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Academic Excellence & Support Services
French Hall has been home to the LAC since October 2010

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Striking Stats:

We had an impressive year!

With over 1,000 tutoring sessions for the fall semester 2013, the Academic Writing Center held 40% more tutoring sessions than previous fall semester.

Students participating in Supplemental Instruction earned an average of 1/3 of a lettergrade above non-participants.

Introducing Photobooth

Introducing Photobooth

Although virtually everyone knows what tutoring is, few people actually know about the nuances of the academic support process. AWC Coordinator Joseph Cunningham is leading a research project with 10 LAC student workers (tutors, coaches, and SI Leaders) who will be utilizing a qualitative methodology known as photovoice to define what academic support means to them. This project will occur during the spring semester when these student researchers will create multimedia presentations of their work at the LAC, which they will share with the university online and write about in a future article for publication.

 

Across the Country

We are proud of our LAC staff members who have published and given presentations.


Presentations

  • Spring 2014:
    • College Composition and Communication Conference, “The Photovoice Essay and the Intersection of Critical Composition and Visual Literacy: An Action Research Study”

Publications

  • Fall 2013:
    • The Learning Assistance Review, “Georg Simmel’s Spatial Sociology and Tutoring Centers as Cultural Spaces”
    • Journal of the Philosophy of Education, “Praxis Exiled: Herbert Marcuse and the One Dimensional University”
  • Spring 2014:
    • The College English Association Critic, " Asynchronous Online Instruction: Creative Collaboration for Virtual Student Support”
    • College Composition and Communication Conference, "The Photovoice Essay and the Intersection of Critical Composition and Visual Literacy: An Action Research Study"

 

2013 Student Testimonials

Excellence is our mission, and the best way to know how well we're doing is to ask. Here are just a few highlights from our 2013 Student Surveys:

We have excellent student staff members!

"Andrew is very helpful and approachable. He knows what he is talking about and made learning the material very interesting."

"Paul Adams was very enthusiastic about teaching us. He took time to make interesting power points, helpful worksheets, kept us interacted by having us participate in class and even knew all of our names. I learned almost all of what I know about Chem 1020 in SI sessions. Thank you Paul!!"

"[My experience was] FANTASTIC. I have nothing but good things to say about the LAC Academic coaching center.  I was able to time manage better and learn how to prepare best for all of my classes. Twice was enough; that's all it took. Great experience. Thank you"