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Academic Advancement Center

Location
1255 Student Success Center
Campus Box 1630
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Contact
Phone: (618) 650‑3717
Fax: (618) 650‑3448
Email: kethoma@siue.edu

Mission

Learning Support Services at SIUE is dedicated to helping the underprepared prepare, the prepared advance, and the advanced excel.

The department provides direct instruction for students and serves as an instructional support and resource unit for faculty, staff, and the community at large. Several key activities enable Learning Support Services to accomplish this mission:

  • Academic Development Courses
  • Testing Programs
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Open-Access Tutoring Centers
  • Academic Survival Workshops and other outreach activities
  • Summer Success Program
  • Speech Center

The mission of Learning Support Services reflects the broad range of academic support services that is important to student success. To address this mission, the staff recognizes the academic strengths and weaknesses of students, assists students in acquiring fundamental skills in a supportive, professional atmosphere, and offers academic support to university students at various points in their university careers.

The mission of Learning Support Services supports the University’s mission statement and, as such, is “a student-centered community dedicated to communicating, expanding and integrating knowledge.” (siue.edu/about/mission.shtml). Through our many services Learning Support Services also supports the University in its mission to develop “professionals, scholars and leaders who shape a changing world.” (siue.edu/about/mission.shtml).

Learning Support Services assists the University in enhancing and executing its mission by ...

  • providing access to higher education for students who might not otherwise pursue a college degree;
  • supporting academic progress of students at the university, thus aiding retention;
  • assisting students from diverse backgrounds, such as those whose parents are not college graduates, those who choose to advance their education after many years on the job or in the home, and those who have learning disabilities or atypical learning styles; and
  • upholding the University’s shared values of citizenship, excellence, inclusion, integrity and wisdom.
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