Student Success Center
The Student Success Center provides services designed to assist in the academic development of students at West Virginia Wesleyan College. The staff encourages students to reach their full academic potential and provides resources to assist in the journey toward educational goals. The SSC provides a variety of services, including advising, academic skills seminars, support for ﬁrst generation college students, and assistance in internship placement.
The Student Success Center is located on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center. The ofﬁce is open Monday-Friday 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
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The Learning Center
West Virginia Wesleyan College provides excellent support programs to students with diagnosed learning disabilities, attention disorders, and other special needs.
The College is strongly committed to providing excellent support to students with documented learning disabilities, attention difﬁculties, and other special needs. An individually structured program has been designed to accommodate our students. Professionals who have earned graduate degrees in the ﬁelds of Education, Educational Psychology, Special Education, Counseling, and Reading work to help each student design strategies for academic success.
REGULAR SEMESTER HOURS*
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACCESS TO TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY AND NOTES
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
*Hours are subject to modiﬁcation during holidays, ﬁnal exams, and campus events.
Accommodation Plans are determined through a review of the documentation provided by the student and the recommendation of the student’s Comprehensive Advisor, who works closely with each individual. The student will have access to our foundational services prior to, during, and after enrollment in our fee-based programs. The following services are provided when appropriate to the needs of the student:
- Individual support from a Comprehensive Advisor who plans and coordinates accommodation of student needs and acts as liaison with other departments of the College. The Comprehensive Advisor mentors the student through graduation with intensive emphasis on the student’s ﬁrst and second year.
- Weekly one-on-one academic strategy guidance.
- Support for the transition to college-level academics.
- Individualized Accommodation Plan, updated as needed.
- Preferential registration and specialized academic advising for the ﬁrst three semesters.
- Extended time and separate test-taking location for qualiﬁed students.
- Note-takers when appropriate.
- Alternative textbook format, i.e., available computer software, enlarged print, digital textbooks.
- Utilization of the Lindamood-Bell ® approach to learning (this program is fee-based).
- The Mentor Advantage Program’s customized professional tutoring hours are available as requested (this program is fee-based).
- Daytime and Evening check-In: A professional tutor will be on duty to provide organizational and academic support 12.5 hours per day in our Mentor Advantage study area, Monday through Friday, while the College is in session (no evening hours on Friday).
- Peer-Based Tutoring is an all-campus service, not limited to students with learning disabilities.
- Study Groups: Peer-led study groups may be organized for some classes not covered by the Walk-In Tutoring Program. If students need help for a class in a department not listed on the Walk-In Tutor schedule, they contact the Tutor Supervisor. The Tutor Supervisor works with the professor who teaches the class to organize a study group for the class. Study group times and locations will be announced in the class. This is an all-campus service.
The Comprehensive Advisor
Each student who is enrolled in the Learning Center foundational services for students with diagnosed disabilities will have the opportunity to meet with a Comprehensive Advisor on a weekly basis. Many of our students tell us the Comprehensive Advisor relationship is key to making the transition to college life; our ﬁrst year students have described the Comprehensive Advisor as an “anchor.”
The Comprehensive Advisor offers to work with students in the following ways:
- Developing academic, organizational, and self-monitoring strategies.
- Discussing priorities and motivational outlook.
- Deciding about accommodations to be used for college classes.
- Self-Advocacy coaching to describe needed accommodations to faculty.
- Advising for academic schedules the ﬁrst three semesters with preferential registration.
- Connecting to services within our program support system.
- Linking with other campus ofﬁces for extra-curricular referral and support.
- Processing the individual’s transition to college and general functioning.
Our students are rising adults; therefore, the Learning Center employs a self-advocacy approach to disability disclosure.
The Comprehensive Advisor will give each student a personalized letter for each professor. The letter states the name and contact information of the student’s Comprehensive Advisor and acknowledges the existence of the student’s learning disability.
- The Comprehensive Advisor will coach each student to describe the need for accommodations to faculty.
- The student should share this letter with the professor of the class for which accommodations are being requested.
- The professor may contact the student’s Comprehensive Advisor as a resource in providing effective strategies that may enhance the learning process, or to verify the accommodation request.
Each student’s educational evaluation/disability documentation will be kept in a locked ﬁle in the Learning Center ofﬁce. To reiterate, the Learning Center does not notify the student’s professor; the student is responsible for making a speciﬁc request to the professor of each class to implement authorized accommodations.
In order to receive testing accommodations, the student must provide the required documentation for the disability in a timely manner to the Learning Center ofﬁce and must comply with the procedures for accommodations that have been described in the Learning Center Handbook.
Here’s what WVWC students are saying about Walk-In Tutoring:
- I was confused until I came to tutoring.
- I’m seeing positive exam grades because of tutoring.
- The tutor helped me know what to study for my test.
- I feel more calm with the tutor’s advice.
- I always have an understanding when I leave.
Walk-In Tutoring is a peer-tutoring program certified Level I by the College Reading and Learning Association and sponsored by the Learning Center. It provides faculty-recommended tutors who are trained and supervised to assist students with the goal of promoting independence in learning.
Walk-In Tutoring offers help for students in courses offered by many of the academic departments. Tutors can help students: understand how to complete homework and other assignments, determine how and what to study, figure out professor expectations, etc. Students who would like assistance can attend one of the regularly scheduled tutoring sessions offered on a walk-in basis.
Students who need help with a course in a department not listed on the tutoring schedule can contact the Tutor Supervisor. The Tutor Supervisor will organize a study group for that particular course.
Requirements for Documentation
In order that we may provide for the academic needs of our students and make judgments regarding specialized program placement, students should submit an educational assessment, completed within the last two to three years, to the Director of the Learning Center. Documentation will include the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) and the Woodcock-Johnson Standard Achievement Battery. Alternate achievement assessment will be considered with the approval of the Director of the Learning Center. Both numeric scores and a narrative report, which interpret a perceived or diagnosed learning disability, are required. Additional materials, such as an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), will also be helpful.
Helpdesk (Information Technology)
West Virginia Wesleyan College provides the Computing Services Helpdesk for use by its faculty, staff, and students. We are the single point of contact for questions pertaining to college-issued computers, software, networking, and telephone services.
In addition to college owned systems, the Helpdesk also provides full hardware and software support for student-owned, WVWC-recommended Dell laptop computers, including warranty and Complete Care (ADP) claim processing. Support for other manufacturers and models may be limited, but the Helpdesk should be the student’s first place to seek support for all information technology problems or questions.
The Helpdesk also provides group and individual training opportunities. If you need assistance with college supported applications (MS Office Professional, E-mail clients, Avast Business Security, Blackboard LMS, etc.), or with system maintenance such as backing up data or removal of spyware, we can assist you to help ensure that your use of technology at WVWC is a productive and positive part of your college experience or career.
Location: Middleton Hall Room 211
Phone: (304) 473-8877
Fax: (304) 473-8672
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Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
The WVWC Helpdesk utilizes TeamViewer for remote support access. You can download and run the application from the link below. Running this application will allow our technician to connect to your computer and remotely view and control your system during a single session. The software is not permanently installed. You should only download and install this software as directed through a telephone conversation with our support staff.
Please follow the instructions provided via telephone support from our staff.
The Writing Center
Library, Room 112
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