Academic Support Services
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/academic_support
Academic Support begins when students are admitted to APSU and continues until the goal of graduation is met.
Deliberate and intentional academic advising at Austin Peay State University guides students in making responsible academic and career choices, setting goals, and developing education plans to realize those goals. Effective advising fosters critical thinking and informed decision making which supports meaningful living in a global society.
Incoming Student Advisement. Academic Advising is an element of academic support that begins at the time of initial enrollment at APSU through graduation. During new student orientation undergraduate students meet with advisors to plan a schedule for their first semester.
Regular Academic Advising. Each semester students are expected to schedule an appointment with their assigned advisor(s) for the purpose of discussing academic progress and planning a schedule for the following semester. The role of advisors is to help students clarify goals, career options, courses of study, program requirements, and educational needs, and to identify University resources that support the student success. Faculty advisors interact with their advisees to assist students in coordinating educational experiences and in assessing student progress.
Location: Marks Building, Room 124
Web Address: http://www.apsu.edu/academic-support-center
Peer tutoring, technology asistance (help with software), and Structured Learning Assistance are offered to currently enrolled students through the Academic Support Center. In addition, the University provides a writing center, located in the library, to assist students in improving their writing skills. Detailed information may be found on the Website. Students may make appointments for tutoring by visiting the center in MX 124 or calling 931-221-6550. Students at the Fort Campbell campus may also recieve support on the second floor of the APSU building.
Marks Building, Room 127
Academic Alert is the web-based early alert system used to notify students of problems they may be having in class. Alerts are submitted by faculty members who are concerned that a student is in academic jeopardy due to issues such as poor class attendance, tardiness, lack of participation, incomplete assignments and/or poor performance on quizzes and tests. Students are referred to the office of Academic Alert for consultation. Alerts are also submitted to academic advisors and APSU 1000 instructors.
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) provides support to students in challenging courses. Additionally, students who enter the university with an academic deficiency are required to enroll in enhanced sections of ENGL 1010 , HIST 2010 , MATH 1010 , or MATH 1530 , depending on the support they need. SLA is also availaible for other courses, such as , , and . Students who are enrolled in enhanced courses participate in Structured Learning Assistance workshops one or two days a week. SLA Leaders who have demonstrated academic excellence conduct the workshops.
Center for Teaching and Learning Academic Focus-Pathways
McReynolds Building, Room 212
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/ctl/academic-focus-pathways
(Advisement for undeclared students with Academic-Focus Pathways)
The center for Teaching and Learning has student success coordinators who provide course scheduling assistance for students who have not declared a major. Services include assistance with meeting general education core requirements, as well as, exploring majors and selecting an Academic Focus or Pathway to guide their course selection until a major is declared. Call or visit the center’s website for more information.
Morgan University Center, Room 210
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/careers
Career Services assists students in each stage of the career development process. Services include career exploration, writing a resume and/or cover letter, applying to graduate school and enhancing interviewing skills. Career Services posts current full- and part-time job openings and sponsors on-campus recruiting. Detailed information can be found on the website.
Ellington Building, Room 202
Web Address: www.apsu.edu/testing
The Testing Center offers a variety of assessments which include COMPASS, ACT-Residual, CLEP, DANTES and MAT; information about PRAXIS, GRE and the National ACT is also available. Proctored exams for other universities may be scheduled at the center. Contact the Testing Center for more information or to schedule a testing session.
The University recognizes that there are many differences between high school and college. Thus the significance of the first year of college in making a successful transition is addressed with the First-Year Experience.
Admitted students are invited to campus to meet with a faculty member for academic advising and to enroll in classes. Students are introduced to University expectations, services, and campus resources (www.apsu.edu/academic_support).
This program is a 2 1/2 day program beginning with Freshman convocation which precedes the beginning of classes and begins with Freshman convocation. All freshmen are required to participate; transfer students must participate if they enter with fewer than 12 credit hours (university level). The focus of the activities is to teach students how to use the services available to them, to complete any testing requirements, and to complete other orientation activities that are a part of APSU 1000 . Normally the orientation will be held on Friday and Saturday before the first day of classes.
APSU 1000 is the freshman seminar in which all first-time freshmen and all students entering with fewer than 12 hours must enroll and remain enrolled until they have completed the course with a grade of C or better. The class includes new student orientation. Not only will students engage in the habits of university success, they also will develop an appreciation of a liberal-arts focused university core as a foundation for all majors and for life.