Students who use our services are required to sign a user's contract indicating that they will visit their professor's office hours or meet with their faculty advisors. We want to be sure that students are utilizing adult development skills of self-advocacy and they are actively taking responsibility for their success. We reinforce the idea that faculty are the best academic resource on campus!
On another note, you are also very first to see signs of a student's academic difficulties:
- Unprepared for class discussions
- Low quiz or exam grades
- Missed assignments or exams
- Evidence of weak study skill
- Chronic absenteeism
- Student has low grades but has not sought your assistance or visited your office hours
- Student shows signs of disengagement
You can recommend to a student that they seek the services of our office either for tutorial assistance or peer coaching support.
Students writing difficulties can be referred to the Writing Center. Professor Megan Graham will be available to assist ESOL students, and all other peer tutors in the Writing Center have also been trained in ESOL tutoring. For more information, contact Professor Priya Sirohi, Director.
Some of the issues mentioned above, however, require intervention by faculty advisors and other campus professionals. Check with your Dean's office for more information.