Saturday Nov. 7, 2009
Is your student still feeling lonely or isolated?
Is their academic performance being affected by their social or personal concerns?
Are you worried that their level of stress seems too high?
Is your student
struggling or asking you for help you don’t feel able to
Are you looking for
Most students will adapt to the new circumstances at Queen’s, but some will have a slower or more drawn-out adjustment. This fall, a workshop will be offered to parents and guardians who have concerns about the transition process. It is timed to enable you to evaluate the ease or distress your student may be experiencing as they adjust to Queen’s: they will have been at Queen’s for several weeks, you may have seen your student at Thanksgiving, and they will be beginning midterm exams. Based on your sense of how your student is adjusting, you may wish to take advantage of this unique workshop opportunity.
The workshop will aim to address your specific concerns, and enable you to network with other parents having similar experiences and interact with Queen’s staff and faculty who work with first year students.
Presenters will include Dr. Mike Condra, Director of Health, Counselling and Disabilities Services, Professor Jonathan Rose of the Dept. of Political Studies, professional counselling staff, and student volunteers from the Learning Strategies Development program.
This one-day event will provide:
“The university experience is an
exciting and hopeful one, but also a very difficult one. We want to
build capacity among parents and families to support their student’s
academic and personal journey.”
10:45-11:15 Who are Queen’s
by Linda Williams, Program Coordinator, Learning Strategies Development
-typical student development
-assessing your student’s needs
of Successful University Students
-Academic Success, by Dr. Jonathan Rose, Dept. of Political Studies
-Emotional Intelligence, by Elspeth Christie, Outreach Coordinator, Learning Strategies Development
1:00-2:40 Managing Transition
-facilitated by Learning Strategies Development and Counselling staff
-information on various Queen’s resources, by Barbara Fretz, Learning Strategies Development counsellor
-group discussion of case studies based on issues provided by participants
3:00-3:30 Enhancing Communication
by Dr. Mike Condra, Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services
-supporting your student from a distance
-distinguishing minor vs major disruptions
-encouraging students’ use of resources
3:30-4:10 The Student’s Voice
-facilitated by Liz Racine, Coordinator of Peer Mentor Program
-panel of upper year students sharing their experience with difficult transitions
4:10-4:30 Questions, Feedback
Target audience: parents or guardians who would like to learn more about the process of adjustment to university
Workshop goals: to build the knowledge, skills and confidence in parents to enable them to support their students, or make appropriate referrals to campus resources.
Workshop Format: an interactive mix of presentations, discussions, and activities involving faculty, senior students, counsellors and Learning Strategies Development staff.
Date and Time: 10:00 – 4:30pm, Saturday Nov. 7, 2009.
Location: Ban Righ Hall, lower level, Queen’s University (Bader Lane at University Ave). Parking is free on any surface parking lot on campus, from Friday 5 p.m. until Monday 8 a.m.
Cost: $105.00 including tax, lunch and refreshments. A limited number of seats are available at reduced cost. Any proceeds will be used to develop the content and improve the accessibility of the Learning Strategies web resources.
Registration period: Sept. 28 – Oct.23, 2009. Enrollment is limited.
How to register: You may register by mail or on-line. Notification of receipt of payment will confirm your registration. Complete the Registration Form on the back of the published brochure, or download the Registration Form on this site.
Payment options: by credit card, or cheque or money order made payable to:“Queen’s University”.
Cancellation policy: Cancellations received by Oct. 22 are eligible for refund minus $50.00 for administration costs.
Participant Input Requested: Please describe the transition issues that are concerning you or your student, and their year and area of study. Include them with your registration, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel accommodation: information is available on the For Parents web site tab on the Queen’s homepage, under Resources – City of Kingston.
For more information, please contact:
Linda Williams, MA Psychol.
Program Coordinator, Learning Strategies Development
phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 74549