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Information for Faculty

The Academic Support Center provides support not only to students but also to the faculty and staff at the College. Faculty and staff can also be an enormous help in ensuring that students have reasonable and accurate information and expectations about ASC support.


Class Visits and Workshops

Students often need a face to put with a statement of services. To give an overview of the services the ASC offers, a tutor can visit class to give an overview of ASC tutoring, practices, and staff.

To schedule a visit complete the ASC/MSC Class Visit form or email the ASC. Classroom visits should be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance whenever possible. Two weeks advance notice is required for custom workshops.


Suggested Text for Syllabi or Assignments

Please help the ASC/MSC get consistent information to students by including information about Chesapeake tutoring in your course syllabi. Below is text that can be copied and pasted, and course materials. 


The Academic Support Center (ASC) is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) on the Wye Mills campus and in the Multi-Service Center (MSC) in Cambridge. Tutors are available for 50-minute appointments to support students with writing, math, science, and basic technology. Remote tutoring services are offered. Tutoring is a free resource provided by Chesapeake College that supports students' academic goals.. 

To schedule an in-person or remote appointment, use the TracCloud online self-appointment system. Visit the Center in person, call 410-827-5854 or email if you need assistance.


Proof of Tutoring Visit

Students may request a Proof of Visit card from the tutor during or after their session to provide faculty proof of their tutoring session. Proof is supplied by a paper receipt card or by a screen shot of the session appointment details. Forms created by instructors and sent with students to confirm tutoring sessions conflict with FERPA requirements and ASC policies. All questions or concerns about a student's proof of visit verification should be directed to


Handbooks & Resources

The Academic Support Center has an excellent collection of handbooks and materials for writing, science, and math support. Resources include citation and style guides, writing handbooks, textbooks in math and science, copies of readers, flashcards to help students recognize slides in the sciences, and more. These materials are available for use only in the Center. The ASC also provides a collection of suggested online resources students can explore.


Recommending Tutors

Some of the best tutoring staff were Chesapeake College students. Please continue to refer your engaged, interested, successful students as potential tutors. Requirements for employment include success with the academic discipline, an interest in the college experience, a friendly, supporting, and engaging nature, and good communication skills. Members of the local community or students at other institutions are also welcome to apply.


Faculty and Staff Writing

Academic Support writing tutors are experienced writers and attentive readers who can help faculty and staff develop skills and techniques for greater writing impact. Full-time tutors are qualified to assist faculty and staff with the following:

  • Professional writing such as article and conference submissions, resumes, grant proposals, and faculty reviews.
  • Class-oriented writing related to assignments, syllabus development, and feedback on students' work.


Best Practices and Ethics

ASC tutors participate in ongoing training through a program certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. The ASC's work is shaped by best practices and ethics in the tutoring and writing centers professions, including the limits of the support offered. The Faculty Resource Manual in MyCampus offers additional information about the tutors' and ASC's roles in student support, along with role limits. Please review this resource or contact the ASC if you have questions. 

In alignment with the best practices and the Tutoring Code of Ethics, our tutors can:

  • Answer student research questions
  • Help students understand assignments
  • Refer students to the instructor for clarification
  • Refer students to campus student support services
  • Provide students information on college academic procedures
  • Give feedback on library and tutoring resources students use in their work prior to submission for grading
  • Recommend resources
  • Provide limited technology support
  • Connect students with academic tutors
  • Meet with instructors to give feedback to improve services to students
  • Help with study and time management skills
  • Provide guidance for students in the classroom while instructor works with other students (embedded)
  • Email or message students from time-to-time about tutoring resources

Tutors cannot:

  • Evaluate or grade student work
  • Lead a class in the instructor's absence
  • Maintain student records
  • Assign student work
  • Serve as a liason to handle student complaints
  • Proctor tests
  • Create course content