Our Mission: Your Success! Resources and Support Programs to Ensure Student Success in the UD College of Arts and Sciences
From Alison Gondos
Find out how you can use the expansive list of resources and support programs offered at the University of Delaware! When it comes to student success, the vast resources available in the College of Arts and Sciences are second to none. Our team recognizes the needs of students and ensures they are met through free services such as our writing, math and tutoring centers. Finally, when it comes time to write your resume, apply for an internship or find post-graduate job, our career services team and alumni mentors have you covered!
Resource and support staff join student panelists to guide viewers through some of the biggest questions faced by prospective students and their families, including:
- Is tutoring free for students? What resources are free?
- Does my department have an Alumni Advisory Board? How are they utilized?
- What is UD Career Services? When do I engage with them?
- What is the UD Writing Center? What can I use it for?
- What resources are available to students studying mathematical or biological sciences?
- What is the Mathematical Sciences Learning Laboratory (MSLL) and how can I use it?
The following "quick access" guide provides timestamps, questions and links related to specific topics for your convenience:
A general introduction of the program, Our Mission: Your Success! - Learning Beyond the Classroom, including how students can participate. The workshop panel for this event includes Alison Gondos, an academic program manager for the CAS Undergraduate Academic Services office, Nichole Hitchner, career counselor in the UD Career Center; Chris Volker, associate director of the UD Writing Center; Dr. Murray Johnston, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences; Carly Meluney, an academic program manager with NUCLEUS; Emily Stuebing, a UD student majoring in biology with minors in genetic counseling, English and Spanish, and Olivia Harriman, a UD student majoring in biology who works in the UD Writing Center. Information is shared about the college’s expansive offerings when it comes to majors, minors, study abroad programs, research centers, faculty members and special programming. Students also learn about the advising team in CAS and how to connect with them.
Chris Volker shares details about the UD Writing Center, where it is located and how students can access it for resources, tutoring opportunities and more. UD student Olivia shares what students might experience when visiting the Writing Center.
Nichole Hitcher shares what the UD Career Center offers for students when it comes to resources. She also shares when might be a good time for students to contact the Career Center for help and how to use UD Handshake to find jobs and internships. Ca
Carly Meluney discusses other resources available to students, specifically through UD’s NUCLEUS program.
UD student Emily discusses her experiences with NUCLEUS.
Because all students within the College of Arts and Sciences generally take some courses within math and science, Dr. Johnston shares details on the resources available to students in these programs, classes and majors.
Dr. Johnston shares how teaching assistants (TAs) help students and provide an additional level of support. UD student Emily shares perspective from her time working in an on-campus lab.
Panelists share information regarding writing centers, tutoring services, public speaking practice services and more, including details around appointment scheduling, getting connected and availability.
Panelists share details on the location of student services across campus, how to access them virtually and how to schedule appointments whether you are on-campus or off.
36:20-End of video
Audience and Panel Q&A
Q&A highlights include:
36:45 - “Are there fees for tutors?”
37:30 - “Who do I go to first if I am struggling in class -- a teacher, a tutor or who?”
40:20 - “How do I access the assistance I need to be successful if I have a known or documented disability?”
41:40 - “If I am having a trouble with an essay or writing work in class, can I go to the Writing Center regardless of what class it is in?”