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Academic Support Center

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Academic Support Center
William C. Jason Library 2nd Floor
Main Office - Room 209
302.857.6385 (phone)
302.857.6386 (fax)

 

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Mission The mission of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is student-centered focused on learning in a safe and inclusive environment which offers both instructional and educational services in and out of the classroom; and support students’ cognitive skills development to achieve their full academic potential.  We are committed to students learning the essential competencies that apply across the DSU curriculum, and building beneficial university relationships that positively impact their retention and graduation. Adopted May 10, 2013 Vision As one of DSU’s comprehensive resources for student learning, our vision is to expand our services to the entire student body and assist them in becoming independent learners, critical thinkers, and self-advocates; who ultimately rely on their strengths and abilities to master intellectual and lifelong learning after graduation. Adopted May 10, 2013 A Message from the Director The Academic Support Center (ASC) is one of the offices within the Division of Academic Enrichment that provides quality academic services and programs that help you become an active and independent learner while pursuing your DSU degree. Our staff is actively engaged and committed to helping every student prepare, advance, and excel in their academic performance by offering the following: Credit-bearing Academic Enrichment Courses Tutorial Center and Drop-In Computer Lab Office of Student Accessibility Services Staying-On-Course Program Supplemental Instruction Program Quantitative Reasoning Center Drop-In Writing Studio Go Hornets! Academic Support Center Staff Quantitative Reasoning Center  Dr. Sharon Smith, Instructional Specialist  Office-Library Room 212A  302.857.6396  stsmith@desu.edu Students can drop in during the hours posted on the door each semester for quantitative reasoning tutoring and support.  We encourage all students to sign up for out Think Tank sessions where we'll be discussing topics such as the cost of missing one class; what would our economy look like if we stop minting the penny, Title Loans (Yea or Nay), class action lawsuits, etc.  Stop by, click here or check out E-news for a complete schedule. Staying-On-Course Program (SOC)  Cindy Seto-Friel, Coordinator  Library Room 214  302.857.7840  cfriel@desu.edu Students on Academic Probation or Readmitted Suspension are required to participate in the staying on course program that will promote their return to Academic Good Standing. For further information, click here. Office of Student Accessibility Services  Roberta C. Durrington,  Student Accessibility Services Coordinator  Office-Library Room 218  302.857.7304  rdurrington@desu.edu Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations to address their specific needs.  Students, who are struggling with understanding coursework while demonstrating solid effort, may ask for a consultation, and/or outside referral for an in-depth evaluation.  Students with temporary disabilities may also apply for services. With key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to building if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services.  For further information, click here. Supplemental Instruction Program (SI) Anna Cortese, Coordinator Office-Library Room 213 302.857.6387 afisher@desu.edu Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers weekly study sessions to students taking "historically” difficult courses. SI participants meet with their leader and classmates outside of class to discuss challenging concepts and develop study strategies. They develop a better understanding of course content and learn how to effectively test themselves. For further information, click here. Tutoring Center  Jackye Fountain, Coordinator  Library Room 206, Office-Library 206 A  302.857.6389  jfountain@desu.edu Students may sign up for a tutor for various courses across the curriculum. Tutors will schedule appointments in the library at the convenience of the student. For further information, click here. Drop-In Computer Lab  Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist       Library Rooms 205 and 206, Office-Library Room 206A  302.857.6389  jfountain@desu.edu Students sit at state of the art computers to work on classroom assignments, PowerPoint presentations and various assignments.  Students must have a current pass code from DSU's Computing Office.  For further information, click here. Drop-In Writing Studio  Jean Gilroy, Coordinator       Library Room 205, Office-Library Room 207  302.857.7540  jgilroy@desu.edu Students come for assistance with writing assignment in English and across the curriculum. For further information, click here. Academic Enrichment Courses The Academic Support Center also supports students enrolled in Academic Enrichment Courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading and University Seminar. For further information, click here.      
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Cassandra Green, Ed.D., Director
William C. Jason Library
Room 214 A & B
302.857.6388 (phone)
cgreen@desu.edu

