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  1. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES & DEPARTMENTAL ACADEMIC RESOURCES Academic Support A Division of the Office of Undergraduate Studies

  2. What We Do? • Study Partners • Supplemental Instruction • Tutoring Website • Study Smart • Academic Coaching • Learning Communities • UNIV 1000 • UNIV 1050 • UNIV 1100

  3. Free tutoring available to all Auburn Students in select undergraduate subjects Contact: 334.844.5702 partner@auburn.edu RBD Library Learning Commons (2nd floor) Eagle Hall in the Village auburn.edu/studypartners Study Partners

  4. Study Partners • Official Peer Tutoring program at Auburn University • RBD Library Learning Commons and Eagle Hall • Hours of Operation • Sunday-Thursday: 2-7PM in Learning Commons; 7-9PM in Eagle • Closed Friday and Saturday • Appointments are encouraged, but will accept walk ins.

  5. The Tutors • Every partner has been highly recommended by professors • They must have and maintain at least a 3.0 • Each tutor typically made an “A” in the class they tutor, and a minimum of a “B” • By fall of 2008 all tutors certified by the National Tutoring Association

  6. Scheduling • To schedule: • Can call 334.844.5702, • Stop by the Learning Commons or Eagle location • Online via TutorTrac • http://tutortrac.auburn.edu

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  21. The Session • Each Session is around 50 minutes each • What You’ll Need: • AU ID, without it can not receive help • Textbook any past work you may have. • Most importantly a good attitude. • www.auburn.edu/studypartners/ What to expect.pdf

  22. Things to Remember • You are allowed ONE session per class per day. • Everyone has different styles for learning and teaching. • Feel free to try several tutors • www.auburn.edu/learningstyles

  23. Study Partners Will Not… • Do Your Homework For You • Rescue You • Have the answer to every question.

  24. Targets traditionally difficult courses. Offers regularly scheduled, collaborative, SI directed review sessions. Contact: 334.844.5972 si@auburn.edu Office located in 0176 RBD Library www.auburn.edu/si Supplemental Instruction

  25. How it Works. • Group collaborative effort led by an SI Leader • The leader has taken the class he/she is currently leading. • SI currently attends the class • Leader holds weekly review sessions in a designated place.

  26. When Does SI Start? • If offered for your class it should be announced by the instructor or SI during class. • Attendance is optional

  27. Why Should You Go? • Data shows that those who attend generally obtain a better grade • Shown to increase from a half-entire letter grade • As much as 10 points to final grade.

  28. Which To Choose? SI vs. SP • Learn best with a group of people? Try SI! • Learn best by yourself? Try SP! • Don’t be afraid to try both!

  29. Link to easily accessible information concerning tutoring availabilities on campus and online. Contact: www.auburn.edu/tutoring Tutoring Website

  30. www.auburn.edu/tutoring Subjects vs. Skills Skills Subjects Anthropology Biochemistry Chemistry Communications Economics Electrical Engineering English Finance History Marketing Math Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish Statistics • Academic How to Guides • Conversational English • General Study Skills • Critical Thinking • Organizing Information • Test Taking • Note Taking • Time Management • Writing Assistance

  31. Tutoring Website Walk Through

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  34. Aimed at improving the academic performance of those who are currently or are going to be falling below SAP standards. Contact 334.844.5972 academic_support@auburn.edu Study Smart

  35. Study Smart • For students who’ve been suspended once or their second time. • Non-Credit course designed to help improve academic performance of students. • Fee of $100.00 payable by money order at time of registration. • Be sure to check online for more detailed information

  36. Helps those in need of one-on-one counseling in a variety of academic and non academic areas. Contact: 0176 RBD Library 334.844.5972 academicsupport@auburn.edu www.auburn.edu/academicsupport Academic Coaching and Counseling

  37. What is It? • Service to all students, by appointment. • Assists with correcting skill deficits and other problems that could affect academic success. • Thoroughly assessed regarding your academic skills and emotional well being

  38. Counselors • Carried out by doctoral level students. • Each are supervised by a licensed Professional Counselor. • Students and counselor will come up with an individualized improvement plan. • May include referrals to services on and off campus. • All services provided by Academic Coaching and Counseling on campus are Free!

  39. Can Help With… Academic Counseling Academic Coaching Note-Taking Test-Taking Strategies Preparing for Tests Test Anxiety Reading for Comp. Self-Testing Identifying Main Ideas Use of Support Time Management Setting Study Schedule • Motivation • Self-Discipline • Perseverance • Attitude and Interest • Goal Setting • Transition to College • Time Management • Personal Responsibility • Self-Management • Conflict Management • Assertiveness • Effective Decision Making • Stress Management

  40. These special interest groups provide students with an automatic population of classmates, friends, and study partners. Contact: 334.844.5972 lc@auburn.edu www.auburn.edu/lc Learning Communities

  41. What Are Learning Communities? • Residential and Non-Residential Freshman interest groups. • Students are registered for same classes with other freshmen and participate in different activities with each other.

  42. Why choose to be in a LC/LLC. • Data show that… • Students who participate have a higher GPAs • Students have higher retention rates • Great for making friends • Great for taking those early steps in getting involved with your particular college • Starts building those important faculty to student relationships.

  43. Two Types Learning Communities Living-Learning Community Residential Group Architecture, Design, and Construction LC – Sasnett Hall Earthsmart and Liberal Arts LC – Lane Hall Honors LC – Teague Hall All the benefits of the Non-Residential group but with the added experience of living on campus. Participating Colleges College Of Engineering COSAM Liberal Arts Architecture, Design and Construction • Non-Residential Group • Students in same college, school or discipline • Participating Schools • Liberal Arts • Education • Business • Human Sciences • Agriculture • Nursing • Forestry And Wildlife Sciences

  44. Range of credit courses that cover Auburn history, procedure, study habits and understanding the role of higher education and you. Contact: Chris Wyckoff wyckoct@auburn.edu UNIV Courses

  45. UNIV 1000: The Auburn Experience • One Credit hour course • For first year students • Great for easing into the transition of college life • An orientation course to life at Auburn University.

  46. UNIV 1050: Success Strategies • One Credit hour course • For first year students • Designed to help develop and build all of the essential study skills and traits needed to be a successful collegiate student.

  47. UNIV 1100: First-Year Seminar • 2 Credit Hour Course • For First Year Students • Freshmen seminar on special interest topics

  48. Departmental Resources

  49. College of Sciences and Mathematics • COSAM Drop in Center • dropincenter@auburn.edu • Math Tutorial Center • slam@auburn.edu • http://www.auburn.edu/~slamiee/mtc/index.ht • Departmental Chemistry Tutoring • Society of Physics Students • 206 Allison Hall

  50. Samuel Ginn College of Engineering • Engineering Student Services • Shelby Center 1210 • AT&T Minority Engineering Program • Omega Chi Epsilon • Jennifer Wilder wildejl@auburn.edu • Eta Kappa Nu • hkn@eng.auburn.edu