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Academic Support

ASC - Secondary Pages: Information for Faculty

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 our services for them.

Class Visits

Students often need a face to put with a statement of services. To give an overview of the services we offer in the Academic Support Center, a tutor can visit your class to discuss our aims, practices, and staff.

To schedule a visit call 410-827-5854 or fill out our form. We ask that classroom visits be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance whenever possible. For a custom workshop on a particular topic, like APA formatting or incorporating source material, please try to schedule at least two weeks in advance.

Suggested Text for Syllabi or Assignments

We can use your help getting consistent word out across campus by including information about our services and philosophy in your syllabi. Below, please find text that can be copied and pasted directly into your syllabus, course materials, or Canvas course that provides our hours, location, and an explanation of our general services. 

TEXT TO COPY:

The Academic Support Center (ASC) is located in L-105 of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Wye Mills and in the Multi-Service Center in Cambridge. Tutors are available for 30- or 60-minute appointments to help you with writing, math, science, and basic technology skills in any course you take at Chesapeake. We also provide remote tutoring services. Don't wait to take advantage of this free resource provided by Chesapeake College to help you do your best. 

To schedule an in-person or remote appointment, call 410-827-5854 or email asc@chesapeake.edu.

Proof of Tutoring Visit

Students may request a Proof of Visit card from the tutor during or after their session to provide you proof of their visit with a tutor. The card is stamped with an ASC mark and signed/initialed by the tutor. If you ever have any questions about a student's proof of visit, contact us at asc@chesapeake.edu. We do not send session information automatically to instructors, nor will tutors fill out any forms created by instructors and sent with students to confirm visits or sessions.

Handbooks & Resources

The Academic Support Center is an excellent resource for handbooks and materials for writing, science, and math support. We shelve 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 or use only in the Center.

We also provide links to advice on solving many of the academic issues that give students the most trouble, and our list is growing every day. Print resources on commonly addressed topics, such as citation or translating basic phrases in math, are also available.

Recommending Tutors

Some of our best staff were once your students. We hope that you'll continue to refer your engaged, interested, successful students to us as potential tutors. We look for students who've been successful in a discipline, show an interest in the college experience, are friendly and engaging, and demonstrate good communication skills. Members of the local community or students at other institutions are also welcome to apply.

Faculty and Staff Writing

All Academic Support writing tutors are experienced writers and attentive readers who can give even faculty and staff a sense of the effect of their writing on readers. Full-time tutors are qualified to assist faculty and staff with a variety of writing-related tasks, including the following:

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

What We Don't Do

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 boundaries of the support we offer. If you ever have questions about our role as an academic support center, please be in touch. 

In alignment with the best practices and the Tutoring Code of Ethics, our tutors will not:

  • Send proof of a visit without a student’s consent
  • Grade or evaluate students’ work
  • Serve as middle-men for faculty–student communication, including contacting faculty with questions on students’ behalf
  • “Sign off” on the student’s work for content, grammar, or citation before a student turns in an assignment
  • Proofread a student’s work so it is “clean” for a faculty member to read or grade.