Student Success Seminar

Seminars meet Mondays at 5:30-6:20pm

A requirement of all Charleston Bridge participants is the completion of a Charleston Bridge Student Success Seminar (CBSSS). The fifty-minute seminar is lead by an instructor and a peer mentor and focuses on getting to know the campus, understanding program requirements, using technology, becoming familiar with academic best practices, accessing campus resources and preparing for the next semester. To successfully complete this requirement, students must earn a minimum of 10 of the 14 available seminar points. 

Points are earned by attending each seminar, completing weekly assignments and responding to discussion threads in OAKS - the College of Charleston's learning management system, and submitting assignments to the OAKS drop box. Points can be viewed in the OAKS grade book. OAKS can be accessed by logging into MyCharleston.

Students attend seven mandatory seminar meetings (August-October) on Mondays from 5:30pm-6:20pm. The seminar delivery method and/or classroom location is shared with students prior to the first seminar meeting. Instructors and the Charleston Bridge peer mentors have available office hours to meet with students.

Check your CofC email for messages from your seminar instructor regarding course delivery (online or face to face) and meeting requests. Your Peer Mentor will also communicate with you weekly using your CofC email.

Weekly Assignments are due by 11:59p EST on Sunday. This includes discussion posts and drop box submissions in OAKS. OAKS is access through MyCharleston. 

Students must earn a minimum of 70% (10 of 14 points) of the seminar point total to complete this program requirement. Points are earned by attending the seminar and completing assignments. 

Seminar Assignments:

An online component of the seminar includes documents related to each seminar module, discussion threads, grade book, assignment instructions, and an assignment drop box in OAKS. These can be accessed by logging into the MyCharleston student portal and accessing OAKS by clicking on the acorn icon in the upper right corner of the page. Students will be directed to an OAKS page called My Courses. Click on the course link for the Charleston Bridge Student Success Seminar indicated as CBSSS. 

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