Advising for Undeclared Majors

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No Major? No Problem! Still trying to figure out what you want to be "when you grow up"? It seems like some people were born knowing what they wanted to do in life. But for many students, choosing a major and a career path is an agonizing prospect. Of course, choosing a major is a big decision in your life. But it doesn’t have to be stressful. DSU will help you. Relax…But Don’t Procrastinate We encourage students to declare majors by the end of their first year. DSU will guide you through the process to help you arrive at a comfortable decision. And don’t forget, you’re not locked in. You can change your mind. Professional academic advisors are available during office hours to talk to you about majors in their departments. A Major is Not Forever The fact is, most college students change majors at least once—including those people who knew what they were going to do! People follow different paths in finding a major. Some choose a subject that is their passion in life. Some develop a passion by getting an interesting part-time or summer job. Others choose a major that they believe will bring financial security. There is no one right way. Let Yourself Dream Deciding on a major requires some self-reflection—and imagination. Make a list of your skills, hobbies, dreams, things that inspire you, and people that inspire you. Think about what motivates you. Think about ways to make a contribution to society. Imagine yourself doing the unimaginable—from public speaking, to flying, to discovering a medical breakthrough. Someone has to do it—why not you?  My Dream Job is Out There—But Where? Undecided students often say, "I know there must be great jobs out there that I would enjoy, but I don’t know what they are." With a few clicks, you can read about hundreds of fascinating jobs, many of which you’ve probably never thought about. For example: Career Services welcomes the opportunity in assisting you in realizing your full potential, interests, abilities, and academic experiences. Such a realization is essential in the process of selecting the career opportunity which will best provide personal growth and professional development. The College Board’s Career Browser has a Major and Career Profiles site with an overview of dozens of careers, including required skills, expected wages, and job demand. Are you willing to write reports? Work outside? Work under a deadline? These are questions that will help you think about what kind of work you’ll enjoy and be well suited for. For more detailed descriptions of careers, browse the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook. Job listings include working conditions, training and education needed, and job market outlook. The Princeton Review's site, Taking the Mystery Out of Majors, has a feature that describes each field of study and then lists related fields you might also enjoy, with a sample curriculum for each and "Fun Facts." Princeton's Creating Your Career Path has smart ideas for figuring out what you want to do, step by step. Other jobs sites include jobprofiles.org, Job Hunter's Bible and MonsterTrak's Major to Career Converter. These sites can help you identify a few fields that sound intriguing, so you can take courses in those fields. Map Your Course with DSU At DSU, you will have a special academic advisor to help you explore your options. Students with the "undecided major" designation receive academic advisement in the Office of Mentoring, and Advising (OMA) until they declare a major in an academic department. All DSU students, regardless of their majors, take courses in General Education courses. These include a wide variety of introductory courses. The coursework will help you identify fields you might want to pursue. In addition, you will take a special section of University Seminar to help identify your skills and goals. You can pursue numerous strategies for mapping your course at DSU. Perhaps you can work on two or three minors, with the goal of choosing one as a major and minoring in the others. If you just can’t decide between two majors, you can choose to pursue a double major degree. Employers Like Explorers Don't be afraid to explore a wide variety of courses. The experience of gaining a deep and broad education is enriching, regardless of where life takes you. Additionally, many students eventually wind up in fields not directly related to their major, whether in graduate school or in a job. In fact, many employers look for job applicants who are widely educated and can master a range of tasks.
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Staff Profile

Frances T. Rogers
Director
Administration Bldg. Rm. 215
302.857.7985
302.857.7979 (FAX)
frogers@desu.edu

Dr. Sonja Jackson-McCoy
Associate Director
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7226
sjmccoy@desu.edu

Raymond Lee
Interim
Academic Support
Service Specialist
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7203
rlee@desu.edu

Advisement Outreach Center
Jason Library, Rm. 204
302.857.7203

 

Student Activities for Mass Communications

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  The Mass Communications Society provides students the opportunity to participate in school government as well as provide student access to alumni and mentor programs. The Mass Comm Society also provides students with opportunities for professional and career development and encourages relationships with alumni through mentorship programs and social gatherings. PRSSA, the Public Relations Student Society of America, is the student arm of the professional organization, Public Relations Society of America, and is a place for students to meet and network with working professionals. The campus chapter also sponsors resume writing and interviewing workshops. SPJ, the Society of Professional Journalists provides harmonious relationships between students and professional broadcast and print journalists. NABJ, the National Association of Black Journalists provides students with the opportunity to interact with Black professional journalists and to insure the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of aspiring journalists. DSU Radio (Channel 15) gives students the chance to initiate and further their creative and technical potential in the radio medium. The award-winning, student-run station broadcasts news, music, sports, including play-by-play coverage of DSU athletic events, and other informative and entertaining programs. Hornet Vision (Channel 16) is the student-operated cable television station. Students have an opportunity to receive studio and field instruction in television and to expand their creative abilities in television by working with student-produced television programs. Students have the choice of working in programming, production, advertising, or technical support. DSU Speaks is the student-run and produced weekly television news magazine that offers students hands-on experience in production, as well as stage management and audio assistance. The Black Broadcasters Alliance provides a means of expressing the needs of students to owners and practitioners in the broadcasting industry. Lambda Pi Eta is a nationally recognized honor society for Mass Communications majors. The honor society is open to all declared Mass Communications majors who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours, have maintained a 3.25 GPA in departmental courses, and have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall. The Daily Hornet Online allows students to operate a daily online news service. Students create and maintain a web site for campus, local, statewide, national, and international news.

