Academic Support Center
The mission of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is to assist and empower students to achieve academic success.
ASC Areas of Focus
This is accomplished by providing quality resources and staff to meet student needs. The ASC's academic coaching; individual and group tutoring; workshops; classes; and presentations assist students to develop the necessary skills to achieve their academic goals.
To accomplish this goal the ASC seeks to empower students by assisting them in developing the skills and confidence necessary to succeed in an academic environment. The ASC will also seek to hire, train and retrain qualified students as peer tutors and advisors who will deliver individual and group tutoring; classes; and services for all students.
The ASC will continue to strengthen our working partnership with faculty, advisors, and staff in support of students' academic success. We will provide a positive and professional environment for collaboration; expand campus awareness of the ASC and our services; and develop and share our expertise.
The ASC will Assist Students:
The ASC will Empower Students:
The ASC will collaborate with our DTC Partners:
Academic Support Center Guiding Principles
ASC is student centered: The ASC is committed to maximizing our resources to deliver services to the greatest number of students.
ASC assists students to achieve their academic and personal success: We realize that if students are to enjoy academic, social, and personal success, they must believe in themselves, be actively engaged in their learning, and see the connection between what students learn today and who they want to become tomorrow.
ASC supports ongoing professional and paraprofessional staff development and training: Professional and paraprofessional staff members participate in ongoing training.
ASC engages in ongoing evaluation and assessment: The ASC's programs and services are evaluated in an ongoing basis using student satisfaction surveys as the primary assessment instruments. We value student opinions and we work hard to ensure student satisfaction based on our policies, procedures and available resources.
On-line Tutoring (Smarthinking, E-Learning Express)
8:00 AM-6:00 PM
8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Closed on Fridays
Mrs. Shannon Williams, Center Director, Smith Hall-Building 025, 803.793.5231
PLATO Lab: PLATO is a provider of high-value, comprehensive online solutions. It supports students and faculty in each stage o their educational endeavors with a focus on student achievement and educational success. PLATO learning offers a solution for any educational need. The PLATO Lab is located in Building 025, Smith Hall.