During the 2015-2016 academic year, the ASC supported over 3,440 students.
Student tutoring contacts increased by over 50%.
Student visits to the Tutoring Center increased by more than 26%, supported by a new
software system called TutorTrac.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are the most frequently requested subjects for
tutoring (66%), followed closely by Biology.
Tutoring support was provided to over 60 campus partners in both the Fall and Spring
Faculty-referred tutors were available in the Tutoring Center, Classroom, Workshop,
Residence Halls and Flex scheduling areas.
A Satisfaction Survey was administered in the Fall and Spring semesters and 99% of
students responded that their tutoring session either met or exceeded their expectations.
Nearly 60% of all students served by tutors are freshmen and sophomores.
The Academic Support Center is centrally located in the Arts & Science Commons between
the Starr and Science buildings.
Structured Learning Assistance
SLA was developed at Ferris in 1993 and has grown from 1 course to over 20 courses
in the 2015-2016 academic year.
In the 2015-2016 academic year there were over 60 sections of SLA that were available
for student registration.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology are the top three SLA-supported subjects (77 %).
SLA served over 1600 students in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Sixty-nine
percent (69%) of these students, when surveyed, stated that they felt that their grade
was ½ to 1 full letter grade higher due to participating in SLA.
There were 18 faculty members in the Fall 2015 semester and 16 faculty members in
the Spring 2016 semester that participated in SLA.
There were 22 facilitators that were hired in the Fall 2015 semester. Of these 10
were first-time facilitators. In Spring 2016, seventeen facilitators were hired. Most
of these, faculty-referred facilitators, were returning from the Fall semester.
In the Fall 2015 semester BIOL 321 was a new course offered with SLA. In the Spring
2016 semester AUTO 114 was a new course offered in SLA.