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Fall 2011

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 319
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 641

Spring 2012

  • Calculus II - MTSC 252
  • Probability- MTSC 341
  • Ordinary Differential Equations - MTSC 505

Summer 2012

  • Trigonometry  - MTSC 120

Fall 2012

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Calculus I - MTSC 251

Office of Student Accessibility Services

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 IntroductionIt is the policy of Delaware State University to provide accessible programs, services, activities, and reasonable accommodations for any student with a documented disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Office of Student Accessibility Services (OSAS) staff work to ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue an education.University faculty and staff make a conscious effort not to discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities.  Therefore, students are not enrolled in separate programs or courses, but are mainstreamed into the existing college structure.  Classrooms and selected residence halls are accessible to mobility impaired students.  Services are provided to help students make the best possible use of the University’s comprehensive academic resources.OSAS is part of the Division of Academic Enrichment and is committed to helping each student pursue a chosen field of study to the full measure of his or her ability.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to become active participants in the University community and to develop a sense of independence that will help them gain the leading edge when entering the job market.AdmissionsStudents with disabilities are admitted through the same application process as students without disabilities. There are no separate admissions standards or procedures.  Admissions counselors are available to answer any questions and offer recommendations.DocumentationStudents with disabilities must submit recent, appropriate documentation to the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator before requesting accommodations. Documentation with supporting recommendations from a physician, clinical psychologist, Individualized Educational Plan (I.E.P.), and/or 504 Plan is required.  However, students without documentation who suspect they may have a learning disability may request a screening from the Coordinator where a referral may be required.Student AdvocacyThe Student Accessibility Services Coordinator serves as a campus resource and an advocate for students with disabilities.  It is necessary for the student to schedule an appointment with the Coordinator at the beginning of each semester to design a support service program that fits each particular class and the individual’s needs.General ProceduresStudent requests services and submits recent documentation of disability.Coordinator reviews documentation and recommendations to determine reasonable accommodations.Student makes an initial appointment with Coordinator to become familiar with process then fills out Self-Identification form.Student schedules another appointment with the Coordinator within the first few weeks of classes to discuss documentation and appropriate accommodations for each class, after student collects syllabi from classesReasonable accommodations forms are completed for each class and given to student.Student takes forms and discusses his or her particular needs with each instructor.A Plan of Action is developed and put in writing with each instructor. Instructors may follow-up with questions to the Coordinator.Student maintains contact with the Coordinator and remains actively involved in the accommodation process throughout the semester.The student staying involved in the accommodation process with the Coordinator and the Faculty is critical for academic success.Please see the OSAS Handbook or contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services for more information on documentation, accommodations and procedures.Accommodations Checklist for StudentsAccommodationsThe ADA does not require colleges or universities to lower academic standards or fundamentally alter the nature of the programs provided.  Students with documented disabilities must meet all requirements for graduation.  A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity, or facility that enables qualified students with disabilities to have equal opportunities to attain the same levels of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly situated students without disabilities. Reasonable accommodations and services may include, but are not limited to:Academic support which focuses upon development of learning strategiesReading, writing, and note taking servicesTime management and organizational skills trainingUse of specialized equipmentArrangements for testing accommodationsTutorial servicesInterpreters for the deafReferrals to community agencies (Social Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.)In coordination with key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to buildings if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services. 
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Contact


Roberta C. Durrington, MA
Student Accessibility Services Coordinator
William C. Jason Library
Room 218
rdurrington@desu.edu
302.857.7304
302.857.7637 (fax)


 

