What You Should Know About the ASC and SLA

Academic Support Center
Fall 2017 Semester

  • During the Fall 2017 semester, the ASC supported over 1,695 students in the diverse areas of tutoring available.

  • Even with lower enrollment numbers, student tutoring contacts increased by over 47%.

  • Student visits to the Tutoring Center increased by more than 38% as they continue to utilize the TutorTrac online appointment software.

  • Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics are the most frequently requested subjects for tutoring (84%), followed closely by Accounting and Biology.

  • Tutoring support was provided to over 32 campus partners in the Fall semester.

  • Faculty-referred tutors were available in Classroom, Workshop and Flex scheduling areas.

  • A survey attached to the TutorTrac checkout system was utilized in the Fall semester. Ninety-nine percent of students responded that their tutoring session either met or exceeded their expectations.

  • Over 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
Academic Year 2017-2018

  • SLA was developed at Ferris in 1993 and has grown from 1 course to 20 courses in the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • In the 2017-2018 academic year there were 64 sections of SLA that were available for student registration.

  • Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology are the top three SLA-supported subjects (77%).

  • SLA served over 1,571 students in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of students surveyed in the Fall semester stated that they felt that their grade was ½ to 1 full letter grade higher due to participating in SLA.

  • There were 22 faculty members in the Fall 2017 semester and 14 faculty members in the Spring 2018 semester that participated in SLA.

  • There were 28 facilitators that were hired in the Fall 2017 semester. Of these 15 were first-time facilitators. In Spring 2018, seventeen facilitators were hired and of these, 3 were first-time facilitators. The remainder of the facilitators were returning from the Fall semester.

  • MATH 109 was a new SLA course in the Fall 2017 semester, as was MATH 114 in the Spring 2018 semester.