CP101 – Academic Enhancement Seminars

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What is the structure and goal of AES?

Students meet once a week for ten-sessions. The seminar is divided into three distinct phases. The first phase focuses on helping students clarify the reasons they are in school and what they expect to achieve. The objective of this phase is to assist students to develop clear short- and long-term goals while simultaneously coming to a better understanding of their sources of internal and external motivation. The second phase extends the goals set forth in phase one, helping students to formulate strategies and improve problem-solving skills that facilitate achieving both academic and social goals. Finally, the third phase focuses on developing the types of social competence that are integral to academic and interpersonal success.

Download the current AES Syllabus

What are the objectives of AES?

  • Improve grades
  • Enhance communication skills both academically and socially
  • Develop more efficient study skills
  • Learn to manage time more effectively
  • Gain knowledge of available university resources

Who is eligible to enroll in AES?

Any student who is currently on academic probation status and has not previously enrolled in the seminar.

When does the seminar begin and end?

AES typically begins during the second or third week of each semester.

​What are the seminar meeting times and places?

The following is information for the Fall 2024 seminars, which are offered in-person.

Please note, section 003 will be conducted as a study skills course, which engages less with being on academic probation, more with behavioral strategies, and will have a slightly larger class size.

There are currently no AES sections that are specifically for STEM-focused students.

Seminar Day / Time Meeting Place
101-001 Wednesdays: 2:30 pm–3:45 pm 399 Van Hise
101-002 Thursdays: 1 pm–2:15 pm 104 Russell Lab
101-003 Thursdays: 2:45 pm–4:00 pm 399 Van Hise


How do I enroll?

Students on academic probation will be contacted ​by email during the first or second week of the semester with details on how to enroll in AES. If you have not received an email by that time, please contact ​the AES Teaching Team to express interest at aes@education.wisc.edu.


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Yesenia Uribe (she/her/ella) is a third-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a B.A. in Neuroscience from Lake Forest College. Yesenia’s research and clinical interests include experiences of Latine mixed-documentation status families, bilingual psychological services, behavioral mental health, trauma, and assessment. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and listening to live music. She is excited to engage in this role as an CP101-AES instructor and support students in their academic endeavors!

Who do I contact to find out more about AES?

If you have questions about AES please contact Andrea ​Burdick or the AES Teaching Team at aes@education.wisc.edu.