The Center for Academic Support offers a variety of services to assist each student in preparation for graduation and career placement. The center’s goals are to support students in their efforts to develop and maximize their talents, empower them to direct their own learning, and lead them to pathways of success. With emphasis on success, graduates acquire lifelong behaviors and attitudes which are recognized by employers.
- The Center for Academic Support offers individual and group tutoring by peer and professional tutors in a variety of content areas.
- Workshops in Learning Styles, Reading to Learn, Time Management, Test-taking Strategies, Test Preparation, Note-taking, Diverse Learning Techniques, Locus of Control and Culinary Math are offered.
- The Writing Center offers individual appointments for improving written expression, researching and designing papers, and using MLA format. Workshops are also offered in research, MLA format and punctuation.
- Peer and professional tutoring is available in accounting, math, science and most major courses. Tutors provide individual and/or group sessions as students’ needs and resources dictate.
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) in some mathematics and accounting classes is offered.
- Accommodations are made for students with disabilities who provide appropriate documentation as described below.
The academic support services complement students’ academic and technical training by sharpening their ability to position themselves in today’s competitive marketplace. This is accomplished with programs centered around personal and career success.
Students With Disabilities
JWU is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to allow students with learning, physical or other disabilities the opportunity to succeed in academic pursuits. While maintaining the highest academic integrity, the university strives to balance scholarship with support services which will assist students with disabilities in functioning in the university’s academic environment.
Because some programs of study at the university have technical standards and requirements, applicants and students with disabilities should contact the director of the Center for Academic Support at 980-598-1510 to discuss the availability of reasonable accommodations, when appropriate.
Available reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who provide the appropriate documentation include, but are not limited to:
- Decelerated Course Load
- Preferential Scheduling
- Individualized Exams
- Note-taking Assistance
- Tape Recorders Allowed in Class
- Live Scribe Pen
- Digital Texts
- Classroom Relocation
- Housing Accommodations
- Medically Excused Absences
- Reader or Scribe
- Assistive Technology
- Voice Recognition Software
For further information regarding available reasonable accommodations and the accommodations procedure, please see the Academic Support section of the Charlotte Campus website or call the Center for Academic Support at 980-598-1500.
Information regarding the Accommodation of Food Allergies for Students in the College of Culinary Arts and The Hospitality College
Food allergies can be life-threatening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies cause 30,000 cases of anaphylaxis, 2,000 hospitalizations and 150 deaths annually.
Please note that the common food allergens (cow’s milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soybeans and wheat), as well as less common food allergens, are used regularly in the university’s curriculum in the College of Culinary Arts and The Hospitality College.
The College of Culinary Arts and The Hospitality College have technical standards that must be met for participation in their academic programs. All College of Culinary Arts programs and some Hospitality College programs include the requirement that the student, with or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to safely and effectively test and evaluate the taste, appearance, texture and aroma of food and beverage products, and maneuver in professional or commercial kitchens, dining rooms and related facilities.
If you are an applicant with a food allergy who has been accepted for admission to JWU who intends to pursue studies in the College of Culinary Arts or The Hospitality College, we strongly urge you to call or visit the Center for Academic Support (980-598-1500) prior to attending your first class to discuss any reasonable accommodations that might be available to you during your academic studies. While the university will provide reasonable accommodations in compliance with applicable law, the university cannot guarantee it will be able to meet all requests for accommodations or remove all allergens from its curriculum.