2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog
The Student Support Services (SSS) mission is to provide educational access, skill development, personal support, and a level playing field for all in our University community. SSS houses a number of campus programs and activities: The programs that provide these services are both federally and university-funded. The federally funded programs serve students who are qualified according to the following federal guidelines: low income, first-generation college students (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree,) or students with a disability. The University funded programs and activities include developmental math skill building, a study skills course, tutoring, counseling, academic advising, campus wide testing, an academic early warning system called ASSIST, Disability Support Services, and mentoring, and are all open to the entire University Community. Student Support Services offices and labs are located in Swenson Hall 1024.
|MATH 090||Fundamentals of Math|
|IDS 095||Collegiate Study skills|
|IDS 195||Collegiate Relationships|
|IDS 305||Tutoring Practicum|
|Access and Bridge Learning Communities|
The Mathematics Lab in Swenson Hall 1024 utilizes peer tutors who provide math tutoring in a variety of math courses offered at the university from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on Friday. Tutoring in the residence halls is available Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in mathematics through calculus, and other specialiy topics. Check the Student Support Services website for residence hall locations.
Academic Support Center in Swenson Hall 1025 is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Peer tutors assist students in the following areas:
Online Tutoring is available through Tutor.com. Students can get assistance 24/7 in most subjects. Visit our Online Tutoring website to access this surface and for additional information.
The ACCESS Program, scheduled for the summer and fall, offers a college experience with classes taught by UW-Barron County, on the UW-Superior campus. The program courses are transferable and meet UW-Superior general education requirements. Students who successfully complete their ACCESS courses through UW-Barron County (2.0 GPA or better) are invited to continue their studies full time at UW-Superior within the BRIDGE Program.
The BRIDGE Program consists of a required study skills course, focused advising, and a semester of academic monitoring. The biggest bonus for ACCESS students is that they have established a network and begin their career at UW-Superior 6 to 12 credits ahead of other new students.
The ASSIST/Early Warning Program provides special assistance and guidance to any student who has been identified by faculty or staff to be experiencing some sort of difficulty. The ASSIST/Early Warning Program Coordinator provides students with early guidance that either refers them to the correct office or helps them work through their problem, in order to succeed academically. A one or two credit section of IDS 095 Collegiate Study Skills is also offered through this program.
Disability Support Services (DSS) staff are committed to provide reasonable accommodations for students covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability against persons in any program or activity receiving or benefiting from federal funds. Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act also require these institutions to make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. These mandates apply to documented learning, physical, sensory, and psychiatric disabilities. Students may familiarize themselves with the DSS Handbook online at www.uwsuper.edu/dr.
The Disability Support Services officer serves as a liaison for students with disabilities, and coordinates reasonable accommodation requests. To become eligible for accommodations, interested students must:
The UW-Superior Testing Center, located in Swenson Hall 1025, offers UW-Placement exams, Disability testing, CLEP and DSST exams, PRAXIS I and II exams, ACT/SAT Exams. Visit the Testing Center webpage for additional information, or call 715-394-8087 to schedule an exam.
Placement Testing: UW-Superior policy dictates the following:
CLEP-DANTES (DSST) Examinations
Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1964 to identify and assist promising high school students who face barriers to completing high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Over the past 45 years, more than 778 Upward Bound programs across the nation have helped hundreds of thousands of young people. The University of Wisconsin-Superior is one of 26 Upward Bound programs in Wisconsin providing support services to high potential students who would be unlikely to pursue higher education without extra support. Upward Bound provides that support at no cost to the families or the school district.
The McNair Scholars Program prepares income eligible, first generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral study. Each year, 25 students are chosen to participate in the program's activities, which include seminars, cultural events, graduate school visits, and more. During the summer, 12 scholars participate in a paid individual research experience, working collaboratively with a faculty mentor on a project of interest to the student. Program participants also receive GRE preparation instruction and help in the graduate school application process.
Student Support Services (TRiO)
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 1024
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
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