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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.
Peer Tutoring Center – Shorter offers free tutoring services in the Peer Tutoring Center, to students enrolled in classes in the traditional program on the Rome campus. Tutoring is provided by peer tutors who have been selected by professors and department chairs to provide academic assistance in core curriculum courses.
There are two ways to receive tutoring: meeting for an individual appointment with a peer tutor, or going to a regularly scheduled group tutoring session. Either way, the service is free!!
Writing Center – The Writing Center is a FREE tutoring service geared towards members of our traditional, undergraduate community at Shorter University.
While the Writing Center is not a proofreading service, tutors can help with writing for any class by offering one-on-one tutoring sessions. During these sessions, tutors help students understand writing or reading assignments, start the writing process, revise a draft in progress, or apply a teacher’s comments to subsequent assignments.
The Writing Center does not guarantee a grade to any visiting student, and therefore, tutors will not estimate what grade the paper should receive.
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), the First Year Experience office supports freshmen by coordinating efforts that make the transition as positive as possible. As initiatives expand with additional programming and resources, the first year experience will build a foundation of connection to the college that lasts throughout a student’s time at Shorter.
During your first year at Shorter, there will be many opportunities to get involved and serve others through community service projects in Shorter’s first-year experience course (FCS 1010/1020, Learning Community Seminar). Seminar instructors work closely with first-year students to make sure they have a meaningful community service opportunity that allows them to serve, support and transform lives in the local area.
Offered for the first time during fall 2008, the Learning Community Experience at Shorter University allows first year students the opportunity to complete part of the core classes and explore an area related to personal interests.
These classes, tied together with common themes and integrated coursework, are designed to offer the maximum benefit from the subject matter and the maximum enjoyment of learning.
In addition to the academic connections in the classrooms, freshmen in learning communities complete community service projects that apply social interaction skills and community-building skills through the service opportunities.
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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