Academic Services Center Opens,
J. E. Smith Library Lower Level.
- What is the Academic Services Center?
- Where is the Academic Services Center?
- What services are offered?
- What are the hours of the Academic Services Center?
- Who should go to the Academic Services Center?
- Why should I go to the Academic Services Center?
- Do I need an appointment?
- What happens when I show up at the Academic Services Center?
- Why do I have to scan in and out of the Center?
- What if I have some feedback to give about the new Academic Services Center?
First-Year Program Peer Mentors
available in Academic Services Center!
For the first time, a First-Year Program peer mentor will be available to meet with all freshmen on a regular basis at the Academic Services Center. This also includes freshmen not enrolled in a First-Year Program cluster! Talking to a peer mentor is like having a big brother or sister and a “friend in the business” all in one. Not a teacher or a tutor, but someone who knows the ins and outs of Eastern’s culture and campus. If you have some questions and you could use a knowledgeable friend to talk to, a First-Year Program peer mentor may be just what you need.
What is the Academic Services Center?
The Academic Services Center is a new combined service area located on the ground floor of the Library. The Center houses Advising Center, Tutoring Services (all subjects) and the STEP/CAP Program, the Mathematics Achievement Center (the “MAC” for math tutoring) and the Writing Center (for writing help). The Academic Services Center phone number is (860) 465-4272.
Where is the Academic Services Center?
The center has recently moved from various campus offices in Wood and in the Math and English Depts. to a newly renovated space on the ground floor of the Library down the hall from the Library Café. All the services are now available in one area.
What services are offered?
Advising Center— Provides organizational support for a variety of undergraduate advising functions on campus, as well as additional forms of academic assistance for undergraduate students. The Center supervises the overall faculty advising system and coordinates the advisement services for the registration process of continuing and new students. In addition, the Advisement Center provides students with information and assistance regarding academic-related matters, handles students’ academic appeals, and provides academic support services to freshmen, undeclared, and probationary students. Ms. Susan Heyward is the Director of the Advising Center. Contact email@example.com or 465-4302. For additional information, see the Advising Center web site at http://advising.easternct.edu/index.html
Advising Center peer advisors.
Tutoring Services (and STEP/CAP)—Tutoring Services will provide student Academic Coaches for Excellence (ACES) to assist students who request help in a particular subject or course. All subjects are included. The Center’s service offerings include tutoring support, one-to-one assistance in a variety of content areas, and experiences that enhance skills development, time management, and provide academic support in other ways. All program offerings are designed to assist students to achieve their full potential at the college level. Students are highly encouraged to seek help from Tutoring Services early in the semester. STEP/CAP (Summer Transition at Eastern Program/Contract Admissions Program) is an alternate admissions opportunity that provides access and freshman year support to qualified students. Dr. Margaret Hebert is the Acting Director of Tutoring Services. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 465-5195.
Tutoring Center tutors. Fall 2009 Tutoring Schedule
Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC)—The MAC is a math tutoring service offered by the Mathematics Dept. under the direction of
Dr. Mary Rayappan
coordinates the student tutors all of whom are selected for their math ability by the Math Dept. Math faculty will also be staffing the MAC. Contact email@example.com or 465-4544.The MAC also has a direct phone line at (860) 465-0383. For schedule and additional information, see the MAC web site at http://www.easternct.edu/mathematics/MAC_webpage.html.
Mathematic Achievement Center (MAC) tutors.
The Writing Center—The Writing Center is a writing support service staffed by specially trained student tutors. The tutors are selected by the English Dept. for their writing ability and their interest in helping other students with writing assignments. The Writing Center is directed by Dr. Rita Malenczyk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 465-4573. The Writing Center also has a direct phone line at 465-0382.
To register for an appointment at the Writing Center, go here.
Writing Center tutors.
What are the hours of the Academic Services Center?
Summer hours for the Academic Services Center are 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. No tutoring is available in the summer, however advising is available. During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Academic Services Center is open Sunday 2:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., and Fri. 9:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.. The Center is closed Saturdays. The specific hours for each service area can be found by calling the individual units.
Who should go to the Academic Services Center?
Any student who could use a little extra support in math, writing, or any academic subject should come to the center. Also, students who need help with selecting, adding, or dropping courses should also come. Students who are not sure where to go for help, or if their need is supported by the Academic Services Center should come too. The staff of the Center will help you or refer you to the correct campus service.
Why should I go to the Academic Services Center?
Students have different talents. You may be very confident about your writing ability, but worried about your required math course. Or, vice versa! Or, you just don’t understand the new vocabulary being used in Sociology, or Psychology, or some other subject you have never taken before. Or maybe you are confused about the requirements of a particular major, the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, or are having trouble getting enough classes for a full load. Don’t struggle alone! The Academic Services Center is here to make your Eastern educational experience as positive and stress free as possible. Don’t wait until you are feeling really overwhelmed. Come as soon as you think you may need some support.
Do I need an appointment?
No, no appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome. However, you may choose to make an appointment by calling the service area from which you are seeking help. See the phone numbers above.
What happens when I show up at the Academic Services Center?
You will be greeted by an Academic Services staff person who may be either a student employee or a part-time or permanent Eastern employee. That person will direct you to the service area you need if you don’t know where it is located within the Center. When you seek service, bring your Eastern ID because you will need it to scan in and out.
Why do I have to scan in and out of the Center?
The Academic Services Center is a new combined service area and Eastern is trying to see if students who use the center are getting effective help. Information that you have used the services of the Center is confidential and is only used for general assessment purposes to see if the Center is making a positive difference.
What if I have some feedback to give about the new Academic Services Center?
Since the Center is new, and we hope to make it even better in the future, we welcome your input. Please contact the Interim Director of the Center, Patricia Banach at email@example.com. Please indicate that you are providing feedback about the Center and how we can make it better.