Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

 For an archive of announcements sent from the Provost’s Office beginning June 2011, see http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/archive.htm

 

 

This is sent as a reminder of some of the most important academic services available to our students. Please feel free to direct your students to them and to follow up yourselves for more information.

 

Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) – the College’s tutoring center (NVC 2-116)

The Student Academic Consulting Center (SACC) is the on-campus center that coordinates peer tutoring and academic support for Baruch College’s undergraduate population. The Center’s primary mission is to help students succeed academically during their college years and later in their chosen profession by helping them to develop the knowledge, critical thinking, and study skills necessary for workplace success. One-to-one and group tutoring sessions are available for most undergraduate courses, as are workshops designed specifically to assist students with historically challenging coursework and concepts. 

 

SACC also coordinates services for students who are non-native speakers.  Oral comprehensibility is essential for college and workplace success. Non-native students with low intelligibility in English are encouraged to take advantage of our Tools for Clear Speech program. This program includes one-to-one pronunciation tutorials, a workshop series, Conversation Hour, and some of the most advanced software tutorial programs in our ESL Speech Lab. For more information, please visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/tfcs. For more general information, call 646-312-4830 or go to www.baruch.cuny.edu/sacc.

 

The Writing Center (NVC 8-185)
The Writing Center provides support for undergraduate and graduate student writers at Baruch to improve their writing and English language skills and to become more independent, confident, and versatile writers. The Center offers one-to-one sessions on both a scheduled and walk-in basis, as well as eTutoring, online chat, small-group workshops, online resources, and an online journal of model student writing. The goal of each of these services is to strengthen students’ long-term writing and English language skills, often by concentrating on a specific writing assignment or project. Students from all disciplines and all levels of writing and English language proficiencies are welcome.  The Writing Center is open whenever classes are in session. More information, including workshop schedules, is available at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/writingcenter/.

 

Center for Academic Advisement (NVC 5-215)

The Center provides comprehensive academic advisement to all Baruch undergraduates. The advisement staff promotes student-centered partnerships that encourage and support students both in their academic success and in meeting academic and personal goals. The Center is dedicated to helping students transition into college and navigate their academic careers. Our many programs include: early intervention programs for first-year transfers and freshmen, new student advisement sessions, academic probation workshops and one-on-one advisement sessions. Our advisement activities include: walk-in advisement, student peer advisement, worksheet appointments, and e-advisement. The Center sponsors events and programs (e.g., the Majors/Minors Fair). We encourage and support students with information and strategies for utilizing the resources and services available at the college. For more information, call 646-312-4260, or send an email to academic.advisement@baruch.cuny.edu.  We also encourage you to visit our website at www.baruch.cuny.edu/advisement.