Academic Success Center
Services to Faculty
Welcome to the Academic Success Center's faculty services page. We look forward to providing positive and comprehensive academic support services to you and your students.
The ASC provides in-class workshops on note-taking, testing strategies, study skills and anti-plagiarism. Other topics are offered on demand. Please contact the Center to arrange for a workshop. We appreciate at least a week’s notice.
DSU-specific Supplemental Instruction services are also available upon faculty request (dependent on SI student leader availability). For more information about Supplemental Instruction, please contact the Tutoring Center and/or refer to David R. Arendale's comprehensive article about SI, "Understanding the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Model."
The Tutoring and Writing Center offers trained content-area tutors who have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. The Mentoring-in-Residence program provides residence hall-based peer mentors who assist students with study, time management, and stress management skills. Our tutoring and Mentoring-in-Residence programs offer faculty/student referral services (see links immediately below), and we are able to track student attendance and provide short reports on student involvement with tutors and peer mentors upon faculty/student request. The English Language Learner (ELL) Specialist is also available to provide support to students for whom English is not a first language.
STUDENT REFERRALS and FOLLOW-UPs to STUDENT REFERRALS:
The Disability Support Services Coordinator is available as an ongoing resource to faculty as well as to students; please contact the coordinator if you have any questions about our services for faculty or students, assignment design, syllabi statements, and so on. DSU's Disability Support Services provides an essential link between faculty and those students who need specific support, resources, and accommodations in order to have equal access to university courses, programs, and services. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Students must first submit appropriate disability documentation. Once this documentation is complete, the Disability Support Services Coordinator will work with faculty members to create reasonable accommodations for the semester's coursework. These accommodations may include a quiet, secure testing area; note-taking services, text-to-speech software, signing; and so on. If a student is approved for disability support services, faculty members will receive a letter from the DSS Coordinator. This letter will provide information about necessary accommodations, and it will arrive in one of three formats: hard copy (delivered by campus mail), hard copy (delivered by the student who has requested accommodations), or via direct email (Disability Support Services Coordinator to specific faculty member).
For more information about any of our Disability Support services, please contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator by email or phone (483-2999).
Faculty development opportunities may be offered through series such as "Conversations about Teaching," which provides an informal setting for faculty to gather to discuss topics of teacherly/pedagogical interest. We have also supported Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID), a program that brings faculty members into each other's classrooms to discuss classroom issues with student focus groups. Contact the ASC if you wish to discuss these opportunities. Faculty members are always welcome to suggest topics for discussion.