Academic Support

Title III at DSU

The following academic support options are funded through a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  

What is Title III?

In 2016, the University received a grant from the DoE as a part of their Strengthening Institutions (Title III) program.  The following programs are a part of the new Academic Support department at DSU.  

Program Goals:

  • Increase academic success in high-risk gateway and major’s courses (defined as courses having success rates of less than 75%; success rates = C or higher)
  • Increase student timely degree completion with individualized support resources.  Low degree completion with 150% of time compared to peers (Baseline = 41%; Goal = 55%)
  • Reduce loss of enrollment revenue by retaining more students to the second year. Low first year to second year retention compared to peers (Baseline = 64.9%; Goal = 75%)

Grant Objectives:

  • Individualized Student Coaching provided by professional advisors & student peer coaches;
  • Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions for high-risk gateway and majors courses;
  • Expanded Learning Assistance in the DSU Writing Center to support writing, reading and reasoning skills for all undergraduate students

For more information, contact:

Dr. Judy Dittman

Dr. Judy Dittman
Associate Provost/Title III Director
605-256-5673
judy.dittman@dsu.edu

Kristy Ullom

Kristy Ullom
Director of Institutional Research
605-256-5023
kristy.ullom@dsu.edu

 

Kristen Uilk

Kristen Uilk
Activity Director / Learning Support Specialist
605-256-5068
kristen.uilk@dsu.edu

SI and Writing Center Schedules

Sessions are held in the SI Interactive Conference Room in the Learning Engagement Center (LEC).

MATH 102 SI *LEC SI Classroom 045
Sunday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

MATH 201 SI *LEC SI Classroom 045
Monday 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

BIOL 153 SI *All sessions will be held in Science Center room 121
Monday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Writing Center SPRING 2019 schedule:

Monday
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday
9:00 a.m. – 12 :00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11: 00 a.m. * Walk-in Availability
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. * Walk-in Availability
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m.* Walk-in Availability

Thursday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.* Walk-in Availability
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. * Walk-in Availability
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact writingcenter@dsu.edu

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