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The Academic Success Resources website is a centralized guide for students to identify available resources for academic success at Centre College. Click on each option to view the specific resource.


Academic Advising

 

Academic advisors at Centre play a significant role in student success by helping students take an active role in their own education and goal-setting, fostering an understanding of the nature and benefits of a liberal arts education, encouraging academic exploration, and encouraging life-long learning and illuminating possibilities for the future. An academic advisor serves as a “faculty mentor” who eases a student’s adjustment to college by helping to bring needed information together and directing students to other resources on campus.

Ultimately, the advising relationship at Centre is more than simply following checklists and completing forms:  it is a mentoring relationship that advances individual development, supports the curricular and co-curricular program at Centre, and plays a vital role in the current and future success of Centre students.

Students should see their advisor to:

  1.  Discuss any problems (academic, social, personal) which may affect academic performance
  2.  Select courses for the upcoming term and be cleared for registration
  3.  Alert advisor to any changes in courses following registration
  4.  Discuss academic progress in current courses
  5.  Declare a major or change a major or minor
  6.  Discuss postgraduate and/or career plans
  7.  Seek advice to improve academic skills or personal development.  Students may also contact the Assistant Dean for Advising to discuss academic improvement strategies.

See our website for additional information.

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Assistive Technologies

 

Finding the proper technology to help an individual with a particular need is important and why we work closely with Academic Affairs to determine what will work best. This is arranged on a case-by-case basis.  For more information or additional assistance, contact Mary Gulley, mary.gulley@centre.edu in Academic Affairs or Kristi Burch, kristi.burch@centre.edu in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Centre Counseling

 

Free, completely confidential mental health counseling is provided to currently enrolled Centre students by Centre Counseling located in the Parsons Center with Student Health.  Students seek support for a variety of issues, include stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, sexual assault, family issues, eating problems, discrimination, grief, conflict, sexual orientation or gender identity, adjustment to college and more.  To schedule your first appointment, email counseling@centre.edu or click on our website. After hours, a counseling crisis line is available by calling 859-238-5740.

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Center for Career and Professional Development

 

We are here to help students connect their academic work to career success.  Our career counselors can help you choose your major, explore careers related to your major, and find internships that can supplement and build upon your coursework.  For more information about how we can help, or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor, call 859-238-5283 or email us at careers@centre.edu.

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Disability Services

 

Support services for students with need for academic accommodations is coordinated by the Assistant Dean for Advising.  Accommodations for students with physical disabilities are coordinated by both the Assistant Dean for Advising and the Student Life Office. Students who need disability accommodations submit appropriate documentation and are counseled individually to determine appropriate accommodations and identify resources.  More information about disability services is available on our website and in the College Catalog.

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ESL and International Student Services Support 

 

Centre College welcomes students from around the country and the world. The unique perspectives international and multilingual students bring enrich our campus community. To aid students whose primary language is not English, the ESL and International Student Services Support Specialist provides help with homework, presentations, projects, essays, pronunciation, grammar, and cultural adjustment.

Karen Tubb is the ESL and International Student Services Support Specialist, who helps students with concerns ranging from academic to socializing. She provides help with homework, presentations, projects, essays, pronunciation, grammar, and cultural adjustment. Her office is in Young 128. For more information about her office hours or to set up an appointment, please contact Karen Tubb at karen.tubb@centre.edu or 859-691-0333. View our website.

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Extended Orientation

 

All first year students will be enrolled in a section of EXO 001: Extended Orientation.  Extended Orientation is a course that meets 1 day per week and provides information about how to succeed academically at Centre.  In order to successfully complete the course, students must attend all class sessions and complete all assignments.  For more information, students are encouraged to refer to the extended orientation syllabus available via the Extended Orientation Moodle Course (which will become available approximately 1 week prior to the first day of classes), or contact Alycia Tidrick in the Academic Dean’s Office, alycia.tidrick@centre.edu, 859-238-5341.

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Library Resources

 

Librarians work with you to find resources, evaluate sources, and cite these materials for your projects. If the library does not hold the material you need, use our interlibrary loan service. The library is also the place to check out books, chargers, laptops, and films. For all of these services, and any other questions you have about the library, contact your librarian at library@centre.edu.

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Our office provides mentoring, programming, and resources for all faculty, staff, and students on the topics around diversity and inclusion, including the many affinity, cultural, and religious groups represented on campus. Faculty and staff should contact Dr. Andrea Abrams, andrea.abrams@centre.edu, 859.238.5267, Old Centre 206. Students should contact Ashley Oliver, Ashley.oliver@centre.edu, 859.238.6520, Intercultural Suite.

