Academic Support for ALL classes & Free for ALL
The Student Success Center (SSC) provides free academic support for all students. Staffed by higher education professionals and departmental peer tutors, the SSC offers students the possibility to improve both academic and artistic skills, develop different learning approaches, and find encouragement for expanding ideas.
SSC services primarily include one-on-one assistance for all CCS classes and are tailored to each individual’s academic needs. Students find the SSC can be an oasis in the midst of their increasingly overwhelming workload. Whether a student is given assistance with an assignment or, help with time management or encouragement to build confidence in their work, the SSC can be just the place for students to get a handle on their academic concerns.
Peer Tutors Help with ALL classes
In the SSC our peer “creatives” are juniors and seniors in their majors who assist students with the specifics of a puzzling project or give tips for tackling life as a CCS student. Peer creatives help with Foundation studios, software challenges, or just general questions about building successful work habits. Peer tutor schedules are posted on the SSC webpage and in the SSC each semester. Students can meet with a peer tutor on a walk-in basis.
Writing Made Right
One of the major areas of assistance in the SSC is writing support. Help is available for all types of materials from research papers, short stories and essays to artist statements, and resumes. During interactive sessions, students can brainstorm topic ideas, revise drafts and sharpen mechanics and grammar. A valuable extension of the SSC is the Writing Studio which brings CCS English faculty together with students during lunchtime 1130 AM – 1230 PM.
International students may also receive assistance specific to their needs as English Language Learners.
Time Management – Time for YOU!
Whether you are a first-year CCS student or a senior, some semesters can be more complicated than others and you may need some strategies to make it through more difficult times successfully. Taking time to organize a work plan can be extremely effective and actually save you time, balance your workload and allow you to sleep!
Workshops on the Go, Computers & Quiet Space
Lunchtime and pop-up workshops highlighting a variety of student-centered topics are also conducted throughout each semester. The SSC also serves as an alternate computer lab where students have access to software as well as printing capability. A separate quiet study room is available for students who need privacy to work or to take tests.