Faculty Referral

Letter to the Faculty from OSAS

Faculty Referral Form

Voluntary Disclosure of a Disability

  1. Complete the Voluntary Disclosure of Disability form
  2. Submit to OSAS Office

Summer Bridge Programs

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Jumpstart  Program Jumpstart is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get a “jumpstart” on their college career by staying on campus, and completing up to eleven (11) credits during six (6) weeks in the summer. Jumpstart provides students the opportunity to fast-track their academic success and leadership development in a nurturing learning community upon starting the fall semester. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better combined with a SAT score of 800 are invited to participate in the program. Jumpstart Program BenefitsEarly assessmentMentoring and academic advisementFall schedule completionRegistration and financial aid advisementCareer and leadership development workshopsSocial and cultural experiencesBecome familiar with campusAnd so much more!  Summer Bridge Success Story  Project SuccessProject Success is an intensive academic program for students who place slightly below the University’s admission standards. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to “sharpen their academic skill set” by completing up to six (6) credits during six weeks in the summer and participating in a comprehensive academic development learning community throughout the first year. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 combined with a SAT score between 750 and 799 may be offered a “conditional acceptance” upon enrollment and successful completion of the Project Success summer program component. Students are extended this offer at the discretion of the Office of Admissions, as seats in the program are limited. “Conditional Admission” status will be removed upon achieving satisfactory academic status of at least a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first year.Project Success Program BenefitsEarly assessmentEarly fall schedule completionEarly registration and financial aid advisementAssistance with career planningSix-week intensive summer program where students earn 5-6 credits in college level Math and EnglishSocial, Cultural, and professional development workshopsAn entire academic year to earn at least a 2.0 GPAMatches students with mentors for the summer and that academic yearMandatory tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for the first year 
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STUDENTS talk about the BENEFITS of SUMMER BRIDGE

 

University Seminar Forum

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University Seminar Forum OverviewAll students enrolled in University Seminar are required to attend DSU University Seminar Forums that are held throughout the semester.  University Seminar Forums are generally held in the Education and Humanities Building (EH Building) on scheduled Thursdays from 11:00 am - 11:50 am, which is the University’s Common Hour.Objectives:Inform students of the key roles that they must play in having a successful collegiate experience.Provide positive role models; expose students to the process of positive self-presentation and networking.Motivate students to pursue vigorously the precepts of excellence and achievement; andIntroduce opportunities for leadership development.Please read the dress code and the house rules for University Seminar Forum requirements.Inspiring and motivating guest speakers are invited to speak to students and share insights, experiences, and offer words of wisdom to encourage students as they strive for excellence in their personal/professional development.Past Speakers: Kevin Powell - Leadership and Goal Setting  /  S. Renee Smith - Paradigm Shifts:  Self Esteem Fall 2014 University Seminar Forum Dates/ Locations:Thursday,September 4th - "How to Turn Your College Life into your Career" Presented by Blake SaundersTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 11th- Opening University ConvocationTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 18th- Professional Dress and AttirePresented by Alex EllisTime: 11 am (EH Theater)  Thursday, September 25th -Utilizing the Advisement in Your CollegeTime: 11 am  (EH Theater) Thursday, October 30, 2014- Career FairTime: 11 am  (MLK Student Center)  

University Seminar I & II

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University Seminar I & II Overview The Office of University Studies and First Year Programs provide guidelines and oversight of Delaware State University’s University's Seminar courses. University Seminar is a two semester, general education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success.

Title III Program

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TITLE III PROGRAM OFFICE

Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Thomasson Building, Lower Level
Dover, DE 19901
Main No.:  (302) 857-7350
Fax:  (302) 857-7353
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STRENGTHENING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE The Higher Education Act of 1965 was enacted by Congress in recognition of the need to assure the accessibility of a higher education to a diverse populous.  Its purpose was, and is, to strengthen accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) so they may continue their unique role in educating African-American, educationally disadvantaged and low-income students.  The program enables participating institutions to improve academic quality, strengthen administrative capacity, physical plants, and to establish endowment funds in order to achieve growth and self-sufficiency.  The activities benefit all university students and the educational institution consistent with the University’s strategic plan. Institutions of higher education legally designated as a historically Black college or university, a historically Black graduate institution, or qualified graduate program are the only entities eligible to apply.  The institution must have been established prior to 1964; has a principal mission of educating Black Americans; is legally authorized by the state; and is an accredited or pre-accredited institution. MISSION The Title III Program Office at Delaware State University (DSU) is committed to providing a mechanism for coordinating the activities designed to strengthen programs to retain and prepare students for high demand occupations and graduate study.  Also, it is continuing to strengthen programs, services, and activities in support of the University.  This includes monitoring goal achievement and the attainment of objectives, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and statues, articulating and clarifying the purpose of Title III to activity directors, and preparing and submitting reports to the U.S. Department of Education as required. The Title III programming efforts support the University’s mission of strengthening and improving programs approved by the administration that increase retention and the graduation rate; and, that expand programs that educate undergraduates in the Liberal Arts, professional studies, and technical/scientific arenas in order to provide an education for the people of the State of Delaware, the region, and the world.    TITLE III ACTIVITIES  DSU has been awarded the Title III grants since 1965.  These Federal grant programs have funded millions of dollars of initiatives that fall within the scope of the Legislative Allowable Activities (LAA) as set forth by the United States Department of Education.  The approved activities must impact one or more of the specified “Focus Area Outcomes.”  The categories are as follows:  FOCUS AREA OUTCOMES                     Academic Quality Fiscal Stability Institutional Management Student Services and Outcomes The Title III grants awarded to DSU are given below: HBCU—HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES UNDERGRADUATE GRANT:  1965 – PRESENT HBGI—HISTORICALLY BLACK GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS GRANT:  2009 – PRESENT SAFRA—STUDENT AID AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT GRANT:  2010-PRESENT All Funded Activities are to align with specified goals and objectives in the “University’s Strategic Plan.”  Each grant is awarded in five (5)-year cycles; and, each grant has its yearly application, reporting, and monitoring requirements.  For more information about the Title III Program Office and its programming efforts, contact Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins, Title III Program Coordinator.    
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TITLE III
OPERATIONAL MANUAL
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STAFF

Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins
Title III Program Coordinator
(302) 857-7352
 
Ms. Anita B. Brinkley
Assistant to the Coordinator
(302) 857-7350
 
Ms. Carlene H. Jackson
Title III Program Specialist
(302) 857-7351

REPORTING PROCEDURES AND SUBMISSION DATES:

 

MARC U*STAR Ethics Seminar

     This event takes place between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Science Resource Center (Rm 600) on the 6th flr of the Wm C Jason Library.

     This series is sponsored by the MARC U*STAR grant, funded through the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Dr. Stephen Taylor, staylor@desu.edu.

Catalogs

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  2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 2011-12 Graduate Catalog 2011-2012   Printed copies of these catalogs are not available.  

Mentoring and Advising

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Advisement Outreach Center The Resources You Need are Just One Click Away Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   ADVISING Registration for Students Advising for Undeclared Majors Academic Advising FAQ General Education Info Undergraduate Academic Advising Handbook  Parents and Families Advising Checklist   MENTORING PROGRAM Overview/Mission/Goals University Seminar Peer Mentoring Early Alert System (EAS) Mentor Application   ACADEMIC POLICIES Withdrawal Policy SAP Academic Load Probation, Suspension, Dismissal Class Attendance Policy Adding & Dropping Classes General Probation Full-Time Status Transfer Student Admissions Policies and Procedures FERPA     FORMS Tutor Request Form Change of Major/ Declaration of Minor Financial Aid/ Publications           Other Academic Advisement Centers College of Education Health and Public Policy  Michele Rush Email: mrush@desu.edu Tel: (302) 857-6742   College of Business Lisa Dunning Email: ldunning@desu.edu Tel: (302) 857-6905 Website: http://desu.edu/business/college-business-advisement-center   College of Agriculture and Related Sciences Ahire Smith Email: Aysmith@desu.edu Tel: (302) 857-6473   College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Rhonda Thompson Email: rthompson@desu.edu Tel: (302) 857-6536   College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Jarso Saygbe Tel: (302) 857-6715   RESOURCES National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) International Mentoring Association   Academic Advisor Webinar Series Stress and Time Management from the Advising Perspective Assisting in Making Career Choices Effective Diversity Awareness in the Classroom   Serving all students throughout the DSU campus community.   The Office of Mentoring and Advising support the University's core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community.  
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Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Frances Rogers
Director for the Division of Academic Enrichment/Title III Activity Director
frogers@desu.edu
Office Phone: 302.857.7985

Directors Message

Dr. Sonja J. McCoy
Associate Director for the Office of Mentoring and Advising
sjmccoy@desu.edu
Office Phone: 302.857.7634

Advisement Outreach Center

Mr. Chester Boyd
Academic Support Specialist
cboyd@desu.edu
Jason Library, Rm. 204
Tel: 302.857.7203
Fax: 302.857.7205

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