Each semester, an Academic Success Center Coordinator contacts faculty to discuss the purpose and function of the Academic Success Center as it relates to students. Emphasis is placed on the availability of free tutoring and skills lab materials for students who experience academic difficulty. Students are advised to take advantage of the Academic Success Center early before they begin having problems.
Brochures advertising Academic Success services are distributed during orientation, given to all faculty and counselors, and placed around campus. The Lead Coordinator also contacts all instructors and asks them to publicize Academic Success Center services and to refer their students for reinforcement or tutorial assistance.
All new employees are invited to visit the Academic Success Center at a time convenient to their schedule. In addition to a tour of the department, a coordinator will demonstrate various tutorial equipment and discuss policies and services available to the new staff including:
The Academic Success Center has over 40 computers available for student use. The computers have tutorial programs in many subjects and all have internet access. Following the Computer Use Policy established by the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees, students may use these computers for typing papers, researching topics, or completing class assignments only.
Academic Success Center staff will administer make-up tests in the Academic Success Center for distance learning faculty and students upon request. Faculty who wish to use this service have to bring the test to Academic Success Center and complete a cover sheet for each test. Unless otherwise arranged, completed tests will be kept in the Academic Success Center until picked up by faculty. Academic Success staff also administer make-up testing to students who miss scheduled class tests. Call the Academic Success Center for further information.
The Academic Success Center staff also proctor for other colleges and universities. Call 910-410-1755 & 910-410-1896 for further information.
Free tutorial assistance is available to any student who is having academic difficulty. Tutoring is provided through one-on-one tutoring, online via Skype, or by small group sessions. Reinforcement and skill drill are also available in the form of computer, written, and video tutorials. Tutoring services are provided at the RCC Campus and the Honeycutt Center.
Faculty members are encouraged to send students to the Academic Success Center for skills labs or remedial work. Faculty are asked to complete referral forms for students to be tutored, to identify specific academic weaknesses, and to make suggestions for tutorial materials and/or tutoring techniques. Students will be assigned a tutor only when a referral form has been received by an Academic Success Center Coordinator.
Faculty are also encouraged to recommend students who would make qualified tutors for their subject area. Although student tutors are used when possible, professional tutors may be employed if no other qualified assistance is available.