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Academic Foundations Center

Academic Foundations Center
Bradley Hall, First Floor
973-353-3574

Website: ncas.rutgers.edu/afc

Administration

Deborah Walker-McCall, M.B.A.,Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Director of Academic Foundations Center/Educational Opportunity Fund

Rose Bailey-Byers, M.A., Assistant Dean of Academic Counseling Services

Suja Patel, M.S.W., Assistant Dean of Assessment and Administration

Michael Billich, B.S., Unit Computing Specialist


Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program

Darlene Brown, M.P.A., EOF Senior Counselor, Special Programs

Carl Milton, M.S., EOF Senior Counselor, Special Programs

Brian Taylor, B.A., EOF Senior Counselor, Special Programs

Student Support Services (SSS) Program

Brenda Lopez, M.Ed., Director of Student Support Services

Administrative Support

Marsha Dickson, A.A., Head Bookkeeper

Ineishah Thomas, Secretary to the Associate Dean


For more information regarding our precollege programs, please call 973-353-3574.

Coursesoffered by the Academic Foundations Center are open to students in the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program. First-year EOF students are required to complete bothStrategies for Academic Success courses (21:003:101-102). EOF students who enroll in General Biology (21:120:101-102), Concepts in Biology (28:120:200), or College Algebra (21:640:107-109) may be required to enroll in a supplemental support course.

Courses

21:003:015,016 General Biology Support (N1.5, N1.5)
Supplemental support course for college level biology. Under the guidance of an instructor, students develop awareness of and facility in biological thinking and learn effective study skills. In addition, the syllabus for the course being supported is followed to supplement material covered in lecture.
Corequisites: 21:120:101-102 or 28:120:200. Open to EOF students only.

21:003:060 College Algebra Support (N1.5)
Supplemental support course for the college algebra series. Under the guidance of an instructor, students develop insight and facility in functions, operations of functions, operations on polynomials, fractions, solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing of linear and quadratic functions, solution of word problems, elementary probability, and statistics. In addition, the syllabus for the course being supported is followed to supplement material covered in lecture.
Corequisites: 21:640:105 or 21:640:107-109. Open to EOF students only.

21:003:101,102 Strategies for Academic Success (1.5,1.5)
Focuses on the development of critical thinking. Under the guidance of EOF instructors, students use and evaluate frameworks and develop a set of critical attitudes and reasoning skills. The course assists students in thinking about and articulating thoughtful positions concerning contemporary issues, classroom discussions, and social situations. There is also a civic engagement component to the course.
Open to EOF students only.

21:003:147 Topics in Academic Success (3)
Support course that focuses on English, math, science, and study skills. Under the guidance of EOF instructors, students develop and improve upon reading, writing, math, and science skills. The course goal is to ease the transition from high school to college by developing the critical skills necessary to achieve academic success.
Open to EOF students only; first year only.


See also Academic Foundations 003 in the Academic Programs and Courses chapter of this catalog.
 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or colonel.henry@rutgers.edu.
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