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Academic Enrichment Courses

The Academic Support Center offers courses in the areas of Reading and Learning Strategies to help students become independent, self-confident, and efficient learners. (Basic skills courses in Math and Writing are offered in the Departments of Mathematics and English, respectively.) Reading Lab is designed to develop and strengthen students’ reading comprehension skills and vocabularies. Lectures, text, visual aids, tapes, and computer software are utilized to improve techniques. Students are assigned to Reading Lab based on their skills levels when entering Delaware State University.  This course carries three institutional credits and does not count towards graduation. Learning Strategies for Academic Success covers a variety of topics including accelerative learning, learning styles, time management, memory techniques, textbook and lecture note-taking strategies, and test-taking skills. Organization is stressed. This course carries three elective credits which count toward meeting graduation requirements and is included in the Grade Point Average (G.P.A.). The Academic Support Center also offers University Seminar for Undeclared Majors and Project Success students.  It 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.  Academic skills are developed through critical reading, thinking, listening, writing, speaking, using the library, the Internet, and word processing. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues facing students in college life and career experiences. Values clarification, coping with peer pressures, wellness, nutrition, and health are addressed. Opportunities are provided for self-examination through assessment of career possibilities and basic learning, including time management, note-taking and problem solving. Important goals of this course are to know the history of the University, to feel connected to the University, and to have a common educational experience with other freshmen. This course is one credit each semester and is included in the G.P.A.    



Cindy Seto-Friel

Cindy Seto-Friel
Technician &
Adjunct Coordinator

William C. Jason Library
Room 214
302.857.6386 (fax)





Academic Enrichment



Phyllis Brooks-Collins
Executive Director
William C. Jason Library, Room 200

Monday - Friday, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Phone: 302.857.7200  
Fax: 302.857.7202
Greetings from the Executive Director! Welcome to the Division of Academic Enrichment Website. As our name suggests, our goal is to enrich and support the undergraduate learning experience at the university. The function of the division is to provide continuous identification, intervention, monitoring and follow-up of all students to ensure student's success. We work in collaboration with academic departments and student life units across the university to develop programs and activities that impact retention and graduation of our students. The division is composed of the following offices which offer a variety of programs: Academic Support Center, Mentoring and Advising, Testing Services, McNair Scholars and the University Studies and First Year Programs. Please explore our website and become familiar with our services listed. We look forward to serving you.   Mission The Division of Academic Enrichment follows the mission to proactively retain students in an environment of warmth and caring through a variety of programs, activities, strategic methodologies and delivery modes. Each student is to be valued as a customer who is worthy of consideration and respect in a wholesome, safe and satisfying environment while pursuing a higher education and ultimately, a satisfying career. The Division offers Academic Support Services in the following areas: Enrichment Courses: Reading Lab, Learning Strategies, University Seminar Tutoring Center Disability Services Staying-on-Course Drop-in Labs: Writing, Math, Computer Supplemental Instruction (SI)  


Academic Enrichment Research

Retention Report