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Our website can tell you only so much about our beautiful campus and innovative programs. The best way to find out if DSU is right for you is to see for yourself!

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Academic Support and Advising

At Dakota State, we want to see you succeed. Staff and student employees are here to help you – whether it’s through individual tutoring appointments or supplemental instruction sessions.

If you are interested in applying for an SI Leader position, please log into Handshake to review the job description and complete the necessary materials.

Academic peer advising

At DSU, all undergraduate students are assigned to an academic advisor. This could be a faculty member or professional advisor. You will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule, create professional and person goals, and as a sounding board.

At DSU, all undergraduate students are assigned to an academic advisor. This could be a faculty member or professional advisor. You will work with your advisor to plan your course schedule, create professional and person goals, and as a sounding board. Your advisor is a built-in support system who believes in your academic success and wants to collaborate with you to reach your fullest potential. To find out who your academic advisor is, you will log into your self-service registration portal and go to your student profile. Please email your advisor to ask how they would like you to set up an appointment. Plan to meet with your advisor early and often!

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Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program where an SI Leader (a student who has previously taken the course) attends class with their peers and then hosts 2-3 SI sessions outside of class to support peers in the course content.  

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

SI Classes for Spring 2020:

  • Accounting II (ACCT 211)
    • Sunday and Monday: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.; LEC 045; SI Leader, Abdullah
  • Business Statistics (BADM 220)
    • Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; East Hall 201; SI Leader, Brandon
  • College Algebra (Math 114)
    • Monday and Wednesday: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.; Library Rm 201; SI Leader, Abigail
    • Thursday: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.; Library Rm 201; SI Leader, Abigail
  • Computer Programming I (CSC 150)
    • Sunday: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.; LEC 045; SI Leader, Alex
    • Monday: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; LEC 045; SI Leader, Alex
  • Computer Programming II (CSC 250)
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; LEC 045; SI Leader, Morgan
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; LEC 045; SI Leader, Miles
  • Discrete Math (MATH 201)
    • Monday and Wednesday: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Library Rm 201; SI Leader, Max

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The DSU Writing Center provides reading and writing support to you and your peers, both on campus and online, across a variety of disciplines. Whether you’re analyzing texts from your class readings or finalizing your essay, our Learning Assistants will assist you at any stage.

In addition to one-on-one consultations, the Writing Center offers individualized assistance and group workshops in reading, study skills, scholarly formatting, research, and more. Learning Assistants are also available via Skype or through D2L’s dropbox folder.

Writing Center Schedule

Monday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
*Walk-in hour 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
*Walk-in hour 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
* Walk-in hour 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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DSU provides tutoring to both on-campus and online students, supporting a wide variety of General Education courses, and many upper level courses in your area of study! Both individual and small group tutoring is available. We make every effort to create a supportive environment where active learning takes place, and we are committed to cultivating a dynamic, effective, intellectual atmosphere.

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Questions?

Writing Center
(605) 256-5245
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