We strongly recommend that faculty encourage students to use the academic support services that are available to them in the Center for Academic Achievement. We find that students are much more likely to use support services when their instructors recommend that they do so. The first step in normalizing asking for help is to include information about academic support services in your syllabus. Below is some general language that you can use to communicate to students in your syllabus, simply copy and paste.
We ask that you share this information with all of your students and personally recommend that you also use the Starfish early alert system to communicate directly with students using Kudos or Flags, as appropriate, to provide feedback about their progress in your class
Finally, if you are preparing your syllabus for the upcoming semester, you will be emailed documents which provide information on how to access academic support services for undergraduate and graduate students along with information about academic accommodations.
Center for Academic Achievement Information for Your Course Syllabi:
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The Center for Academic Achievement in Lawrence Administration Building (Suite 409) offers academic support services in this and many other courses. Individual online appointments for Writing and Subject Tutoring can be made through Starfish. Group tutoring in the form of Supplemental Instruction (SI) is provided for designated courses. Students needing non-course based support can make individual appointments for Peer Academic Coaching and/or attend the Seminars on Success. To learn more about the Center and how you can utilize its resources and services, please visit our website (academicsupport.lasalle.edu).
Writing Tutors assist students from all disciplines and at all stages of the writing process. Tutors provide feedback on organization, clarity, citing and referencing sources, and work with students to enhance their ability to proofread and edit their papers. Schedule a writing tutoring appointment through Starfish in the Portal. For more information about Writing Tutoring, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Tutoring is available for students seeking content help in a variety of courses throughout the University. If you are struggling to answer that one question that has you stumped, looking for a more comprehensive understanding of the material, or need help to create a detailed study plan, Subject Tutoring is something you should take advantage of early and often. Subject Tutoring appointments can be scheduled through Starfish.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Peer Academic Coaching sessions help to strengthen crucial skills necessary for academic success. Session topics include time management, study strategies, reading strategies, note-taking, test-taking, group study, and organization. Seminars on success are offered throughout the semester as well. Schedule a Peer Academic Coaching appointment in Starfish. For more information, contact Melissa Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org.