The Office of Student Success Services (SSS) serves as the College’s academic support center, provides personalized and group services and resources to support to all students in the “teaching and learning” aspect of the institution’s mission. Services offered in SSS include academic advising, student retention, student mentoring and engagement, student study laboratories, study rooms, and standardized test administration. Although the advising services are specific to students with 30 semester hours or less (see the first bullet point below for further information), all students may access all services provided including tutoring services. The goal of Student Success Services is to enhance and facilitate learning throughout the students’ college career and to positively impact retention and graduation. Student Success Services enhances the development of the student by promoting intellectual, personal, and social growth.
- Academic advising is synergistic in its approach to ensuring student success. Each student is assigned to an advisor who follows them through completion of their first thirty credit hours. After completing thirty credit hours, students are assigned a faculty advisor within their intended major course of study.
- Student Retention provides students with support for personal, social, and academic challenges. Students have the opportunity to meet privately with their advisor, the retention coordinator, and/or participate in various collaborative workshops and activities designed to increase self-confidence, self-efficacy, and self-motivation.
- Student Mentoring, Engagement, and Group Sessions are facilitated through the assigned student advisor. Students are mentored and participate in high engagement activities weekly as a group. Sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the students and seek to continually prepare students intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally as they pursue their Bachelor’s Degree. Students have the opportunity to schedule private meetings as needed.
- Student Computer Lab, Study Rooms, and Testing are available to all students for academic use only. Students are welcome to use these areas to complete research, projects, individual assignments, conduct review sessions, and for any other academic need. These areas are also used to administer standardized exams such as the ACT Residual, ETS tests, LSAT, and Accuplacer.
- AVID @ Jarvis (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a research-based college success system designed to meaningfully support the whole student and increase academic performance. The AVID system is intricately embedded in the First Year Experience Program (FYE) course. It focuses on various WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading) strategies and methodologies that are used in both curricular and co-curricular settings across the campus. It is specifically designed to ensure academic success for all students .
- Disability Services for students provide support services through the Office of Student Success Services to create an inclusive campus where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to be successful. Student Disability Services acts as an advocate for students with disabilities and seeks to ensure that those students receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, outlined by the federal law, to have equal access to all institutional programs and services regardless of the type and extent of disability. Students are made aware and informed of these services during the First YearExperiencecourse. All students are made aware of disability services in the College Catalog as well as the College website. Disability Services provides intake, assessment of needs on campus, and facilitation of academic and other accommodations for students attending Jarvis Christian College. Disability Services enhances the development of the student by promoting the intellectual, personal, and social growth.