Academic Services

Academic Support Center

The mission of the Academic Support Center is to provide opportunities through classes, tutoring, advising, mentoring, and specialized programs for all students to be academically successful at The University of Findlay and to collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators to address the learning needs and academic performance of students for the purpose of student retention.

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides, free of charge, a variety of academic support programs to on-campus and online students enrolled at The University of Findlay. Peer tutoring is available in writing for all courses, math, chemistry, biology, physics, and animal science, as well as accounting, economics, and finance, are covered each semester. Tutoring is provided in a variety of other courses each semester to cover student needs. Study skills courses are taught in both a one-hour and a three-hour format and provide students with study strategies to improve academic performance, and self-management skills to help students achieve greater potential in college and life. Individual study skills counseling related to academic performance is offered on such topics as time management, textbook reading, note taking, memorization, test taking skills, and test anxiety reduction. Special programs in study strategies and academic learning can be tailored to meet the needs of faculty and organizations on campus. The ASC also works in conjunction with the Office of Disability Services and the Oiler Success Center to provide students with appropriate support services.

Career Planning

The Office of Career Planning provides the opportunity for students to assess their career interests and explore the major programs and career fields that are best suited to their individual strengths through counseling, career classes, workshops, and career information resources. The office also provides academic advising for freshmen who are undeclared/undecided majors and currently enrolled students who are changing majors.

Disability Services

The purpose of the Office of Disability Services is to provide reviews and to determine appropriate services for students with disabilities as well as provide the framework within which specialized services are fulfilled and monitored. The Office of Disability Services works closely with all offices on campus to coordinate appropriate services.

Specific services the Office of Disability Services can coordinate are: note-takers, sign language interpreters, tape recorders, video/audio taping of classes, extended time on tests, non-distracted settings, adaptive testing, letters of introduction to faculty, student advocacy, priority scheduling and registration, academic advising, temporary disability plans, and campus orientations. Large print materials, books/texts on tape, tutors, individual tutors, adaptive housing, and additional safety devices are also available.

Internships and Placement

Internships enable students to acquire “hands-on” experience related to their degree, increase their marketability for future job placement, and enhance their preparation for graduate and professional programs. Internship opportunities are available locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Center for Career & Professional Development offers students and alumni assistance with their internship and job search. The Center for Career & Professional Development offers assistance with résumé and cover letter writing, interview preparation, advice on employment issues, job search tips, and job trend information. The Center for Career & Professional Development invites employers of all industries to recruiting events such as job fairs, information sessions, mock interviews, class presentations, and on-campus interviews.

For additional information, e-mail or call 419-434-4665.

Faculty Advisers

The system of faculty advisers is an essential part of the personalized education at The University of Findlay. When students enroll, they are assigned a faculty adviser who will guide them in developing an educational plan to their best advantage. Advisers counsel students each semester concerning choice of courses, future academic plans, and career goals.

Student Responsibility Statement

The responsibility for planning academic programs rests largely with the student. Students must study the catalog and academic announcements carefully and arrange to take the required courses at the proper time. However, the services of faculty advisers, college deans, and the director of career planning are available to students.

It is the responsibility of the student to a) acquire the information needed to assume final responsibility for course scheduling, program planning, and the successful completion of all graduation requirements; b) seek the academic and career information needed to meet educational goals; c) become knowledgeable about the relevant policies, procedures, and rules of the University, college, and academic program; d) be prepared with accurate information and relevant materials when contacting the faculty adviser; e) consult with a faculty adviser at least once a semester to decide on courses, review the accuracy of the degree audit, check progress toward graduation, and discuss the suitability of other educational opportunities provided by the University.