Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) are facilitated, semester-length study group sessions. AEW offerings are also known on campus and in MESA as Group Study Sessions. AEW offerings work in concert with drop-in tutoring, but differ in that a study group has an established set of participants that meet at a regularly scheduled time in the MESA Center. AEW workshops are led by advance-standing MESA tutors. AEWs emphasize group interaction, communication, and content mastery. Each 90-minute AEW session is focused around a course-specific homework discussion questions initiated by the AEW participants.
AEW offerings are coordinated by MESA during the first four weeks of each semester. Students are welcome to come to an AEW session to see firsthand how the session is conducted. Come prepared to sign-in on a session attendance roster, as AEW offerings are only available to registered SRJC students. AEW participation requires a sincere commitment to master the content material for a course, to prepare for each AEW session, to respect those in the study group, and to work in a collaborative manner.*
For more information about AEWs visit the MESA Center. AEW offerings vary by semester and student demand. Fall 2013 Group Study Sessions begin September 16 and schedules are available in our center or by download: Fall 2013 Tentative Group Study Schedule.
* In accordance with annual guidelines provided by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, fully eligible enrolled MESA students may be eligible to earn a stipend for participating in an AEW offering. For details, contact the MESA Community College Coordinator by visiting the MESA Center. See the “Contact” page. [Note: For academic year 2012-2013, stipends will not be available to AEW participants.]