Academic Success Resources (ACAD)

Invest In Your Academic Skills

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ACADEMIC (ACAD) Courses for Student Success focus on the most important skills and resources to help you be a better college student.

Register by visiting my.BoiseState to access your Student Center and search courses by the subject Academic.

ACAD 101: ACADEMIC SUCCESS TOPICS

These special topic courses focus on the development of academic skills, attitudes, and habits necessary for college success. Selected topics may include the transition to university life for specific groups of students (such as veterans, athletes, international students, high-school students, and non-traditional students), exploration of campus resources and opportunities, time management, and basic study skills. Courses (but not topics) may be repeated for up to five total credits.

ACAD 102 : ACADEMIC RECOVERY AND SUCCESS

Most students experience academic setbacks at some point. This three-credit course helps students make satisfactory academic progress in their current courses by examining the behaviors, habits, and mindset associated with academic success. Students will focus on goal setting, motivation, academic skill building, and time management skills needed to achieve their educational and personal goals.

ACAD 106: LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS AND BEYOND

This one-credit, pass/fail, online class is offered in the 1st 7-week session and focuses on increasing students’ comfort and proficiency with practical research skills and critical evaluation of information that will help them succeed at Boise State University and beyond. At the end of the course, students will know how to develop a research question, locate and evaluate information in a variety of types, and understand the basics of information ethics.

ACAD 107: PREPARING FOR ONLINE LEARNING

This one-credit, online class is offered in the 1st and 2nd 7-week session and is designed to help students acquire the skills and knowledge in the areas of computer/Internet literacy, technology management, online communications, organization, and time management necessary for success in online classes.

ACAD 108: CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING

This two-credit, online class helps students plan and prepare for the life they want after college. Students will learn how to choose a career path that balances interests, abilities, and values with realities of the job market. Explore majors, identify steps required to become employable, and build job search skills necessary to achieve goals.