eCampus Academic Advisor for Current Students
Want to improve your online learning experience?
TIPS & TRICKS
Being a successful online learner takes skills! Fortunately you can build those skills. Check out these tips or book an appointment for a personal coaching session.
Plan like a pro with Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely (SMART) goals. You’re far more likely to stick with a plan if your goals are relevant, short-term and very clearly defined. “Study more” is not a smart goal. “Study Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 6-8 p.m.” is better. “Study Chemistry and Art on Tuesday, Math and World Lit on Thursday, and Chemistry and Math again on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the library” is even better.
Failure is not who you are and is not a predictor of your future success. People are hard-wired to learn from their mistakes (think about a baby learning to walk). So go ahead and be courageous! You have the strength to overcome setbacks, and you have help from UAF eCampus when you need it.
There are so many under-utilized resources for students at UAF, but mind-readers is not one of them. We care about your success but may not know when you need help. Reach out to someone you trust as SOON as you need help. When in doubt, you can contact UAF eCampus Student Services and we’ll figure out the best person or resource to assist you!
Who You Gonna Call?
UAF eCampus Student Services, right? But seriously, knowing who is in your corner, someone(s) who can help you stay accountable and on track, is particularly crucial for students taking online courses. It can be a fellow classmate, coach, partner, parent, etc. Your academic advisor can also help. Either way, I urge you to find someone who can check in with you every week or so to help you stay motivated!
Mx. Brighton moved to Fairbanks in 2000 to attend UAF where they completed a Psychology BA and Master of Education in Counseling. Although they consider Alaska home now, Brighton can frequently be found traveling to pursue post-graduate studies in dance/movement therapy and presenting at conferences for student service professionals. In 2021 they were one of 20 presenters selected internationally to give a pre-conference workshop at the Annual NACADA conference. Outside of work, they stay busy with various performing arts troupes as well as teaching sociology and dance classes.