Program mission statement
The Learning and Writing Center and Disability Support Services share the
University’s commitment to support the success of our students, in all their
diversity, by modeling academic excellence through peer assisted learning,
ensuring equal access to all aspects of college life, fostering independent
thinking, self-appraisal and confidence, and promoting life-long learning.
"Learning and Writing Center" is inclusive of four academic support
functions that will be represented in this assessment report; Learning
Center, Writing Center, Disability Support Services (DSS) and Early
Alert/Student Success. Both the DSS office and early alert program are
structured under the Learning Center.
Program goals, objectives and outcomes
The LWC/DSS will provide a welcoming and accessible learning space that
supports the delivery of academic support services.
- The LWC will provide appropriate learning spaces where peer assisted
learning can accommodate diverse student needs.
- Staff and student employees will offer a welcoming,
service-orientated atmosphere in the LWC.
- Students will report being able to identify resources and know how
to use them.
Knowledge and Skills:
Through training and implementation of services, students will be
challenged to improve their learning, thinking and communication skills.
- Students who frequently use tutoring for math will report an
increase in their understanding of mathematical concepts.
- Students who frequently use peer reading conferences will report an
improvement in their writing and critical thinking skills.
- DSS students will report an improvement in self-advocacy and