University Learning Support Services offers numerous aids to
successful learning. The rationale of the department straight
forward: professors teach, but it is each student’s responsibility
to learn. Obviously, the more proficient you are at learning
the more successful you are academically.
Tutoring is offered by
both peer and professional tutors. Tutoring can assist you by
enhancing your understanding in core courses. Peer tutors can
help you learn more since they have taken many of the same classes
in which you are enrolled.
Professional tutors can assist you since they have earned their
degrees in the subjects you are studying. Both types of
tutors are familiar with course requirements and professors’
expectations, so they can serve as guides on your road to
Academic Reading Program
Since learning techniques used for high school work may not
always be adequate for college, the goal of the Academic Reading
Program is to develop the strategies essential for academic
success. These include assuming personal responsibility,
implementing study skills and managing time effectively, as well as
critically reading, writing, and thinking.
The Academic Reading Program accomplishes this
- Helping students develop these techniques during sessions in
the Academic Learning Commons/Tutoring Center;
- Teaching Introduction to Liberal Studies, a course designed for
- Conducting Study Skills workshops (i.e., note-taking, effective
- Conducting workshops for freshmen on academic probation;
- Conducting New York Times Roundtable discussions in order to
broaden students’ awareness of current events and issues;
- Holding discussions regarding Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture (The
late Randy Pausch was a popular professor at Carnegie Mellon
University who delivered a very inspirational lecture on the best
way to live one’s life, both inside and outside of college).
The ARP is dedicated to helping all students develop their
academic skills and motivate them to achieve their full potential,
and we are always seeking new ways to accomplish our goals.