Student Academic Consulting Center Wins National Award
It has been a year of prestigious citations and awards at Baruch (the Newman Library, the Newman Vertical Campus) and now the College’s tutoring program, called the Student Academic Consulting Center (or SACC, for short) joins the ever-growing list of award-winning facilities and programs at Baruch College. In October it received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award from the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA). The new prize recognizes exceptional tutoring centers at four-year colleges across the nation.
SACC serves an estimated 5,300 undergraduate students at Baruch College each year. Staffed by over 100 tutors, workshop leaders, consultants and faculty liaisons, the center provides both professional and peer support for students in need of academic help. All tutors have completed the center’s training curriculum, which earlier this year received Level 1 certification from the College Reading and Learning Association’s International Tutoring Certification Program.
According to the self-study SACC conducted to accompany its application for the award, over 95% of the students who used the Center reported that they would recommend its services to other students. “Our tutors are obviously very bright. They’re dedicated to giving something back, and they do so in a highly professional manner,” said Carol Morgan, director of SACC. “It’s an honor to work with them on a daily basis.”