Our Mission:

Student Academic Services believes in empowering students. We encourage all students who work with us to engage intellectually, socially and emotionally; set personally rewarding goals, manage themselves, and the demands of college life. We believe that all students benefit from mentoring and supportive relationships, therefore we strive to empower students by facilitating active involvement in their education and meaningful connections to peers, professors, and the campus community.


The following academic services are available to students free of charge:

Academic Counseling/Coaching:

Students who meet for academic coaching will be connected in a team effort with Academic Services, their professors, faculty advisor, and other essential college resources to assist them in identifying and achieving their academic and personal goals. To request a meeting, click the link on the Academic Services homepage.

Experiments in Effective Learning (EEL):

EEL is a one credit hour graded academic success course listed under Student Development that helps student learn important college success skills.

The ARCH (Academic Resource Center at Hinsdale):

Drop in tutoring and study group sessions are available beginning the second week of classes with the schedule subject to change. Tutoring sessions will be Monday through Thursday from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. in Hinsdale unless otherwise noted. (Sunday tutoring and additional subjects/hours will be added according to demand). The ARCH schedule is accessible via the Academic Services homepage.

Student Success Programming:

Academic Services will offer many presentations and workshops throughout the year on a variety of academic success topics. Students may request presentations for their clubs, organizations or residence hall floors, or take advantage of regularly scheduled programs.

Learning Commons:

The Learning Commons program offers participating students structured 2-hour blocks of study- time held in a "common" area on campus where participating students may gather to study, and where they may receive mentoring from a professional staff/faculty mentor. Students may sign up via a linl on the Academic Services homepage beginning the second week of the fall semester.


For more information contact:
Nancy Sauline B.A., M.S. Ed, Assistant Director of Student Academic Services
Phone: 330-569-6185
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