Academic advising is an important component of a student's educational experience. To be successful in college, students must make a series of complex decisions that involve seeking information, reflecting on goals, and making choices. Although students are ultimately responsible for those decisions, the academic advising process remains crucially important in helping students complete their academic programs, benefit from a broad-based liberal arts education, and prepare for a future beyond Ithaca College.
As part of the School’s efforts to support a successful advising process, H&S seeks to foster a close relationship between students and faculty in part through a program of mandatory advising. All students are assigned an academic adviser; students with declared majors are assigned an adviser within their major department. Advisers to exploratory students help advisees identify their interests and select an appropriate major. Students can expect their advisers to provide information about majors, minors, general education requirements, graduation requirements, and other academic policies and procedures. To obtain the full benefit of the advising experience, students are encouraged to meet with their advisers, not only to discuss midterm grades and course selection, but also to seek assistance with the full range of academic decisions they make during their college years.
The academic advising office in the H&S dean’s office coordinates all advising assignments within the School of Humanities and Sciences. This office is a resource center for students and faculty, with staff available to meet with students on a drop-in basis or by appointment.
Located in 107 Smiddy Hall and directed by the writing department, the writing center offers individual and small-group tutorials on a referred or self-selected basis to students needing assistance. Help is available with any aspect of the writing process, reading comprehension, or study skills. The center offers these services for students in all disciplines -- humanities and sciences, business, health sciences and human performance, communications, music, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition to the main location, the writing center annex in Smiddy 109 is also open some evenings; consult the writing center's website for details on staffing and hours at both the center and the annex.
Math Tutorial Room
The mathematics department is committed to the success of all students enrolled in mathematics courses. Free tutoring is available Monday through Friday in the math tutorial room (Williams 304). The math tutorial room is staffed by mathematics faculty and advanced mathematics majors and is designed to help students enrolled in a wide variety of math courses. In addition, tutoring is also available on Monday and Thursday evenings in Williams 310. This service is staffed by advanced mathematics majors and is designed to help students in introductory mathematics courses. The department’s website contains up-to-date information about the specific courses supported and the hours each room is open.
Math Tutorial Sessions
Additional Tutoring Support
Each semester, the academic advising office in H&S makes available a list of departmental tutoring services available in the School of Humanities and Sciences. In addition, the Office of Academic Enrichment Services provides tutoring services in a range of disciplines.
Departmental Tutoring Services
AES Tutoring Services