The Academic Resource Hub is open for questions and consultation virtually:
We are committed to providing our full range of academic access and support programming in the remote environment.
Tutoring and supplemental instruction
We have hired over 70 students in paid peer educator positions for the fall semester. Since the beginning of August, the Hub administrative staff has facilitated over 20 hours of training workshops to dozens of peer tutors and supplemental instruction leaders during our two-week Summer Training Institute. We are proud of the five returning tutors who qualified for Level 1 Tutor CRLA Certification based on completing requirements over the last two weeks. These requirements include 25 hours of tutoring, 10 hours of training, and a self-evaluation.
As a result, we are prepared to begin offering remote tutoring through Zoom for the majority of courses at the 100-200 level, as well as some higher-level courses, in accordance with faculty consultation. Availability will increase as tutors provide their schedules.
In addition, supplemental instruction is available for introductory and foundational courses in biology, chemistry, economics, and physics.
Full details, including instructions on how to schedule a tutoring appointment, may be found on the Hub’s website.
As a means to streamline the accommodation process and provide continued access to your students’ accommodation plan, we have made adjustments to our accommodation letter procedure for the fall semester. In a break from our past practice of providing accommodation letters directly to students, who were then tasked with distributing the letters to faculty, the Hub will deliver accommodation letters directly to faculty via a shared Google Drive folder. Each faculty member will receive notification when the folder has been shared, and the folder will contain the accommodation letters for eligible students across all class sections they are assigned. Because students will not be delivering their letters, we are encouraging them to contact you or visit during office hours to discuss their disability, how it may interfere with their learning, and the details of their accommodation plan. We anticipate that this will be easier for some students than others and encourage you to initiate this contact, particularly if you have questions or concerns regarding an accommodation, or if they are a first-year student.
Unfortunately, we are not able to proctor exams remotely; however, we are working with students now to review their course dates and expectations. If timed exams or quizzes are a part of any course(s), we are advising students to proactively contact you to discuss the details as far in advance as possible. Please let us know if you have any specific concerns regarding student eligibility for accommodated testing or anything related to their accommodation plan.
We will continue to provide updates to our website as programs and resources develop, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns.