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Academic Advising FAQ

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Outcomes you should expect from your advising appointment 1.   Why do I need academic advising? To help you understand academic requirements including the DSU Plan for General Education and Major requirements. To assist you in developing a successful academic plan. To help you set goals for yourself and identify resources on campus that can help you reach your goals. To establish a professional ally for petitioning, references, and referrals. To assist you in understanding the registration process. 2.   What do Advisors do? Provide academic advising for all students throughout their tenure in college. Serve as a University resource for students. Counsel students on personal, academic, and career concerns. Meet with students experiencing academic difficulties at mid-term and the end of the semester. 3.    What can I expect from my academic advising appointment? A general conversation about how things are going. Discussion of your Degree Audit Report. Review of your DSU general Education Plan and academic department Requirements. Explanation of the 2nd semester registration process. Review of the academic calendar, course schedule book, and the DSU Bulletin. Resource and referral Information. Discussion about your major or the anxieties about being undecided. 4.   What do Hall Managers do? Manage the overall operation of the residence hall. Supervise the Student Staff Members and Graduate Assistants. Meet with every resident individually. Serve as a University resource for students. Counsel students on personal, judicial, academic, and career concerns. Meet with students experiencing academic difficulties at mid-term and the end of the semester 5.   What can I expect from my appointment with my Hall manager? A general conversation about how things are going. Discussion of your experience at DSU including the hall. Review your career plans career goals and how your classes fit into those goals. Explanation of the staff responsibilities, expectations of the community and your role in the community. Review of social activities, your choices, resources and your outlook about making a mark on the DSU and the world. Resource and referral Information. 6.   What don't they do? Tell students what classes to take. Tell students what to major in. Follow-up with students on a daily basis. 7.   Your Adviser or Hall Manager should be the first person you talk to when: You are struggling in one or more of your classes. You are thinking about dropping a class. You want to withdraw from the University. You are confused about your major. You want to make changes to your schedule. You are not sure about a University policy. You are not performing as well academically as you'd like. Your midterm grades are not what you expected. Your first semester grades resulted in you being on academic probation. You need to petition a University regulation. You're not sure where to get help. Extenuating circumstances keep you out of class for more than 3 days in a row. You're not happy at Delaware State University . 8.   Successful registration is dependent upon you, the student: Read all information you receive pertaining to academic advising. Attend departmental info sessions and fairs meeting. Be on time for your appointment. Bring a printed copy of your Degree Audit Report to your appointment. Bring your DSU Bulletin to your appointment. Write down courses you are interested in taking second semester. Bring your departmental major information/materials to your appointment. Write down questions for your Adviser. Be willing to make the process a joint effort between you and your Adviser.  

Drop-In Computer Lab

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Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist In addition to the Tutoring Center, a full service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The computer lab is located in the William C. Jason Library Rooms 205 and 206. Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist In addition to the Tutoring Center, a full service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The computer lab is located in the William C. Jason Library Rooms 205 and 206. This lab provides the latest and most updated computer hardware and software at Delaware State University. It also provides students with dependable and knowledgeable staff ready to help with all computer related questions and problems. The lab provides ample seating for students who need to study as a group or individually. Additional computer related programs and services are provided on an as-needed basis. Computer Lab Hours Monday thru Thursday — 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday — 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Saturday CLOSED Sunday — 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program

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Delaware State University
Supplemental Instruction
Academic Support Center
William C. Jason Library
Room 213
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover DE 19901-2277
Phone: 302-857-6387

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Supplemental Instruction (SI) Program offers weekly study sessions to students taking “historically” difficult courses. The Supplemental Instruction (SI) Coordinator is responsible for all SI policies and program management. The SI leaders are Academic Support Center Student Employees who report to the SI Coordinator. The role of the SI Coordinator is that of facilitator, supervisor, instructor, and mentor for the SI Leaders. As such, the Coordinator will be available as the primary contact and resource person for SI Leaders, and is charged with supporting all educational activities associated with the SI program. Study sessions are led by SI Leaders who have excelled in or tested out of the targeted course(s). SI leaders attend SI Courses, lectures, participate in classroom activities, and even take course exams. During the study sessions, they teach learning and study strategies while working with students to interpret what has been read or heard, generate new ideas, and put content-related concepts into perspective. What SI leaders do NOT do is re-lecture or go beyond the content covered in class.    
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Ms. Anna Cortese
William C. Jason Library
Room 213
afisher@desu.edu
302.857.6387

 

 

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University Testing Services and Programs

