Academic Success


Fall 2016 Programming

Hippocampus Success Seminar

A free 4-week program designed to orient new Bluejays to the academic rigor and expectations of the Creighton classroom… this is a brand new ball game!

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EDGE Advantage

A weekly seminar for students with ADHD. Learn tips and tricks for managing the transition from high school to college!

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Academic Success Professionals

Joe Ecklund, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Success

Randi Bibins-Clark, LCSW

Assistant Director of Academic Success

Sarah Shaner, M.A.

Academic Success Coach

Where are we?

Academic Success is located in the EDGE office in the Reinert Alumni Library Building, lower level.

Main Phone: 402-280-5566


Academic Success Workshops
Noticing trends with students this semester? Procrastination? Ineffective study strategies? Lack of time management skills?
Sounds like a job for the Creighton EDGE Academic Success Team! We offer several workshops designed to address the most common academic success challenges students face. Workshops are available upon request by students, faculty, or staff.

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Academic Success Services

Academic Coaching

Just like athletes need coaches to reach the next level, students become smarter, stronger, and more successful with coaching.

An Academic Success coach will help you develop a personalized plan to ensure your success at Creighton.

Reach out if you are looking for help with any area of your academic pursuit including time management, study habits, motivation, and test anxiety. You may meet with a coach for a single check-in appointment or arrange for a regular meeting time – it’s all up to you – but we will cater a program to meet your needs.

Meet with an Academic Coach

CreightonConnect provides easy online scheduling with an academic coach. Here’s how:

Not sure who you want to meet with?

  1. Click MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COACH below
  2. Click Access CreightonConnect and log in with your NetID@creighton.edu and Blue Password
  3. Click the SERVICES tab, then select Academic Coaching|Creighton EDGE
  4. Click Schedule an Appointment next to the little calendar icon
  5. Click on the dates in bold to see available times
  6. Click the green plus sign next to the time that fits your schedule
  7. Enter the required info and click Schedule

Know who you want to meet with?

  1. Click MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COACH below
  2. Click Access CreightonConnect and log in with your NetID@creighton.edu and Blue Password
  3. Click the SERVICES tab, then select Academic Coaching|Creighton EDGE
  4. Scroll down to find your academic coach under Service Members and click Schedule an Appointment
  5. Use the calendar options to view available appointments
  6. Click on a time that fits your schedule
  7. Enter the required info and click Submit

Meet with an Academic Coach


To discuss ADHD/potential ADHD or test anxiety, please schedule with Randi Bibins-Clark

For an online appointment, please schedule with Sarah Shaner



Tutoring

Academic Success provides free peer tutoring in a wide variety of courses and formats, all designed to help you be successful in the classroom. Our friendly and knowledgeable peer tutors will help you master the concepts covered in your classes. Visit us. We can help!

BIO, CHM, and MTH tutors are available every Sun-Thrs from 6-9pm – no appointment required!

MTH 205 and MTH 231 Specialists attend class and offer targeted assistance during drop-in.

Drop-In Schedule

2 study sessions/week targeted specifically to students in your class.

Click your course below to view date, time, and location!

CHM 203

BIO 201 BIO 317

BIO 362 BIO 449

Supplemental lessons designed to enrich what you’re learning in class.

Click your course below to view date, time, and location!

BMS 111 MIC 141

NUR 341 ACC 201

1:1 tutoring is available in over 50 subjects.

Every Creighton student is eligible for 1 hour of tutoring/subject/week, up to 3 hours.

Schedule an appointment in about 30 seconds – just click below!

Schedule an Appointment

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Need help with a speech? Visit the Communication Center!  Learn More


Need help with a paper? Visit the Creighton Writing Center.  Learn More


Want to be a Tutor? Now accepting tutor applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Learn More

If you have questions about tutoring, email us.


Academic Success Learning Outcomes

Academic Strategy Courses

  1. Students will experience an increase in academic hope and motivation
    • EDGE 130 students will be able to identify their motivation for pursuing a college degree at Creighton.
    • EDGE 130 students will participate in 6 group counseling sessions.

  2. Students will identify academic strategies best suited to their individual needs
    • Students will be exposed to and have opportunities to practice a variety of academic strategies.

  3. Students will develop the skills necessary for effective communication with faculty
    • Students will understand the value of developing relationships with faculty

Tutoring Program

  1. Tutors will develop the skills and competencies necessary to be an effective tutor
    • Tutors will participate in training.
    • Tutors will demonstrate expertise in their content area.