HBCU-UP SMILE Project

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  The HBCU-UP Project Mission "To increase the number of students graduating in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines at DSU and to provide them with the quality preparation necessary to transition successfully into the STEM workforce or to attain advanced STEM degrees.”   Did you know? HBCU-UP stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program. It is a nationally-recognized program funded by the National Science Foundation, geared towards enriching the education of students attending HBCU’s and pursuing careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM) disciplines. At DSU, these majors include:  Biology/Forensic Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics/Pre-Engineering.   The SMILE Project The Science and Math Initiative for Learning Enrichment (SMILE) Project is a unique program exclusive to DSU STEM students. The project involves several components which enhance your academic success and involvement at DSU. SMILE sponsors your New Student Orientation for STEM majors and your STEM Training Camp. The project is also at the heart of your Learning Communities. SMILE sponsors your Peer Mentors and Peer Leaders, and gives you the opportunity to participate in Undergraduate Research at Delaware State University. Your success at DSU is only a SMILE away!   About the HBCU-UP Project The HBCU-UP Project is designed to support students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math with academics, financial and social support. This free program is funded by the National Science Foundation and Delaware State University.   Programs include: tutoring, mentoring, research and internship opportunities, career services and a state of the art computer lab exclusively for the use of students in science, technology and mathematics.   Questions or Comments? To request more information: HBCU-UP Program c/o Dr. Mazen Shahin Delaware State University 1200 North Dupont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901   Ph: 302-857-7055 Fx: 302-857-7054 Email: mshahin@desu.edu      **Apply now for the Scholarship in Mathematics and Science (SIMS) - Open to incoming freshmen to the College.** Two (2) years of support to students who meet eligibility requirements.         Back to College Homepage   (c) Copyright 2011 DSU CMNST Dover, Delaware 19901. All rights reserved.      
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HBCU-UP Project Highlights


  • Free Summer Training Camp for STEM Freshmen
  • Peer mentoring
  • Freshman Learning Communities
  • Career counseling
  • Undergraduate research opportunities ($4,000 per year in stipends)
  • Assistance in applying to graduate schools
  • Opportunities to become a peer mentor/leader 

Staff Profile


Dr. Harry L. Williams
Principal Investigator
 
Project Director
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Co-Principal Investigator
 
Project Coordinator
 
 

External Advisory Board Members


Dr. Richard Guarasci
Dr. Teck-Kah Lim
Dr. F.M. Ross Armbrecht, Jr.
Dr. Randolph J. Guschl
Dr. Michael I. Vaughan
Mr. Malik J. Stewart

Resources


 

STEM Orientation/Training Camp Registration Form

Incoming Freshmen Checklist

Undergraduate Research Program

 

 

Center for Teaching and Learning

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 The Center is located on the 2nd Floor of Conwell Hall. Our office is open from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

(302) 857-6140 (office)
(302) 857-7536 (fax)

"Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not so sure of his own correctness will learn many things" - Palestinian Proverb

 

