Student Academic Support
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center’s (ASC) purpose is to provide support services for students of all abilities, but especially for those who need assistance making the transition to higher education. We are committed to enhancing students’ academic potential through peer tutoring, learning skills instruction, and academic advising. Our goal is to coach students toward reaching their academic goals by building self-advocacy and self-awareness skills so that they can achieve academic success.
Graduate students at the Martinsburg Center who require special assistance with a particular subject should contact the course instructor and graduate program coordinator, who in conjunction with the Dean of Graduate Studies will arrange for assistance from the course instructor, a peer tutor, or other outside tutor. Please note that this service may involve additional fees.
Undergraduate students at the Martinsburg Center students should see their academic advisor as the starting point for services. In addition, undergraduate students have access to additional resources available through the Academic Support Center web pages located at http://www.shepherd.edu/ascweb. The services include the following:
- Structure of an Academic Essay
- Essay Outline Template
- How to Generate an Effective Thesis Statement
- Handling In-Text Quotations
- Quick and Easy MLA Guide
- Quick and Easy APA Guide
- Tutoring FAQs
- Placement Testing for Math and English (ACCUPLACER)
- Proctoring Make-Up Tests (one-on-one student basis)
- Stretch-Model programs in Mathematics and English
- Advising for Students with GPAs under 2.0
- Academic Success Workshops
- GPA Calculator
- Academic Advising
- Disability Support Services
- TRIO SSS
- Student Success
The Academic Support Center is located in the Howard N. Carper, Jr., Learning Commons in 103 Scarborough Library. They may be reached at 304-876-5221. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Disability Support Services (DSS)
Disability Support Services (DSS) at Shepherd University facilitates equitable access for every student who self-identifies as having one or more disabilities. Students requesting any disability related accommodation should contact the Director of Disability Support Services in Gardiner, Lower level, in G-13 and G-21, or by calling 304-876-5689. This includes students with disabilities who require academic accommodations, students requesting specific housing accommodations for health-related reasons, and all other disability accommodations.
The director will have appointments available at the Martinsburg Center on Tuesday afternoons. Appointments may be scheduled by using the appropriate form(s) found here: http://www.shepherd.edu/disability/dss-faq
Contact information may be found on the contact web page: http://www.shepherd.edu/disability/staff
Accommodation letters from the DSS office must be provided to instructors in order to receive accommodations. Accommodations are not retroactive; however, students decide in which classes they will use their approved accommodations. For further information please see: http://www.shepherd.edu/disability