The Academic Support Division enriches the educational, intellectual, and personal growth of AUD’s diverse student population by assisting them in developing skills and strategies to effectively respond to academic challenges. These support programs will help students achieve academic success and embrace life-long learning habits.
The Division offers a range of services to help students develop their own educational goals and succeed in their chosen program of study. These academic support services include: individualized academic counseling, access to tutoring and peer-tutoring, workshops, among other. The Office of Student Retention and Success also retains a list of tutors who offer individual tutoring sessions for students in need of academic assistance.
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The Academic Support Division focuses on building AUD students’ academic and life skills, thus enabling them to develop strategies to respond productively to any challenges that they may face.
- To identify and coach students facing academic difficulties, enhancing personal resilience and building skills for academic success through individualized needs assessment, action planning, and follow up.
- To enhance the productivity of all AUD students by availing a variety of tools, information, and activities to build academic and life skills adapted to today’s rapidly changing environment.
- To collaborate with all AUD academic and administrative departments to ensure support mechanisms are responsive, available, and effectively used by AUD students.
As an AUD student you have access to the following support services:
- The Writing Center in the Library
- The Math Tutoring Center in E116
- The Grade Guru (general academic skills) in C326
For current hours and booking information, see out LIBGuide page: https://libguides.aud.edu/academicsupport/resources
AUD Student Tutors provide academic support and encouragement for those students who are experiencing academic distress.
Peer Tutors assist students with content-related issues and questions; discuss difficult academic concepts and provide novel and creative approaches to understanding them; listen attentively and provide clear explanations of academic problem areas and create a welcoming environment for students in academic distress.
To access the AUD peer tutoring network, see the Academic Support Division in C326.
To become a peer tutor, also go to C326 to apply.
When should I seek Academic Support?
- If you are having difficulties with a course
- If you have any physical or learning disabilities
- If you need clarification on academic policies such as grade appeal, graduation, requirements, academic warning or probation and exclusion/suspension
- If you are on Academic Probation, Academic Warning, or returning from Academic Exclusion / Suspension
How can the Academic Support Division help me?
- By helping you devise a plan to improve your GPA
- By introducing you to a tutor for a course with which you are having difficulties
- By offering workshops and handouts on improving academic skills
- By coordinating academic accommodations for special needs students to assist them in adapting to university life
- By providing accurate information regarding academic requirements as well as clarifying the university’s academic policies
What workshops does Academic Support offer?
Workshops on topics of concern to all students are offered each semester.
Past workshops have focused on time management, test taking anxiety, skills and strategies, academic reading and writing, working in groups, improving memory and presentation anxiety.
Students should contact the Office of Student Retention and Success for information on upcoming workshops. Information on such events will be shared with students on a semester basis through our Office’s newsletter, email, and social media.
We also have new online workshops. Check them out!