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

Kristy Ullom

Kristy Ullom
Director of Institutional Research


Kristen Uilk

Kristen Uilk
Activity Director / Learning Support Specialist

SI and Writing Center Schedules

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

2018-2019 Courses

  • Math 201 D01 Discrete Math
  • MATH 102 D02 College Algebra
  • BIOL 151 D01 General Biology and Lab

Fall 2018 Schedules

MATH 201 DO1 Discrete Math

All sessions held in the LEC SI Classroom

  • Tuesday 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 6 p.m.

MATH 102 D02 College Algebra

All SI Sessions held in the LEC SI Classroom

  • Sunday 7 p.m.
  • Friday 12 p.m.
  • Friday 1 p.m.

Biol 151 D01 General Biology

SI sessions on Tuesday and Thursday are held in the LEC SI Classroom

  • Tuesday 9 a.m.
  • Thursday 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 7 p.m.

** Sunday SI is online in Google Hangouts

Schedules are developed based on a survey of student availability in the first week of classes.More information will be posted in early September.Until then, please email for academic assistance.

Writing Center Fall 2018 Schedule

On-campus Location: Beadle Hall 112; Distance students: gain access by emailing

Walk-In Appointments (available on a first-come, first-serve basis)

  • Monday 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Scheduled Appointments (students will use Starfish to make a 1:1 appointment)

  • Sunday 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Please bring:

  • assignment wanting help with printed or on your tablet
  • the rubric or guidelines for the assignment

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