Academic Skill Workshops

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The UCAE offers a wide variety of workshops on topics that strengthen students’ academic success.  These highly interactive workshops are led by staff and trained graduate students virtually, on-site, and across campus. You can click here for the workshop calendar. You are not required to pre-register for workshops and students will be admitted as they arrive until the workshop reaches capacity.

You should bring a student identification card to check in for in-person workshops. Late arrivals may not be admitted. Online workshops may require students to sign in with their NinerNet credentials. 

All Workshop topics can be covered in an Academic Consultation.

Email Frank Benefield at or call 704-687-7837 with questions.

Workshop Topics

#StudyHacks and Test Prep

Discover ways to improve your grades, while learning how to process course content effectively and prepare for testing.

Bounce Back from Setbacks

Discover tips to help get you refocused and stay motivated throughout the semester.

Communicating with your Professor

Learn to communicate more effectively with your professor and develop a relationship that promotes academic success, along with tips on how to be successful and establish your presence in a large class.

Conquering Procrastination

Discover the origins of procrastination and strategies you can employ to combat procrastination in your academic and personal lives.

Goal Setting

Identify short- and long-term goals, and create a specific, realistic, and well informed action plan for achieving them.

Mindset and Motivation

Explore Growth Mindset and motivation and discover how perception can influence development in academics and beyond

NinerFocus: ADHD and UNC Charlotte

Learn about the CEO of the brain, executive function abilities, how to engage and strengthen these abilities that are critical to academic success

Pain-Free Presenting

Discover how to create a dynamic presentation and how your audience that you are truly a SUPERSTAR!

Resource Rundown

Increase your awareness of campus resources that promote academic success and a stronger connection to Niner Nation.

Science of Learning

Learn how to effectively align how the brain naturally learns with the demands of the college classroom. Workshop adapted from the ‘New Science of Learning’ by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek.

Stress Less

Increase your awareness and perception of stress. Identify resources to minimize stressors and improve wellbeing.

Time Management

Learn to effectively organize your time and tasks so you can accomplish your goals.

Tips for Better Note-taking and Reading

Maximize your note-taking and reading skills to grasp the main concepts and ideas from lectures and textbooks.