Catalog • 2012-2013

Academic Services

Academic Services is located in Curtis Hall. The primary goal of Academic Services is the academic support of all students. To achieve this goal, Academic Services provides two professional tutors, instructional assistants (IAs) in selected courses, peer tutors in most 100- and 200-level subjects, and computer tutorials in an on-site computer lab. For more detailed information, visit the academic services website at www.cedarcrest.edu/acadadvising/

Professional Tutors: Professional tutors serve the tutorial needs of students in the humanities, mathematics and sciences. Staff members are available to work with students individually by appointment. Call 610-606-4628 to make appointments.

Instructional Assistants: An instructional assistant (IA) is a student, recommended by her faculty, who works with other students individually or in small groups to provide academic support and remediation in an assigned area. An IA assigned to a specific course and/or department will be introduced to the class at the beginning of the semester. Instructional assistants hold group review sessions weekly and are available at posted times for walk-in sessions.

Peer Tutors: Academic Services is committed to providing tutors in 100- and 200-level classes. Peer tutors are recommended by faculty members and engage in CRLA training. Tutors meet with a student individually for one hour per week to discuss course content, review note-taking, and prepare for exams and projects. To request a tutor, students should visit the Academic Services section of my.cedarcrest.edu.

English as a Second Language (ESL): We offer credit ESL classes to international students or American students attending Cedar Crest College for whom English is a second language. Classes are designed to be supplemental and to aid in the progress of the students’ English proficiency. Two classes are offered per semester or based upon need. The proficiency levels of the classes are determined by the proficiency of the students who register, and written and spoken tests may be required for students who did not take the TOEFL. The curriculum also includes American culture topics to help students become more comfortable in their new environment. Classes are open to any ESL student at Cedar Crest College.

Services to Students with Disabilities: Academic Services works with students with disabilities, staff, and faculty to ensure that Section 504 and ADA regulations are fulfilled in a reasonable and timely manner. Academic Services is responsible for coordinating specific services and resources for disabled students at Cedar Crest College. Academic accommodations may not necessarily be the same as those received in high school or at another college or university. Academic Services does not provide any testing to determine learning disabilities. Upon request, Academic Services provides students with a list of local test providers.

Disabilities must be documented in accord with state and federal laws. All documentation and information pertaining to a student’s disability are confidential and will not be released without the express written consent of the student unless required by law. For more information, please visit the Academic Services website at http: //www2.cedarcrest.edu/acadadvising/ada_file.html

Advising Services: The director of Academic Services is available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and by appointment to assist students with any area of concern. The phone number is 610- 606-4628.