The Intercultural Suite, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, is open to all faculty, staff, and students. The Suite has casual seating, a board table, computers, whiteboards, and a library for campus use. For questions about the Intercultural Suite, contact Ashley Oliver.

Diversity and Inclusion Feedback Form may be used to provide feedback on diversity and inclusion efforts in campus programming, offices, or departments. The form may be submitted anonymously, or you may provide your contact information if you desire follow up from some in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Complete the form here.

To report a bias incident, use our Bias Incident Reporting Form. The form may be submitted anonymously, or you may provide your contact information if you desire follow up from some in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Complete the form here.

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Proctoring

 

Test proctoring is available by reservation only for students who need testing accommodations or for students needing a make-up test, as requested by a professor.  Professors (only) make testing reservations on-line at least 48 hours prior to testing. Automatic e-mail reminders go to the professor and student once the reservation form is completed. Hours of operation  are  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (closed 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm).

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Tutoring

If you don’t see a specific tutoring program listed, please talk to your professor.

 

  • Chemistry Tutoring
    Student chemistry tutors work to help you understand concepts and solve problems in general and organic chemistry. General chemistry tutors are available for CHE 117, 131, 132, and 135. Organic chemistry tutors are available for CHE 241 and 242. Tutors have drop-in evening hours during the long semesters; times are posted on Moodle or you can contact Dr. Erin Wachter, the tutor coordinator, at erin.wachter@centre.edu
  • Computer Science
    The computer science program organizes regular tutoring for CSC courses staffed by upper-level computer science majors.  Tutoring is offered Sunday through Thursday nights for an hour each night during the semester.  Your class instructor can provide the exact days, hours, and location of the tutoring sessions.  If you have questions about the tutoring, you can contact Dr. Dave Toth, the tutor coordinator, at david.toth@centre.edu.
  • Latin and Greek Tutoring
    Regular tutoring is available for all levels of Latin and Greek language courses, staffed by upper-level Latin and Greek students. Typically tutoring is offered Sunday and Thursday nights during the semester. Your class instructor can provide the exact days, hours, and location of the tutoring sessions. 

  • Math Tutoring
    To help our math students succeed, the math program offers study sessions for MAT 110, 130, 165, 185, and 171.  Study sessions are scheduled on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings.  For time and location, please see your specific course syllabus or contact your professor.
  • Music Theory Tutoring
    Student music theory tutors work to help you develop your abilities in music theory and musicianship courses. Tutors are available for MUS 110, 120, 121, 220 and some upper-level classes.  Contact Dr. Larry Bitensky, the tutor coordinator, at larry.bitensky@centre.edu 
  • Physics Program
    The physics program organizes regular tutoring for PHY 110, 210, and 230, staffed by upper-level physics majors.  Typically tutoring is offered Sunday through Thursday nights during the semester.  Your class instructor can provide the exact days, hours, and location of the tutoring sessions. 
  • Psychology Tutoring
    Student Teaching Assistants (TA’s) work with a variety of courses and offer office hours, review sessions, and can also provide 1-on-1 tutoring. Typically, PSY 110, PSY 210, and PSY 295 have TA’s. If your course does not have a TA and you would like a tutor to be available, please contact Jennifer Goetz, jennifer.goetz@centre.edu or your instructor. 
  • Spanish Program
    The Spanish Program offers tutoring for students taking any level Spanish class. Centre students can drop in from Sunday-Thursday 7-9 in Crounse 468. Contact Professor Laura Chinchilla, laura.chinchilla@centre.edu for questions.

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Writing Center

 

Come to The Writing Center for help with your papers. Student consultants will provide aid ​and constructive feedback for any writing assignment, in any class, at any phase of the writing process. Regardless of whether it’s a formal or informal paper, a first draft or second draft or not-even-close-to-a-draft, consultants will work with you to flesh out your ideas, fine-tune your thesis statement, organize your paragraphs, and/or look at your sentence mechanics. 

The Writing Center is located on the lower level of Crounse, right below the library. No appointment is necessary—consultations generally last between 20-40 minutes with the last appointment usually taken about 20-30 minutes before closing time.

Check your email at the start of term for finalized hours (or drop by our location), but we are usually open:

  • Sundays: 7pm-11pm
  • Mondays-Thursdays: 2pm-4pm & 7pm-11pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays: closed

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