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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 (SI) sessions.

If you are interested in a student leader position in SI, tutoring, or the Writing Center, 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. You'll work with them to plan your course schedules and to create professional and personal goals.

Advisors are just a few of the wonderful people you'll meet throughout your college career. They are your built-in support system and will do everything they can to help you succeed. To find out who your academic advisor is, log into your self-service registration portal and go to your student profile. Don't forget to save their contact information, as you'll be meeting with them regularly throughout the year.

Log into TrojanConnect to make and appointment

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

Fall 2020 schedule to be posted in September.

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DSU provides tutoring to both on-campus and online students. Our tutoring program supports 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. We are committed to cultivating a dynamic, effective, intellectual atmosphere.

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Writing Center
(605) 256-5245