Academic Resources

Our primary goal in the Learning Commons is to assist students in achieving academic success.Therefore, various on-campus resources are provided to support a student’s academic goals, needs and concerns.

The Learning Commons

Located on the ground floor of the Olivia Swann-Porter Building, the Learning Commons is the one stop shop for academic resources. It consists of the Writing Center, the Academic Center, the Office of Student Disability Services and the Offices of the Director of First-Year Experience and Student in Transition and the Director of Student Success.

The Writing Center is available to all students who would like help improving their writing skills in general or enhancing a piece of writing in particular.

The Academic Center consists of multiple study lounge zones, a conference room, a smart board projector and meeting space, and ten computers for student use.

The Tutoring Program offers free peer tutoring for all academic courses in a one on one session or in group peer assisted study sessions.

The Office of Student Disability Services is committed to supporting students with disabilities in their academic, social, and emotional success.The Director of First Year-Experience and Students in Transitionoffers counseling for academic issues and serves as the Coordinator of Disability Services.


_DSC1205Director of First-Year Experience
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The Director of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as an important link between academic affairs and student affairs to provide a seamless, integrated experience for first-year students from orientation through the end of their first year of college. The Director maintains an understanding of best practices in first-year experiences, possesses the ability to work collaboratively, and demonstrates excellent oral and written skills. Contact Director Christy Henry at or (478) 757-5219.

_DSC1196bDirector of Student Success:
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irector of Student Success coordinates daily activities of the Academic Center. The Director formulates and implements strategies and programs to assist students in their academic success efforts. The Director monitors the academic progress of students, identifying students having difficulties, and oversees intervention strategies with at-risk students. The Director oversees the tutoring program including recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of student tutors. Contact Director Gareth Jones at or (478) 757-5193.