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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.

SUBMITTING YOUR CERTIFICATE OF ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT

Completed Components

Once you have completed all components of the Guided Academic Planning Program, please visit the Academic Success: Train to Learn Effectively D2L organization. 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to get signatures from your virtual appointments and workshops for your Certificate of Academic Engagement found on page 8 of your GAPP workbook at this time. However, you still need to record the session date and time, the facilitator’s name (if possible), and write “online session” under the signature field. 

To submit the Certificate, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to my.ryerson portal and click on Online Courses and Organizations
  2. Click on the D2L organization called Academic Success: Train to Learn Effectively (it has a birds-eye-view photo of people sitting around a round table)
  3. Go to the "Assessment" drop-down menu
  4. Choose “Assignments”
  5. Click on Winter 2020 GAPP certificate of academic engagement and upload your picture or scanned file

Please make sure to upload either a scanned copy or a legible photo of your Certificate of Academic Engagement (page 8 of your GAPP workbook).

For additional questions regarding these submissions please email trsm.academicsuccess@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

 

Missing Components

If at this point you are missing any of the GAPP components (T2L workshops, PAC appointments, Small Group Reflection Meetings), please submit your Certificate of Academic Engagement as is and follow the steps from point 1 (completed components). GAPP is not meant as a punitive measure, but as a tool to help students on probation to achieve clear academic standing.

If you are missing signatures from past in-person sessions, please write “forgot book” under the signature field, and we will find the session in our records.

For additional questions regarding these submissions please email trsm.academicsuccess@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

 

COMPLETING T2L QUIZZES VIA D2L

Online quizzes are a requirement ONLY for those who attended virtual T2L Workshops (March 18, onward), as this is our means to confirm your attendance. Please follow these steps:

  1. Go to my.ryerson portal and click on Online Courses and Organizations
  2. Click on the D2L organization called Academic Success: Train to Learn Effectively (it has a birds-eye-view photo of people sitting around a round table)
  3. Go to the "Assessment" drop-down menu
  4. Choose "Quizzes"
  5. Find the quizzes you need to answer

Please note all relevant details in your GAPP workbook (page 8), and write that this was an "online workshop" in the signature line.

Note: If you log into D2L and still can’t find the indicated assignment drop box/quizzes, you may have chosen the probation session shell, which is a different D2L organization. Make sure you click on the Academic Success: Train to Learn Effectively organization shell.

For additional questions regarding these submissions please email trsm.academicsuccess@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

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.