In addition to its regular summer offerings, Washington Adventist University will offer two special summer programs in 2014. Both of these are designed to enhance student success and highlight the richness of Washington DC Metropolitan Area arts and humanities offerings. These programs are:(July 6-August 7, 2014) (July 20-August 7, 2014)
The Academic Support program exists primarily to aid students in their transition into college, and in their success in completing college.
Services include the following:
At Washington Adventist University (WAU), academic support is an integral part of the broader academic program and goals of the university. The aim of this program is to facilitate student academic success by providing the appropriate assistance throughout the student’s education at the university.
Academic advising at WAU is a cooperative educational partnership between faculty advisors, staff/faculty mentors, and advisees grounded in mutual respect in a shared commitment to student growth and success.
All incoming students are assigned a faculty advisor and a mentor (faculty/staff) when they begin college. Once students decide on an educational track (major/program of study), they are required to meet with their advisor assigned by the department.
WAU advocates and supports student-center academic advising to assist students in making sound educational, career and life-long goals, thus ensuring that students have a successful college experience.
Mandatory Academic Corrective Plan of Action for “At Risk” Students
Within two-three weeks of notification of probationary status, the student must submit a thorough-written academic self-assessment to the Enrichment Program Advisor and to his/her Academic Advisor. The student is then expected to being working on a Corrective Plan of Action.
The purpose of developing a plan is to help the student return to good academic standing. Issues to be discussed are:
The Betty Howard Center for Student Success (BHCSS) will take the following measures to help students in the Enrichment Program and those on Probation/Suspension to regain regular academic standing.
To learn, we depend on our senses to process the information around us. Most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others. The three most common learnng styles are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Sometimes people have two or three that all have about the same number of choices. Some people depend on two or more types of learning styles. It is not unusual to use different learning styles for different tasks. That's why people can respond so differently to the same thing.
Click here to take the 16-question inventory and find out what your primary learning style is.
Read the question and select the answer that closest fits your answer. Don't think about the questions too much. Go with your first choice. After you answer each of these questions, just click on the submit button at the bottom of the page. If you are connected to the internet, the computer will evaluate the results and display how many of each answer you selected.
Once the computer has evaluated your answers, it will show your primary learning style. For more information, read Descriptions of the Three Most Common Learning Styles.
(Adapted from Instructor Magazine, 8-89)