Metro College Success Program Curriculum
This website was designed for faculty who want to help students— particularly those in their first two years of college—develop strong study skills or “college skills.” The lessons on this site are intended to be incorporated into your existing courses; they can be used with all disciplines. We encourage you to take from these lessons what’s useful for you and modify the plans to suit your teaching style and needs.
Welcome to Instructor Resources
Browse the College Success Skills for lesson plans and materials to help all college students build the skills they need to succeed in college, from taking notes to time management.
Check out Courses to see a snapshot of Metro’s core courses—a series of three general education courses that students complete in their first four semesters. Metro partners have access to additional linked materials.
Professional Development (now under development) includes resources of interest to college instructors, especially those seeking ways to engage students in their first two years.
As The Metro College Success Program, we are deeply committed to helping students think critically about real world problems, and giving them the tools needed to craft solutions and contribute to a more equitable and just society. Many of our students are grappling with pressing issues of poverty, insecure low-wage jobs, evictions, deportation, violence in their communities, and epidemic illness. Metro encourages students to work with these problems in their studies, even as they build academic and critical thinking skills. In readings, films and assignments, Metro students work with content relevant to their lives.
Metro takes an asset-based approach that highlights students’ strengths and the cultural wealth and community wisdom in their families and neighborhoods, including multi-lingualism, close inter-generational and international ties, traditions of oral communication and grassroots organization, and a rich inheritance of community-based art, performance and music. While our students may face challenges, their experiences often give them a maturity and discipline uncommon in young college students. We aim to inspire students with a strong sense of what their impact can be, both now and in their future professions.