Seminar Series | It’s Ok to Ask for Help: Supporting Academic Help-Seeking Behaviors of Engineering Students

Bolz Hall Room 128 or Zoom
United States


 The way engineering students make sense of and address academic challenges influences their success as a student. With many of the students being labeled as “high-ability,” it is assumed that engineering students know how to study or are smart enough to figure out the information. Poor time management, inadequate study skills, and struggles between external and internal motivation contribute to students’ poor performances (Balduf, 2009). In this seminar, I will present the reasons that many of our students struggle in their transition to college and recommendations on ways that we can better support our engineering students. It is my hope that this presentation will address and support engineering students' needs and help normalize academic help-seeking behaviors. 


Dr. Rachel Tuttle serves as the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars Program Manager and an Academic Advisor within the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. She also works as an instructor and resident director for a Guatemala service-learning course (ENGR 5797.22s) and instructor for a course on self-regulated learning (ESESPY 2059). Furthermore, she serves as a STEP Mentor and was a part of the 2020-2021 Women’s Place Staff Leadership Series. Much of her work and research has focused on engaging and supporting high-ability and underrepresented students in STEM. 


About the EED Seminar Series

Inclusive Excellence Program

Registration is required prior to each seminar. Autumn 2021 seminars will take place in person. Users may register for remote video conferencing. A link and password to each seminar will be sent once you register. Each seminar will be held live and may be recorded for archival and marketing purposes. If you have questions regarding this seminar series, please contact Dr. Emily Dringenberg.

Inclusive Excellence Credit

The Ohio State College of Engineering Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program engages faculty, staff, and students in diversity learning opportunities. Each EED seminar qualifies for 1 (one) point toward your next level in the program. Visit the program's website for documentation requirements and program 

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