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Academic Support Services

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  • 1. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Summer Orientation Program
  • 2. ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES Learning Support Services (LSS) Writing Tutorial Service (WTS) Student Academic Success Centre (SASC) Math Tutorial Centre (MTC) Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Paul Menton Centre (PMC) Learning Commons Tutor Referral Service Student Experience Office (SEO)
  • 3. STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTRE (SASC)
    • Purpose: to provide academic advising to individual students
      • Academic improvement planning
      • Major exploration
      • Discuss academic options (major, minor, concentration)
      • Reading your audit
  • 4. LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES (LSS)
    • Purpose: to provide a central location for academic services and referrals and supported student workspace
      • One Stop Shop
      • Individual and Group Study Skills Sessions
      • Group Study Rooms
      • Tutor Referral Service
  • 5. TUTOR REFERRAL SERVICE (TRS)
    • Purpose: to provide a link between student tutors and students requiring additional help
      • Individualized help
      • Tutors available for a wide range of courses
      • Tutors must have sucessfully completed the course and achieved a minimum grade of A-
      • Cost ranges from $8-12/hour
  • 6. MATH TUTORIAL CENTRE (MTC)
    • Purpose: to provide one on one support for students in mathematics and statistics courses
      • Teaching Assistants available to answer questions and explain the process to solve the problem
      • Drop in service on the first floor of Herzberg
      • Priority given to students in first year math courses
  • 7. MATH MATTERS
    • Purpose: Help students to improve Math skills prior to starting University
      • Two Sessions: Late July, Early August
      • $150
      • Review crucial material from High-school Math courses as well as get introduced to university relevant study tips
  • 8. SCIENCE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTRE
    • Purpose: to provide academic support for BSc, BCS and BMATH students, including co-curricular opportunities and graduate studies
      • Course-based academic support
      • Research and internship opportunities
      • Undergraduate program advisors
      • Study skills workshops tailored for BSc, BCS and BMATH students
  • 9. WRITING TUTORIAL SERVICE (WTS)
    • Purpose: to provide one on one writing support at all stages of the writing process
      • One on one, 50 minute appointments
      • Scheduled sessions
      • May request discipline-specific tutor
      • Workshops and pamphlets
      • Not a proofreading service
  • 10. PEER ASSISTED STUDY SESSIONS (PASS)
    • Purpose: to provide students an opportunity to meet weekly to review course material
      • Workshops integrate how-to-learn with what-to-learn
      • Facilitators successfully completed the course and achieved a minimum grade of A-
      • Students who regularly attend PASS receive higher final grades than students who do not
  • 11. LEARNING COMMONS (LC)
    • Purpose: to provide research, IT and learning support services to students
      • Research Help Desk:
        • Discipline-specific librarians
        • In person, by phone and online
      • IT Support Services
        • CCS technical support
        • Laptop Loan program, desktop computers, printers and photocopiers
  • 12. PAUL MENTON CENTRE (PMC) Integration. Individualization. Independence.
    • Purpose: to coordinate academic accommodations and support services for students with disabilities.
      • Adaptive equipment loans
      • Sign language interpretation
      • Note taking
      • Accessibility
      • Screening and referral for LD/ADHD
  • 13. PAUL MENTON CENTRE (PMC) Integration. Individualization. Independence.
      • Register with the PMC this summer to ensure you have support right from the beginning
      • Services are provided with the greatest extent of confidentiality possible
      • Many learning disabilities are undiagnosed in elementary and secondary school – the PMC will facilitate assessment for students
  • 14.
      • First-in-Family (aka first-generation) students are those students whose parents have not attended post-secondary education.  These students often have unique needs and face greater challenges dealing with the transition to university than those students who have had at least one parent make the transition before them.
    FIRST-in-FAMILY PROGRAM
  • 15.
    • The Student Experience Office is introducing a new program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education aimed at providing additional support to First-in-Family students.
    • The First-in-Family Peer Mentor match new first-in-family students with returning first-in-family students. The returning students are available to answer questions, offer direction and support, share their experiences, and introduce new students to university life.
    • Activities will include one-on-one and group sessions with your mentor, social outings and informative workshops.
    • For more information and registration information, go to: http://www2.carleton.ca/admissions/first_in_family.php
    FIRST-in-FAMILY MENTORING
  • 16. STUDENT EXPERIENCE OFFICE
    • Purpose: to provide transitional support and co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for involvement
      • Summer and Fall Orientation programs
      • Leadership Development
        • Emerging Leaders Program
        • Peer Helper Program
        • CU Host
        • Off Campus Commuter Connections
      • Community Service Learning
        • Carleton Serves
        • Volunteer Placements
        • Days of Service
        • Alternative Spring Break