Academic success for each of our students is the goal of every member of the Lycoming College faculty. For that reason if a student experiences difficulties in a class, he/she should immediately contact one of his/her professors for guidance. The professor is always the best person to evaluate a student's performance and to contact for advice pertaining to methods for improving that performance. The student's academic advisor is also a valuable resource, since the advisor is able to evaluate the student's comprehensive performance throughout both the semester and the student's tenure at Lycoming.
All freshmen are assessed by their professors six weeks into each semester. Parents of dependent children with a FERPA form on file, academic advisors, coaches and the Assistant Dean for Freshmen will each receive a copy of these assessments. The purpose of these assessments is to alert the student to the need for improvement and to give the student ample opportunity and time to do so. Advisors and the Freshman Dean make use of these assessments to connect students with tutors and study groups.
Academic Resource Center
The ARC Offers Students
- peer and professional tutoring in writing
- peer tutoring in all content areas
- peer facilitated Study Groups in selected courses
- individual, group, and classroom study skills
- a quiet writing/study space (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
- support for students with disabilities
ARC 100-Success Skills Workshops is a study skills course on time management, note-taking, highlighting textbooks, anticipating exam questions, and learning styles. Open to all students, this non-credit course meets for seven weeks.
The ARC website includes the current tutoring schedules, links to useful writing sites, and a mini handbook with rules for commas, pronouns, and quotations as well as examples of MLA, APA, and other documentation styles
Support for students with disabilities includes individualized counseling, instruction in use of the Kurzweil Reader, and arranging classroom accommodations such as extra testing time, note-taking partners, alternative assignments, etc.