The Office of Academic Services and Institutional Support (OASIS) provides academic support to students in all programs. OASIS provides a peer tutoring service for students, individual academic counseling (study skills, time management, test-taking skills, etc.), and accommodations for students who have documented disabilities.
Peer tutoring services are free to students; they are determined by need and availability. Tutor request forms can be obtained on Blackboard, by emailing OASIS, or by stopping by the Student Affairs Suite and asking for an OASIS member. Students generally have a tutor assigned to them within three to five working days. However if the demand is great tutor assignment may take longer and you will then be placed on a waiting list. Tutors may be reassigned if there are students with greater academic need.
The best time to request a tutor is after a quiz or assignment that demonstrates your ability. OASIS does look at need. You may be placed in a group or have an individual tutor depending on availability.
Students interested in becoming a tutor must have earned at least a “B” in the course they wish to tutor and have department chair approval. They must complete and submit a Tutor Application Form, W-4, and I-9 as well as provide a copy of their driver’s license and social security card Tutor Application Forms can be obtained on Blackboard, by emailing OASIS or by stopping by OASIS in the student affairs suite. Tutoring is a great way to review your knowledge and also great for Boards study.
Individual, confidential academic counseling is available by appointment or on a walk-in bases. Topics that may be covered during counseling sessions include study skills, time management, note taking, test preparation, test-taking skills, etc.
Sometimes student learning is affected by personal problems. When that is the case, a confidential referral can be made to EAP (Employee Assistance Plan). Students (as well as faculty and staff) are entitled to four free counseling visits per topic.
Students having a documented disability must complete a Disability Services Packet and provide documentation before accommodations can be approved and provided. Students must apply for accommodations annually.
In addition to these services, the director of OASIS provides academic support as a member of the Academic Success Committee (ASC) and all of the team is available to present study skills workshops.