Student Success Programs

At the College of Engineering and Computer Science we are committed to the success of each individual. It is a commitment that is found not only in our classrooms, but also in the programs and experiences that we provide to our students. These opportunities support our students’ development in the academic, personal, and professional skills that are critical for success and leadership in today’s society.

The Academic Excellence Workshop (AEW) is geared toward achieving success in courses in engineering and math. AEW sessions are peer-facilitated, one-credit, pass/fail courses designed to supplement the instruction in many first and second year courses. Students are able to register for these classes during the course add period via MySlice.

Participants not only leave with superb understanding of the material, but also with new organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills. The Academic Excellence Workshop is an excellent opportunity to meet your peers and establish new study groups as you learn essential course material.

AEW Calendar

In addition to Academic Excellence Workshops, the College is committed to offering a number of different resources to ensure student success. There are a number of ways that students can find help with academic coursework.

Peer Office Hours

Peer office hours are available Sunday through Thursday to help all engineering and computer science students with their coursework in calculus and other fundamental engineering courses supported by the AEW program.

Peer Office Hours

Math Support

There are number of math clinics available to help students through their coursework in calculus and other math disciplines.

Math Clinics

Physics Support

The Physics department offers help for coursework through the Physics Clinic.

Group Tutoring Support

The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) provides and facilitates academic support services, including free small-group tutoring for many courses each semester.  A current list of courses and sign-up information can be found here.

Tutoring Support

The College of Engineering and Computer Science sponsors a limited number of hours of tutoring for courses where there is not an AEW or CLASS Group Tutoring support.  Students interested in obtaining tutoring sponsorship should complete the following form as indicated.

Why Success Coaching?

Sometimes students get stuck in the learning process. They can’t find the right strategy to move to the next level in their educational process. Sometimes they lack information; sometimes they lose focus or can’t clarify their goals; sometimes they can’t find the resources they need or are unaware of resources that will help them make progress.

When students get stuck in their pursuit of a college degree, a Success Coach can help them discover the steps they need to take to start moving forward, help accelerate changes for students, and help them identify and overcome limitations and obstacles to effectively realize their dreams.

Success Coaching is a unique, specialized service, geared towards helping individuals reach their maximum education potential. Students meet with coaches often, sometimes weekly, on a one‐to‐one basis, setting goals for the week and semester while developing the skills needed to achieve those goals in the most efficient manner. Coaches provide skills training based on the needs of each individual student and refer students to subject‐specific tutors and other support services when needed. This service is not for help in specific subject content but for improvement of strategies that improve academic performance.

For more information visit the Student Success Center in 121 Link Hall or call 315-443-2582.