What's Happening With US
• May 2017 Commencement
May 2017 Commencement and Commissioning is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 11 - 13. Visit graduation.tamu.edu for information on ceremonies, line formation, cap and gown, guest information, applying for graduation and more. Congratulations May 2017 graduates!
• Dr. Tim Scott Named Assistant Provost
Undergraduate Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy P. Scott to the position of assistant provost effective 1January 2017. Dr. Scott will oversee development, implementation, and coordination of processes for awarding competency-based academic credit, pathways to degree completion, and opportunities for alternate academic credentials. He will also provide support to colleges and academic support units to facilitate access and inclusivity.
Dr. Scott is professor of biology and science education policy and currently serves as associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Science at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on teaching and learning in science and student success. Dr. Scott is co-director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Texas A&M. Much of his work focuses efforts on national and state science standards and policy as it relates to STEM teacher certification, professional development and student achievement in science and mathematics. In 2001, he founded the university's aggieTEACH program, which was developed to address the shortage of teachers in the high need areas of mathematics and science.
• StudyHUB is live!
StudyHUB, sponsored and maintained by the Academic Success Center, is a mobile-friendly site where students on the Texas A&M College station campus will find academic support resources through a centralized, searchable database. They can search by location (for example, the Academic Success Center), by class, by subject, and by type of help (for example, tutoring or helpdesk). Check it out at http://studyhub.tamu.edu/.
• ASC Workshop Aids Students in Managing Stress and College Life
As a part of the Academic Success Center’s ongoing effort to offer academic advice to students, they hosted a workshop on Wednesday to teach students strategies in stress management and cognitive skills to cope with stress.
The “My Heart is Racing and my Mind is Blank” workshop was a sample of the Academic Performance Program, which is focused on combining academic, performance and training students on the academic and mental skills that they need to be successful. APP covers everything from motivation, confidence, consistency and attitude. This pilot version of APP was started the 2016 fall semester by scholastic performance specialist Omar Figueroa.