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The Academic Success Center (ASC), located in the Hixson-Lied Student Success Center (pictured above), is a collection of services and programs designed to help you reach your academic goals (see our mission). The ASC staff received the 2015 DSO Team Award in recognition of our outstanding contributions to the Dean of Students Office mission through the support we provide to more than 47% of the undergraduate student body.
We offer individualized and group-facilitated experiences through course-specific and general academic assistance such as academic coaching and outreach, Supplemental Instruction, and tutoring services as well as Psych 131, an academic skills course. All of our programs and services are designed to help you learn how to learn and become an independent, self-directed, and self-regulated learner. It's up to you to choose and use those supports that can help you strengthen your learning.
Announcements and News
Academic Coaching Workshop: Preparing for Finals
Monday, November 30 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM or Thursday, December 3 | 5:00 PM - 6:30PM
0020 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center
This interactive workshop will give space for students to analyze their previous work and establish a game-plan for how to tackle their finals. Topics will include learning about prioritizing and managing your time, strategies for different test formats, and learning how to help yourself. Register here!
Finals Prep Packet
Students who are unsure of how to prepare for finals are encouraged to fill out the following packet: Finals Prep Packet. All students are welcome to attend an Academic Coaching workshop for additional finals prep support as well (listed above).
- Exam preparation and test anxiety
- Time management and procrastination
- Study skills and goal setting
- Help rooms, study locations, and campus resources
- and more
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Every effort will be made to fulfill your tutoring request, but placement depends on the number of qualified tutors and schedule compatibility. Effective October 1, 2015, Joshua Mitchell will no longer be the Program Coordinator for Tutoring Services. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need immediate assistance, you can call 515-294-6624 or 515-294-6335.
- Apply to Become a Tutor (Fall 2015 applications are now closed)
- Apply to Request a Tutor (Fall 2015 applications accepted are now closed)
- Learn more about tutoring
Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring may occur outside of Academic Success Center hours and in different locations on campus.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1060 Hixson-Lied Student Success Center (view campus map | Floor Plans | Images of the building)
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