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Integrated Academic Support Services

Integrated Academic Support Services and Advisement is one of the focus areas of University College. We provide 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:

Quantitative Reasoning Center

Our mission is to help improve the persistence and success of students in math courses ranging from Developmental Math to Calculus I using a holistic approach to tutorial sessions rather than a “quick fix – just give me the answer” session.  Tutors work with students to reinforce class concepts utilizing multiple learning strategies and applying study/note-taking skills and test-taking strategies.

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Our mission is to increase student persistence and success in historically difficult courses by providing a collaborative peer learning environment that improves understanding of subject content, fosters critical thinking, and strengthens study skills.

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Tutorial Center

Our mission is to provide students with a holistic approach to tutorial sessions rather than a “quick fix – just give me the answer” session.  Tutors work with students to reinforce class concepts utilizing multiple learning strategies and applying study/note-taking skills and test-taking strategies.

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Writing Studio

Our mission is to help improve the writing skills of students, both undergraduate and graduate, in any course across the curriculum. 

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Computer Labs

Computer labs, located in the Tutorial Center and Writing Studio, are available to all students to be used for academic assignments and professional pursuits.

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Academic Programs and Workshops

University College offers academic programs and workshops throughout the semester. These programs are open to all students here at DSU and are designed to assist with some of the common challenges that college students face, as well as build upon our students’ existing strengths.

Staying-On-Course Program

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. 

Credit-Bearing Courses

University College offers the following courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading, and University Seminar. 

University College Advisement

Each of our University College Advisors works closely with DSU’s other five colleges. By remaining up to date on all programs and procedures within each college, we can ensure our undecided students will be advised according to their areas of interest. We also help advise students on academic probation and students requiring accessibility services.

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