critical. After all, you’re paying for them!
Dr. Cubbage covers these topics and many, many more in his workshop “So you think you’re ready for college? Strategies for avoiding wasted time, resources and money for first-time and returning college students.” Dr. Cubbage holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at four colleges and universities. He has also worked in industry.
His engaging mix of insight, experience and humor is a hit with students and parents alike. Dr. Cubbage’s workshop is a must for anybody headed to college!
Leadership and Management Training
All businesses, governments and schools have a hierarchy of leadership. However, very few who find themselves in management have had any prior training or development as leaders. Being on staff and being accountable for staff are two radically different experiences. People can find themselves in charge of a few or several hundred people overnight. This inexperience in leadership and knowledge gap about how to handle diverse supervisees can lead to huge problems. Money, customers, students or valued employees can be lost as a result. Don’t let this happen. Dr. Cubbage can greatly improve your managers’ skills in his workshop: “I Just Made it Into Management…Now What? Success Strategies for First-Time Leaders.”
There is plenty of leadership and management training out there. However, most leadership and management training is from 30,000 feet – long on inspirational platitudes and quotes but short on practical knowledge that can be used in everyday management situations. Dr. Cubbage gives even the most experienced leaders tips that can be used immediately in his seminar: “Leadership at Ground Level: Incredibly Useful Management Tips and Tricks For Everyday.”
Academic Faculty and Staff Professional Development
Colleges and universities are relying on adjunct faculty in record numbers. At many institutions over half of all classes are taught by part-time instructors. That means they can account for over fifty percent of classroom contact with your students. Yet they are given little mentoring, resources and professional development, and often feel detached from the rest of the institution. Dr. Cubbage provides the answers in his session: “Investing in Learners by Investing in Adjunct Faculty! A Seminar for Part-time Instructors and Their Leaders.”
Secondary and higher education faculty are the epitome of busy, and the ultimate multi-taskers. Grading, office hours, research, advisees, etc. make every day an adventure, but also make every day packed with responsibilities. These duties leave precious little time for the main responsibility: classroom time and classroom preparation. Faculty rarely has a chance to meet with each other outside of quick chats in the hall or occasional faculty senate meetings. But your faculty improves the most in the classroom by learning from each other. Dr. Cubbage facilitates faculty classroom excellence in his seminar: “Faculty Learning From the Experts…Themselves: Letting Faculty Share Ideas for Instruction and Classroom Management.”
Dr. Cubbage also provides humorous and insightful keynote addresses for your convention, corporate retreat, or event. Schedule him today!