The Bay de Noc Community College Academic Support Team is holding its biannual Night Against Procrastination (N.A.P.) from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursday, December 1st
in the Student Success Center portion of the HUB building on Escanaba’s campus. Coffee, healthy snacks, and academic resources will be available for students while they practice the art of combatting procrastination.
Tutors, study group facilitators, SI leaders, and other Academic Support staff will be on hand throughout N.A.P., volunteering their support and offering guidance to students before mid-terms. Through this event, students have the opportunity to work on projects and assignments ahead of end-of-semester deadlines, work alongside and build connections with other like-minded students, learn tips and practices for combatting procrastination, discuss triumphs and challenges faced in their academics, and receive feedback on drafts and assignments from academic support staff.
In addition to having academic support staff available, students are encouraged to practice yoga throughout the evening to keep their mind and body limber, and “Brain food” is provided to give students an extra healthful boost while working on their academics. This year, the Academic Support Department is also offering a Student Trivia Night in which six-person teams of any combination of students, faculty, and staff compete against each other’s trivia prowess from 6-8 p.m. The Academic Support Department is excited to offer the HUB, the brand new student-centered location, for students to use during NAP for the first time, which has several spaces available to organize study groups, enjoy snacks, or concentrate in a quieter place.
The event Lange Nacht der Aufgeschobene Hausarbeiten
(“Long Night Against Delayed Chores”) was first held at the European University Viadrina, Germany in 2010 as a way of supporting students academically “until the sunrise.” Word of this idea spread and now “Long Night Against Procrastination” events are organized across the world among several European and North American universities. The Academic Support Department joined this international tradition and hosted their first Night Against Procrastination in February of 2013 to great success and hopes to continue this tradition every semester with increased student interest and success.
“Procrastination, time management issues, and the lack of personal support systems are some of the biggest roadblocks to academic success that I see among college students. By giving our Bay students an evening in which they’ll have a safe place to study, get help, and feel supported, we can hopefully start to break down some of those barriers and promote academic confidence in our students,” says TRiO Writing and General Education Specialist, Erica Mead.
The Academic Support Department, consisting of staff and peer educators from the HUB; Supplemental Instruction; Office of Accessibility, TRIO, and the Student Success Center on at Bay West campuses have worked towards making academic support opportunities at Bay College a more cohesive and comprehensive effort. Providing events such as Student Trivia Night and N.A.P. communicates that effort, sends the students a strong message that Bay College staff cares about student success, and increases awareness about the academic support services available at the college.
All Bay College students and faculty are encouraged to attend this event. For more information about N.A.P., please visit the N.A.P. event page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1646149475677868/
), contact Erica Mead at (906) 217-4133 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or for Student Trivia Night questions, contact Heidi Charon (email@example.com
) or stop by the SSC desk in the HUB.