At the College of Engineering and Computer Science we are committed to the success of each individual. It is a commitment that is found not only in our classrooms, but also in the programs and experiences that we provide to our students. These opportunities support our students’ development in the academic, personal, and professional skills that are critical for success and leadership in today’s society.
Academic Excellence Workshops
The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) are geared toward achieving success in courses in engineering and math. AEW sessions are peer-facilitated, one-credit, pass/fail courses designed to supplement the instruction in many first and second year courses. Students are able to register for these classes during the course add period via MySlice.
Participants not only leave with superb understanding of the material, but also with new organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills. The Academic Excellence Workshop is an excellent opportunity to meet your peers and establish new study groups as you learn essential course material.
In addition to Academic Excellence Workshops, the College is committed to offering a number of different resources to ensure student success. There are a number of ways that students can find help with academic coursework.
Peer Office Hours
Peer office hours are available Sunday through Friday to help all engineering and computer science students with their coursework in calculus and other fundamental engineering courses supported by the AEW program. A complete schedule of these sessions is available on Blackboard Organizations under “ECS Peer Office Hours”.
There are number of math clinics available to help students through their coursework in calculus and other math disciplines.
The Physics department offers help for coursework through the Physics Clinic.
Group Tutoring Support
The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) provides and facilitates academic support services, including free small-group tutoring for many courses each semester. A current list of courses and sign-up information can be found at the Center for Learning and Student Success.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science sponsors a limited number of hours of tutoring for courses where there is not an AEW or CLASS Group Tutoring support. Students interested in obtaining tutoring sponsorship should complete the following form as indicated.
Engineering and Computer Science Learning Community
The Engineering and Computer Science Learning Community (ECS LC) is housed in Shaw Hall, home of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) residential college. Being part of the residential college, students in the ECS LC are clustered together based on academic interest and have access to additional resources in the building. These include academic counselor support, study lounges with in-hall computer clusters, and faculty involvement.