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Parents and the Midterm Ask – How Are Grades?

One of the biggest differences between the high school and university academic environments is how students’ grades are tracked. In our digitally connected world, parents are accustomed to being able to log into the school’s system [...]

The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

Parents who send their children off to college often have a checklist of topics to discuss to prepare them for the upcoming semester. There are talks about alcohol and drugs, talks about relationships and safe sex, [...]

Assistive Technology Solutions

Assistive Technology Solutions

With assistive technology advancements, the student with a learning disability has many more options to assist with academics. Keeping up to date with these new technologies can be a full time job for parents and students. [...]

#44 – Parent Stress and Adolescent DNA Change

#44 – Parent Stress and Adolescent DNA Change

Please click to listen to the WFIT Minute: Track #44 Parental Stress and Adolescent DNA Change Based on Research by Marilyn J. Essex, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute written by Kyle Piecora, B.S. Parents worry about giving [...]

Eight Tips for Parents of University Students

Sometimes, parents have just as difficult of a time in the first-year transition as do their students! Here are eight tips for parents to help them (and their first-year university students) during the shift from high [...]

FERPA – What Parents and Students Should Know

FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal law that dictates what information university faculty and staff may share about a student. When a student is under the age of eighteen, parents have [...]

#9 – Praise…general traits or specific behaviors?

#9 – Praise…general traits or specific behaviors?

Please click here to listen to the WFIT Minute: Track 9 – Parent Praise Based on Research by Carolyn Dweck, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute written by Juanita N. Baker, Ph.D. Psychology Science Minute brought to you [...]

The University Parent – Part 3

The University Parent – Part 3

During the academic year, the Academic Support Center staff has the privilege of meeting parents of prospective students during on-campus events. From campus tours to department showcases, these events are attended by parents and students to [...]

The University Parent – Part 2

The University Parent – Part 2

Around the third or fourth week of the semester, most students encounter the first exam in their courses. Although many university level courses have a midterm/final model of assessment with some quizzes in between, several of [...]

The University Parent – Part 1

The semester has started, and you have found yourself faced with a wealth of texts and social networking posts from your university student. “It’s too difficult!” “I can’t ask for help!” “My instructors hate me!” “There’s [...]