Academic Success Center Holds Open House in ‘New Home’

Over the winter break, staff were busy relocating the University’s Academic Success Center from its home in the basement of Old Main to new quarters on the second floor of Torreyson Library. An Open House, held on the afternoon of January 28th, officially kicked off the ASC’s services in the new location. Dr. Robert W. Parrent, Vice President for Enrollment Management, greeted students, faculty and staff, and performed the ribbon-cutting duties, along with ASC Supervisors Ms. Vickie Wyeth and Dr. Bob Reising.

The Academic Success Center, often referred to as the “Tutoring Center,” has been serving students in Old Main since its creation in 2004. Initially a collaboration between Academic Affairs, University College, and Athletics, the ASC was designed to provide peer tutoring services in mathematics and the sciences, as well as offering an open computer lab and study space for students and student athletes. The peer tutors, who are available sixty hours per week on a drop-in basis, now also offer training in academic reading skills across the disciplines. More than 1,000 students utilize the ASC each year.

For more information, see the ASC website: http://uca.edu/success/