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Navigating Northwestern Academics

An event series for undergrads

Navigating Northwestern Academics is a series of casual, interactive forums designed to help undergraduates find their best footing in negotiating the sometimes-rocky path toward their academic goals. These events may be especially useful for first-year students, but all Northwestern undergrads are welcome. 

Winter 2024 Sessions

Demystifying the Role of Faculty: Creating a Connection with your Professors

  • Thursday, January 18th, 5:30-7pmFlyer with date, time and images of panelists

Hear from FGLI faculty and students on how to navigate relationships with faculty and create meaningful connections. Participants will have a chance to talk with panelists, so bring your questions! Dinner provided.

Faculty & Staff Panelists:

  • Neal Blair, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Myrna Garcia, Associate Professor of Instruction, Latina and Latino Studies
  • Christine McCary, Asst Dean of Academic Advising, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of Instruction, Department of Molecular Biosciences.

Register Here by 1/14

Managing Your Course Reading and Writing Load: Tricks of the Trade from Northwestern Experts

  • Tuesday, February 16th, 5-6:30pm Flyer with date and time and images of panelists

Join ASLA to hear from faculty and experienced students about critical strategies for success in reading- and writing-intensive courses. Join us and learn about the study strategies, in-class practices, and other habits that can help you stay on track in demanding courses that require substantial reading and writing.

Faculty & Staff Panelists: 

  • Elizabeth Lenaghan, Director and Associate Professor of Instruction, Cook Family Writing Program; Assistant Director, The Writing Place
  • Joanna Grisinger, Associate Professor of Instruction; Director of Legal Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies; Center for Legal Studies
  • Robert Ward, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Weinberg College Advisor, Cook Family Writing Program & African American Studies Department

Register Here by 2/2

Watch for additional offerings!

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