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Welcome to the Center for Teaching and Learning! (Located in Conwell Hall 2nd Floor) The Center for Teaching and Learning has as its principal mission the improvement of teaching and learning across all disciplines.  CTL creates opportunities for university faculty to strengthen teaching efforts through research-based methodologies, professional development experiences, advanced studies and assessment practices that lead to improved teaching and student learning.  We operate as part of the University’s Title III Grant. Title III is a federal government assistance program given to historically Black colleges and Universities. Title III assures equity in educational opportunities for all students.  CTL works in conjunction with the Title III office to assure that university faculty are equipped with the tools and resources needed to enrich their teaching in order to increase student learning. All expenditures submitted by the Center to the Title III office must be allowable under federal guidelines. _______________________________________________________________________________ Join us for Teaching Chats Conversations about Teaching and Learning Have you ever needed another fellow teacher to talk to about classroom challenges, redesigning your course or new teaching ideas? Beginning on October 28, join us for our first, monthly, Teaching Chat session. These sessions will focus on candid, informal conversations about teaching and learning for faculty. Facilitation of these conversations will be conducted by master teachers from DSU faculty.       TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18    EACH Session begins at 11 AM  CONWELL HALL 1ST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM   Helpful Tips! Promotion & Tenure Tip Sheet September 2, 2014 Spring 2015 P&T Workshop - TBA     Mini Grants Innovative Teaching Grant Research Grants         Professional Conference   Travel Travel Procedures Travel Authorization Form Travel Summary Report       Teaching Assistance for Faculty Classroom Observations by request One-on-One Teaching Consultations Peer-to-Peer  Consultations Teaching Manual (DRAFT) Contact the Center for further information. Professional Development Series Blackboard Classroom             MADE CLEAR Grant MD and DE MADE CLEAR Initiative                      
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Dates & Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"Educating ALL Students" Workshop
Office of Student Accessibility Services & Counseling Services
Time: 11:00 am - 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, September 18, 2014
"Using Blackboard" Workshop
The Learning Technologies Office
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
”BANNER – Faculty Services” Workshop
Office of the Registrar
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
”Book Adoption & Ordering” Workshop
Follett Higher Education Group
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

 Thursday, October 2, 2014
”Academic Alert System” Workshop
Office of Mentoring & Advising
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 9, 2014
“Academic Advising” Workshop
Office of Mentoring & Advising
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – EH 109

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
”10th Annual Mini Grant” Presentations
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Student Center – Parlor C

Thursday, October 23, 2014
”Rubrics & Grading Student Work” Workshop
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Thursday, November 6, 2014
”I>Clickers” Workshop
Dr. Tomasz Smolinski
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
”Flipped Classrooms” Workshop
Dr. Andrew Lloyd
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
”Integrative Learning Opportunities” Workshop
Dr. Phyllis Collins
Time: 11:00 am – 11:50 am Conwell Hall Multipurpose Room 
 

THE CENTER FOR TEACHING & LEARNING LEADERSHIP


Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens, Director
rlykens@desu.edu 

 

Dr. Rebecca Fox-Lykens

                                                                                                                      

Law Studies Program and Minor

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PREPARING FOR A CAREER IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION AT DSU The purpose of the Law Studies Program is to prepare students for a career in the legal profession, whether it be as an attorney, judge, paralegal, or other position related to the field of law.  To this end, the Law Studies Program offers the following services for students: --Information on law schools, including catalogs and applications; --A library of law texts, a computer lab, and a classroom for use by students in the program; --A Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Preparation Course, which is available in the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy; --LSAT registration books and fee waiver applications; --Funding to attend the annual Law School Forum in New York, where selected students can visit with law school personnel and attend information sessions on financial aid and the admissions process; --Letters of recommendation to those applying for admission to law school; --Assistance with internship placements dealing with the legal profession; --Sponsoring events such as the Law Day forums, speakers, and debates on legal controversies; --Advising on the best courses to take to prepare for law school and careers in the field.   Beginning in Fall 2005, the Law Studies Program has offered a Minor in Law Studies.  The minor includes a total of 21 credits selected from courses available in five different departments.  The curriculum for the minor is as follows:   REQUIRED COURSES (18 Credits) POLS 307: Constitutional Law/Political Science POLS 308: Civil Liberties/Political Science ACCT 302: Business Law/Accounting SCCJ 315: Criminal Law/Sociology PHIL 206: Logic/Philosophy ENGL 311: Advanced Composition/English ELECTIVE COURSES (3 credits) ACCT 402: Business Law II/Accounting PHIL 101: Critical Thinking/Philosophy SPSC 471: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation/Sport Management   For further information, please contact Dr. Samuel B. Hoff, Law Studies Program Director, at either of the locations below: Law Studies Program Office, Conrad Hall 215, 857-7617 ETV 213, 857-6633, shoff@desu.edu

Philosophy (Minor Only)

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Curriculum for Theatre Arts Minor

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  All students who select a minor in Theatre Arts must complete the following requirements: Theatre Arts Minor 01-107 Creative Dramatics   01-109 Acting I   01-111 Movement and Non-Verbal Communication   01-313 Play Production I   01-320 Play Production II   Other courses may be substituted with the approval of the department  

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