Academic Development & Support Center Mission Statement
The Academic Development & Support Center at Georgian Court University provides assistance to all Georgian Court University undergraduate students in developing and enhancing their academic skills in a supportive and caring environment. Students are encouraged to become self-advocating, active learners as they pursue and complete their degrees.
The services within the Academic Development & Support Center (ADSC) include:
- The Learning Center Program: TLC is a fee based support program for students with learning disabilities and other learning challenges. Students receive individual scheduled sessions of tutoring/coaching for two hours per week from professional staff members called Academic Development Specialists, who have expertise and training in working with students who need extra support and assistance, both academically and personally.
- Disabilities Services: Students may request accommodations and obtain a 504 plan based on documentation of a disability under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Accommodations are based on students’ disabilities and individual needs. Students will deliver accommodation request forms to professors. **We provide testing accommodations in ADSC.
- Advising: Advising offers assistance to all students and supplements faculty in the development of student educational plans that are compatible with their career and life goals. This area provides academic advising for all students with undeclared majors and helps them explore options, choose a major, and finalize a program of study.
- Peer Tutoring: This is a service that is free of charge. Students who have obtained B+ or higher in various courses will tutor other students. Peer tutors have received training on various strategies and techniques to assist students who require this service. This service is free of charge. Some professors have policies on obtaining blue sheets as proof of tutoring attendance resulting in extra points, extra credit, etc. Note: Not all professors accept blue sheets, so check with your professors’ policies.
- Accuplacer Testing: This test is administered in ADSC to challenge placement in mathematics, reading, writing, and foreign language. Students may need to take/retake this test for certain departments to obtain passing scores for their program of study.
Please review the updated tutoring schedule to view the hours that are available for the Fall 2014.
Spring 2015 Semester Hours
The Academic Development and Support Center is located in the lower level of the library.
Director of the Academic Development and Support Center:
Luana E. Fahr, M.S.Ed, LDT-C
Tutor Coordinators (Grad Assistants):
Nicole Ioverio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia Quayson: email@example.com