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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Livingston College Programs of Study Other Academic Programs Academic Support Services  

Academic Support Services

Advising.The advising system provides general academic advising for all students but is particularly designed to help students with undeclared majors.

The Academic Information Center (AIC), Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216, collects most online forms (Declaration of Major, Change of Major, Declaration of Minor, Deletion, and Transfer Credit).The Academic Information Center also maintains students' permanent academic files. Students who need one-on-one assistance in considering choice of majors can visit the Advising Center, Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-225. In the Advising Center, students meet individually with a member of the dean's office staff to discuss course selection, progress toward a major, graduation requirements, or any other academic issue.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF).The Livingston College Educational Opportunity Fund program plays a vital role in the lives of its students. In line with the mission of the college, the program challenges students to develop an appreciation of issues of community, diversity, and social responsibility; to take full advantage of the academic and cultural enrichment opportunities available throughout the university; and to seek leadership positions in various campus organizations. EOF students generally come from backgrounds that offer inadequate preparation for university life and work. Professional staff provide academic, personal, financial aid, and career counseling to support students as full participants in every aspect of the college experience. During the academic year, the program sponsors academic courses, workshops and service-leadership opportunities through its student organization, Students- 4-Students. Each summer, the program offers a five-week, precollege residential program for incoming first-year students, including developmental and/or credit-bearing courses, that prepares students for the challenges of college-level work.

TRIO/Student Support Services.Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded TRIO program located in Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-321, was created to increase the retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. The program provides a fully equipped computer laboratory, one-on-one tutoring in most subjects, college success seminars, a laptop computer loan program, and other programming to promote student academic success. SSS is open five days a week, and three weekday evenings until 9: 00 p.m.

Livingston Learning Center.The Livingston Learning Center in Tillett Hall 111 offers a variety of academic support services to all students interested in achieving academic excellence. All services are free with unlimited access. Professional staff assist students in mastering information-processing skills and higher-level organizational skills. Assistance is available in time management, note taking, text reading, test preparation, test taking, and various other areas. Additional services include peer academic tutoring (drop-in, by appointment, and online), course-specific instruction groups, and writing assistance for courses other than Rutgers Writing Program courses.

Writing Center.The Writing Center functions in conjunction with some required writing courses. Students in required writing courses also may seek assistance on their own from the Writing Center, which is located in Lucy Stone Hall, Room B-103.

Gateway Studies Program.The Gateway Studies Program is a one-year program for students who need support in developing college-level reading and writing skills. Students are assigned to this program based on the results of the University Placement Exams. Students enroll in small sections of introductory courses in various academic disciplines such as history, psychology, biology, and sociology, as well as in basic skills courses in reading, writing, and mathematics. The class schedules and academic performance of Gateway students are closely monitored by academic advisers.

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