The Academic Support Center (ASC) is devoted to providing academic assistance for RIT students as well as support for RIT faculty and staff. Each quarter, workshops, classes, labs and individual appointments provide instruction in reading, writing, mathematics and study skills.
The ASC has services for all students, from incoming freshmen to graduate students. In addition to skill development, the ASC offers courses designed to teach students how to improve their study techniques and how to make the most of their individual learning abilities.
The Academic Support Center team works closely with other RIT faculty members to determine how ASC can best provide support for students and academic courses. This collaboration has led to team-teaching, specialized labs, and effective referral systems. The ASC also maintains liaisons with other support programs on campus to provide a comprehensive network of services.
Discovery and Pathways are one-credit classes that meet once-a-week to discuss topics related to succeeding at RIT. In the fall quarter, the Discovery class provides students with insider knowledge about RIT, such as where to find student resources, how to navigate registration and managing your time in the 10-week quarter. In either the winter or spring quarter (your choice), the Pathways class focuses on working in teams, project management and presentation skill formation. Through both of these required courses, it is also expected that students will think critically about their own goals so they can make the most of their educational and social opportunities.
- Math & Physics (drop-in tutoring)
- Writing Center (drop-in tutoring)
- Academic Assessment (individual appointments)
- Reading Instruction (drop-in and individual appointments)
- Academic Success Workshops
- Applied Study Skills course
- Study Skill Coaching (individual appointments)
- Structured Monitoring
- Supplemental Instruction
- Tutor Training