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Guided Academic Planning Program (GAPP)

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The Guided Academic Program Planning (GAPP) is a peer assisted program designed to support all TRSM students on probation. The program provides them with the opportunity to reflect on their skills, habits, and behaviours that led to a poor academic standing. GAPP aims to equip students with tools to improve their learning skills, develop concrete and attainable goals to boost their academic performance, and connect them to campus supports to  increase their level of autonomy as learners.

Although GAPP is required for all TRSM students on probation, there are different program requirements according to the student's GPA.

How Can I Sign Up?

To participate in the program, students are required to attend one (1) GAPP Learning Seminar. Sign up via Eventbrite, external link, opens in new windowPlease bring your laptop to the seminar.

GAPP has limited capacity; early registration is recommended.

GAPP will help you understand your barriers from past semesters, and assist you in creating realistic academic and personal development goals, tracking your progress, and inspiring your continued learning.

By participating in GAPP you will sharpen your academic skills by learning how to use study strategies and connecting with different campus supports to help you move towards a clear academic standing and improve your autonomy as a learner.

GAPP is designed to help you build habits conducive for success in five core areas of academic engagement:

  1. Goal setting and motivation
  2. Time management and organization
  3. Self-regulation and resiliency
  4. Keeping on top of your readings and assignments
  5. Test-taking skills
GPA: 1.35 or lower GPA: 1.36 or higher

STEP 1: Meet a professional staff for a small group reflection meeting (two professional staff facilitating groups of five students). PAC appointments to be booked at the end of this meeting. These meetings will take place between January 27 and February 4, 2020.

STEP 1: Attend a minimum of two (2) Peer Academic Coaching appointment by March 13, 2020. This session may be in person or via Google hangouts.

STEP 2: Attend a minimum of two (2) Peer Academic Coaching appointments during the term. These sessions may be in person or online, via Google Hangouts.

 

  • Session 1: by February 14, 2020
  • Session 2: by April 3, 2020

 

STEP 2: Attend a minimum of three Train to Learn (T2L) workshops during the term, and submit corresponding quizzes via D2L by April 3, 2020. Two sessions (Time & Task Management and Final Exam Prep) are required, and an additional session is the participant’s choice. Students may choose from:

  1. Time and Task Management* (Required)
  2. Note-taking and Mind-mapping
  3. Writing for University Success
  4. Tests and Memory
  5. Preparing for Final Exams* (Required)

STEP 3: Attend a minimum of three Train to Learn (T2L) workshops during the term, and submit corresponding quizzes via D2L by April 3, 2020. Two sessions (Time & Task Management and Final Exam Prep) are required, and an additional session is the participant’s choice. Students may choose from:

  1. Time and Task Management* (Required)
  2. Note-taking and Mind-mapping
  3. Writing for University Success
  4. Tests and Memory
  5. Preparing for Final Exams* (Required)

STEP 3: Submit certificate of academic engagement via D2L by April 3, 2020.

STEP 4: Submit certificate of academic engagement via D2L by April 3, 2020.