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Resources:

Academic Advising
Academic Standing
Campus Advising Network
Career Services
Counseling Center
Departmental Tutoring
Disability Services
EIU Four
Faculty and Departments
Gateway Program
Health Education Resource Center (HERC)
Honors Programs
International Programs
Minority Affairs
New Student Programs (Orientation)
Panther Athletic Support Services (PASS)
Reading Center
Residence Hall Staff
Speech-Language Hearing Clinic
Student Support Team
TRiO Program
University Foundations Course
Writing Center
 

  Academic Advising 

Provides counseling and helps students select appropriate courses. Helps students to understand academic policies and regulations. Offers workshops on topics such as choosing a major.

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Academic Standing

The D/F List

Students who are performing at a D or an F level at the 8th week of the semester in 1000 or 2000 level courses are issued a letter from the Center for Academic Support and Achievement advising them of their projected grades in those classes where their professor has indicated that they are currently earning a D or an F.

Warning/Probation/Dismissal

See the On-line catalog for information

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Campus Advising Network

Faculty and other professional advisors play an important role in helping students to schedule appropriate classes, complete graduation requirements, select a desired major and career, and work through academic, personal, and social problems that often confront college students.

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Career Services

Offers computer based interest inventories, individual counseling sessions, a resource library, an online resume service, workshops, and job fairs.

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Counseling Center

Provides free, confidential individual counseling sessions for enrolled students. Offers workshops on topics related to psychological issues.

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Departmental Tutoring

Various departments on campus offer free tutoring programs. In some cases, the tutoring is provided for specific first or second year classes; in others cases, tutoring is available for a wider range of courses. Some tutors are graduate students; others are advanced undergraduates. Most departments offer drop-in tutoring; a few departments allow individual appointments. In addition, some departments offer informal peer tutoring through their clubs.

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Disability Services

Coordinates services for qualified students with disabilities. Provides information, equipment, and other resources. Offers workshops and programs and acts as an advocate for students with disabilities.

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EIU Four

This is a graduation incentive program that helps students in most majors obtain a degree in four years or less. Monitoring degree progress and counseling are among the services provided.

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Faculty and Departments

Students attend college for an education and to earn a degree. Faculty, through their teaching efforts, play a crucial role in the retention of students. Faculty members often engage in classroom practices and out-of-class counseling, mentoring, and tutoring that enhances retention, as well as making referrals when they encounter students struggling with academic or social issues. Many departments engage in concerted efforts to track the progress of their majors and intervene when students are having difficulties.

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Gateway Program

This is a special admissions program for those students who do not meet Eastern’s entrance requirements. Students are given assessments, they meet regularly with counselors, their progress (attendance & grades) is tracked three times a semester, and they are offered academic support. Students are required to attend study tables and workshops offered by various student support specialists.

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Health Education Resource Center (HERC)

Offers a variety of health related outreach programs, offers access to information, and provides counseling for health related issues such as alcohol and other drugs and sexually transmitted diseases.

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Honors Programs

Offers a computer laboratory, counseling, special classes, scholarships, privileges, and special events for accepted students.

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International Programs

Students are given an extensive orientation to Eastern Illinois University and American culture during the week preceding the fall semester. Students receive a handbook (Survival Guide) and ongoing English instruction and academic and personal counseling.

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Minority Affairs

Offers personal support, answers questions, provides information on special scholarships and internships, dispenses relevant academic information, and provides general information on campus life and social activities. In addition, the office monitors campus climate, collects data, and acts as general ombudsman for minority student problems.

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New Student Programs (Orientation)

Introduces students to Eastern Illinois University through a daylong program that helps familiarize students with the campus and the transition to college as well as registering them for classes. Organizes convocation and related events and sponsors programs such as the emerging leaders program.

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Panther Athletic Support Services

The Panther Athletic Support Services (PASS) provides specialized support to student-athletes in light of the unique time demands, responsibilities, and rules governing participation in intercollegiate athletics. Services are provided in a safe, personal environment where academic growth is a priority, personal development and independence are enhanced, and long-term success is nurtured by a staff which models these same commitments.

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Reading Center

Offers various software programs (Learning Plus--a math, reading, and English program; speed reading, study skills assessment) and individualized assistance with reading and study skills by graduate students or staff. Provides the GST 1000 course (Reading and Study Skills). Offers workshops on the Illinois Basic Skills Test.

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Residence Hall Staff

Residence hall assistants produce or sponsor programs related to academics and college life. Student also interact with RAs when they need help with an academic or social problem or when they violate residence life rules.

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Speech-Language Hearing Clinic

Provides diagnostic and therapy services to EIU students free of charge for speech, language and hearing difficulties including voice problems, stuttering, English language usage, accent reduction, and social communication problems associated with brain injury and autistic spectrum disorders.

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Student Support Team

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TRiO Program

Students who are first generation, low income, or have a disability may apply for admission to this program, which offers individual professional counseling, peer tutoring, leadership training and opportunities, and a computer laboratory.

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University Foundations Course

Two-credit class hour class for incoming first-year students providing orientation to the academic and social life at Eastern Illinois University as well as critical thinking, learning, reading, speaking, and writing skill development.

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Writing Center

Drop-in or individual tutoring by appointment on the process of writing and editing. Graduate students will also answer questions over the phone.

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