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Delaware State University  University College Testing Services and Programs If our customers are happy, we are happy. The mission of the Testing Services and Programs Office is to assist DSU students and the surrounding communities in assessing their knowledge, skills, and abilities as relates to higher and continuing education by providing a variety of programming to engage and promote student success and testing credentialing certifications. This is accomplished through the use of written, computer-adapted assessments, workshops, and testing instruments.   Testing Services and Programs is committed to a diverse environment that encourages students and staff to function independently while demonstrating their inter- and intra-dependence as members of the collegiate community.  We set the standard of excellence in the testing center by providing quality services to our DSU community, surrounding communities in Delaware and the Atlantic Region. Delaware State University, University College, Testing Services and Programs subscribes to the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines.   Effective October 15, 2015 $15 reschedule fee for all test candidates.   Study Skills Inventory The College Level Study Skills Inventory will assist in providing students immediate feedback on their current approach to college level study skills. There are six critical study skills college students need to consistently be developing: text book reading, note taking, memory, test preparation, concentration, and time management. At the conclusion of the inventory, each of these skills will be assessed based on the manner in which the questions were answered. Please contact Testing Services and Programs for workshop dates or individual sessions. (302) 857-6144    Getting Connected for Student Success University College, Testing Services and Programs is here throughout the semester to provide testing strategies workshops that cover exclusive problem-solving techniques and test-taking tips facilitated by our certified test administrator and testing specialist. The workshops focus on strategies and critical thinking skills needed for the exams. Students will be introduced to a systematic approach to answering application and analysis-level questions. Students will learn how to break each question down and identify common traps. Students will also learn tips to help develop test-taking skills for before the test and during the test, as well as develop endurance techniques to help them finish strong based on resources from Education Testing Service (ETS) and College Board. For more information, please email call (302) 857-6144  To register for Testing, please click HERE. Testing Services Offered This is a limited list of exams.  Please contact us if you do not see an exam listed below. College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - assess your readiness for a CLEP exam Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) New Student(s) & Transfer Placement Testing (Accuplacer) Online Course Evaluation Graduate Admission testing (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, MAT) Teacher Certification Tests (PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, PPST) National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CASTLE FAA/FCC GED ACT DANTES (DSST) Microsoft Office Specialist/Applications Certifications Kryterion Certified Professional Secretary/Certified Administrative Professional(CPS/CAP) Certiport Epic ESCO Group Prometric Prov Crane Institute Certification (CIC)  4ROI Comira Pearsonvue PAN MPRE Pharmacy Technician/Real Estate Certification Courtesy Testing for Other Universities Maritime (U.S. Coast Guard) State of Delaware Certification Testing (Laser Grade) Distance Education and Learning Services $35.00 per exam session Accessibility Services available No administrative fee for Delaware Air/Army National Guard and Air Force for CLEP or DANTES (DSST) effective until December 2018. For test candidates: In the event of bad weather or other emergencies, be advised that DSU Testing Services and Programs announces test center closings or delayed openings on radio station 97.7FM and 88.7FM . Please call 302.857.SNOW (7669) or 302.857.6290 (Public Safety) for updates on the status of testing center operations due to weather and emergency closings.  Thank you for utilizing our testing center.  You may email Testing@desu.edu and someone will immediately respond.  Location: Thomasson Building 1200 N. DuPont Hwy Suite 202D Dover, DE 19901 Campus Map: Thomasson Building #20 Google Maps: Thomasson Bldg, Dover, DE 19901 Mapquest: Delaware State University   Director’s Note These are exciting times for University College Testing Services and Programs. Our office is enjoying new levels of respect and distinction in accomplishing our goals. At the core of this newfound enthusiasm are a dedicated staff committed to ensuring that each customer (internal/external) receives unwavering attention, assistance and support. The testing office emphasizes quality in all aspects of its operational processes. University College Testing Services and Programs is committed to strive for excellence. The ultimate goal for the office is to be the very best it can be as premium testing location in the State of Delaware.     Delaware State University’s University College Testing Services and Programs subscribes to the testing guidelines, standards and procedures of the National College Testing Association (NCTA) and a part of the Consortium of College Testing Centers. Our office services as the NCTA Liaison for Delaware.    
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Thomasson Building Suite 202

Testing Services and Programs 

Testing Hours:
Monday and Friday: 8am-3:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am-7:30 pm
Wednesday: 8am-7:30 pm
Saturday: 9am-2:30 pm
To schedule an appointment, please click here or call (302) 857-6144.  No walk-Ins!
If you have any questions, please call (302) 857-6144 or email testing@desu.edu.

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Amystique Y. Harris Church
Test Center Administrator
302.857.6143
achurch@desu.edu

Bruce O. Taylor 
Testing Specialist 
857-6144
btaylor@desu.edu

Sheldon S. Taylor
Testing Assistant
302-857-6144
sstaylor@desu.edu

 

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