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Student Success Center

ACADEMIC SUPPORT AT CCSJ

The Student Success Center is an engaging and supportive environment where tutors help students develop study skills and work towards course competencies. Readily available throughout the academic year, our tutors’ support can help students pass courses and improve grades, and we promote continuing education and career advancement. All learners are welcome!

Tutors work collaboratively with other campus offices, faculty and staff to support and mentor students with a variety of needs.

CCSJ Tutoring Services

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Other Programs & Resources

SUPPORTING STUDENT SUCCESS

The Twenty-first Century Success Program is funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education. The Lumina Grant had created a new position in the Student Success Center, the Tutoring Specialist. This position has expanded the services of the Student Success Center to provide support for students on a daily basis. The Tutoring Specialist supervises tutors and mentors to help students with academic developments. Tutors are trained to aid students in subject matter and effective learning skills while mentors assist with general guidance.

The program offers many resources to help our Twenty-first Century students grow into a thriving career. These resources range from cohort groups, staff mentoring and academic surveys to academic workshops and tutorial software.

Mission Statement

To assist each scholar with meeting his or her academic and personal goals.

Objectives

To serve as a mentor, academic advisor and advocate for scholars. To serve as liaison between 21st Century Scholars and other academic support units To monitor the academic progress of scholars and intervene when appropriate. To insure that services by the college are responsive to the needs of the 21st Century Scholars and the Scholars avail themselves of these services. To assist with hosting campus visits for middle and high school 21st Century Scholars.

History

In 1990, the Indiana General Assembly created the 21st Century Scholars program to raise the educational aspirations of low -and moderate-income families. The program encourages students to attend institutions of higher learning by reducing the financial burden on eligible students and their families. The most important aspect of the 21st Century Scholars program is the Scholar. Scholars sign a pledge of good citizenship and responsible behavior in the 8th grade. The 21st Century Scholars pledge requires commitment and academic work from each Scholar. Students who become Scholars promise to graduate from an Indiana high school, maintain a grade point average of at least a 2.0, agree not to use drugs, alcohol or commit a crime, and apply for admission to an Indiana college, university or technical school as a high school senior. In exchange for keeping their pledge, Scholars are guaranteed up to eight semesters of tuition costs at participating public/private college, university or technical school in Indiana.

A toll-free hotline is available at 1-800-992-2076 to answer questions related to the 21st Century Scholars program.

Services Provided

Mentoring
The CCSJ Twenty-First Century Success Program focuses on supporting and encouraging students to increase their confidence to reach academic and personal goals. One initiative in place to meet the students’ objectives and aspirations is through peer mentoring. Peer mentors help students adjust to and succeed in college by providing them with guidance, support and a greater understanding of/linkage to the resources and opportunities available to them. All 21st Century students will be contacted by their mentor throughout the fall and spring semesters. Mentoring is a vital part of the “Success Program” that enables students to achieve to their fullest potential.

Academic Services
Students are asked to utilize our free services:

In addition to our own faculty, we also offer the benefits of tutor.com.

Tutor.com tutors are available around the clock to meet students at their point of need. Students facing demanding schedules, extracurricular commitments, and family obligations can get the help they need when they need it—outside of class, faculty office hours and when other on-campus services are closed.

  • 24/7 On-demand tutoring
  • Scheduled tutoring
  • Drop-off essay review
  • Diagnostic quizzes

STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER

JENNY YOUNG

 Phone: (219) 473-4285
 Office: Room 183
 E-mail: jyoung@ccsj.edu

You can also visit the Student Success Center Blackboard site for resources.

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