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The Office of Student Engagement and Success strives to encourage and connect the entire campus in a partnership of learning and service. The Office cares deeply about each student’s growth as a whole person, which is made evident through efforts to engage, equip and enable students to succeed during their time at Shorter. The Office strives to promote an understanding and acceptance of responsibility essential to Shorter community membership. This is accomplished through the first year experience, advising, tutoring and learning communities.
Academic advisors provide guidance in course selection and assistance in choosing a major. Freshmen work closely with their freshman advisor to select courses and review potential majors. After the freshman year, students are assigned to an advisor in their major department who supports the student through their years at Shorter.
Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to discuss academic concerns and other issues affecting their academic performance. Other concerns regarding academic advising can be addressed to Abby Hogan, Advising Coordinator.
Tutoring Center –The Tutoring Center at Shorter University offers free tutoring to all students enrolled in traditional courses on the Rome campus. Tutoring is offered for most courses offered to traditional students during fall and spring semesters. Students can go to the Tutoring Center for assistance with course content or general academic success skills information. Students can attend tutoring sessions on an individual basis or within a group setting. All sessions are led by highly qualified peer tutors who have shown academic excellence in the subject in which they tutor. For further information regarding the Tutoring Center, please select the Tutoring Center link.
Writing Center – The Writing Center at Shorter University offers free tutoring to all students enrolled in traditional courses on the Rome campus in addition to eligible online students. While the Writing Center is not a proofreading service, tutors can assist students with the writing process for any class. Sessions are offered on an individual basis or within a group setting. All sessions are led by highly qualified peer tutors who have shown academic excellence in the writing process. For further information regarding the Writing Center, please select the Writing Center link.
Transitioning to life at Shorter University includes many challenges and growth opportunities. Whether it’s as simple as finding a specific classroom or as complicated as (insert your stressor here), the First Year Experience office supports freshmen by coordinating First Year Seminar, offering a listening ear, directing to other campus resources and more.
Stop by Sheffield-Thompson 216, call 706-233-7340 or email Gina Floyd at email@example.com to contact the FYE office.
During your first year at Shorter, there will be many opportunities to get involved and serve others. Our office offers:
An essential component to Shorter’s first year experience is the community service opportunities that each seminar section completes. Some recent service projects have included:
Click here to see all service projects for the last few years. These events are not only a great way to support our local community, but a wonderful chance for fellowship and fun with your classmates.Photos from previous Service Projects
Offered for the first time during fall 2008, the Learning Community Experience at Shorter University continues to allow first year students the opportunity to complete part of the core classes and explore an area related to personal interests.
Learning Community participation is optional, however, we find that the majority of freshmen choose this enhanced experience. Make your LC selection when you register for Hawk Orientation. Already registered, but want to enroll in an LC now? Stop by the FYE table at Hawk Orientation to register your choices.
In addition, the following websites have excellent information for university students. They include links to websites on study skills, time management, test anxiety, taking notes, reading university texts, improving your memory, and many more helpful topics.
This website is helpful in making a choice about your major:
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