ASC@IUP Offers Programs in Support of Student Success

Posted on 9/9/2016 11:25:57 AM

A host of programs are offered by the Academic Success Center at IUP that provide support for our students. Returning programs include the Walk-in Tutoring Center, while new programs target First Semester of Success. 

In an effort to support students, ASC@IUP has once again joined with Amber Racchini, Department of Developmental Studies, to offer tutoring on a variety of subjects in the ASC@IUP Walk-in Tutoring Center in Stabley Library. The Center has been relocated to 201-A Stabley for the fall 2016 semester. Check out the schedule at the Academic Success Center.

Based on the success of the students served by the Academic Success assistants, their role has been expanded. In their new role, the ASAs will utilize the Student Success Collaborative Advisor Platform and EAB Data Analytics to identify at-risk characteristics for students in each college. In collaboration with the associate/assistant dean in each college, specific SSC campaigns will be developed and implemented with an anticipated goal of reaching students before they experience academic difficulties.

A First Semester of Success is key to retaining students to IUP. The First Semester of Success (FS2) program provides workshops targeting freshman with skill-building sessions to prepare them for academic study at the college level. Topics include “Setting Academic Goals” and “Prioritizing Your Semester.” Skill-building sessions include tips for reading your textbooks and taking notes in a lecture style class. The sessions are offered in each residence hall, and students may attend a session that best fits their schedule regardless of their housing assignment. Commuting students are also encouraged to attend.

Faculty Information Sessions for the SSC Advisor Platform will be held in late September and early October, just in time for upcoming advising sessions. The SSC Advisor Platform is a web-based tool that can assist advisors working with their advisees in a variety of situations, such as course registration and reviewing academic progress. The sessions are hands-on and should provide attendees with the skills to utilize the tool immediately. Contact Michele Norwood for dates and times of available sessions.

Watch for future news posts on Supporting Student Success and how ASC@IUP can help both faculty and students achieve their academic goals this semester.

For more information on ASC@IUP, please visit the Academic Success Center.