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Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center (ASC) encompasses several academic assistance programs. The services available at the ASC include the following: resources for students with disabilities (see Disability Resources); course-specific Tutoring Services and Supplemental Instruction; general assistance through the Learning Lab, individual consultation for those with needs related to study skills/time management; and a one-credit study skills class (Psychology 131). All programs are focused on helping students learn how to learn and achieve their academic goals.
Tutoring Services’ mission is to enhance academic growth and success. Tutoring is the process by which students can get more individualized instruction for undergraduate courses offered at ISU. Staff members recruit and screen tutors, schedule convenient times to meet, collect fees, and pay tutors.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free academic assistance program for difficult selected 100 and 200 level courses. Peer SI leaders who have demonstrated competence in the course attend classes and conduct biweekly sessions to help students learn and study the course material. A complete schedule can be viewed online.
The Learning Lab is a “learning how to learn” center. A service to students, the Learning Lab helps them with tips on how to succeed in the classroom. The Learning Lab is staffed by academic consultants who work with students to pinpoint areas in their study strategies that might need improvement.
Psychology 131, a one-credit study skills course, addresses academic success strategies as well as a variety of reading and study strategies and tactics from time management to test taking. It is offered each semester. Class size is limited to allow for group interaction as well as individual attention.