Advisors’ Resources

small6The Division of Academic Enhancement provides important resources for University students. This page serves as a quick reference for Academic Advisors regarding the DAE. Advisors are encouraged to refer students to DAE for a wide range of academic support services.

Academic Coaching

Beginning in Fall 2017, Academic Coaching will be one of the DAE’s newest services. DAE’s Academic Coaches, accredited by the National Tutoring Association, stand ready to assist students as they confront the rigors of academic coursework, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, metacognition, cultural intelligence, academic self-awareness, and more. We envision these one-on-one, individualized sessions for students seeking continued support post-advisement. Referrals should be made through SAGE. Students can make appointments via TutorTrac.

Learning Support Program

The purpose of the Learning Support Program is to enhance students’ academic competencies in English and mathematics and enable them to achieve success in UGA’s academic environment. Students who are screened as Learning Support will be notified by email and may be placed in either the English and/or the mathematics academic areas within the Learning Support Program.

Placement Testing

Students who take the Department of English’s Placement Test and receive below a 13 on either the rhetoric or mechanics section will be notified by email that they are recommended to take the Writing Sample. Students can complete the Writing Sample at the University Testing Center, and results will be loaded into Athena. Based on the results of the Writing Sample, students will be notified by email with a recommendation to enroll in either ENGL 1101 (Writing Sample score of 3) or UNIV 1115 (Writing Sample score of 2 or below).

Students’ performance on the Department of Math’s ALEKS Placement Exam and/or the Mathematics Exemption Test will determine the DAE’s recommendation for course placement in UNIV 1108 or UNIV 1110. Students will be contacted via email to inform them of their course recommendation.

Resources for International Students

The DAE offers various Resources for International Students who are seeking assistance with writing and speaking. Writing tutoring is one of our most popular services for international students. Students can make appointments by clicking on Writing Center in TutorTrac and  selecting either Graduate or Undergraduate, according to their student classification. ESL Conversation is an opportunity to meet with a native speaker of English to practice English conversation in groups of two or three individuals. Appointments can be made by clicking on Peer Tutoring Program in TutorTrac and then selecting ESL Conversation.

Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops are offered by the DAE each fall and spring semester. These research-based sessions provide a comfortable environment where students can feel free to ask questions and engage with academic coaches, mentors, and peers on a wide range of issues like managing stress, understanding metacognition, selecting a mentor, and working with faculty. Semester schedules can be viewed at the Workshops page as well as at the DAE Calendar.

Tutoring

The Division of Academic Enhancement offers free Tutoring Services through the Academic Resource Center (ARC). At various ARC locations, UGA students can meet with peers who have successfully completed the course being tutored to discuss class content, ask questions, and share study tips and resources. All tutors, as well as the tutoring program as a whole, are accredited through the College Reading and Learning Association which recognizes effective approaches to student learning. The ARC provides tutoring in a variety of formats and services are free for all currently enrolled UGA students. ARC offices and the majority of tutoring services are located in Milledge Hall, but there are multiple opportunities to be tutored in other locations on campus including the Miller Learning Center, the Boyd Science Library, residence halls, Science Learning Center, and online.

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