Academic Support Directory
Student Academic Support Services
The following offices and programs provide academic support to AS&E students.
College Center for Advising Services – supports academic and individual success of all undergraduate students.
Greene Center for Career Education and Connections – helps students explore career options and choose academic pathways that enable them to be successful in their chosen career.
Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity – specifically supports first-generation students in their personal and academic success.
Office of Minority Student Affairs – specifically supports the personal, academic, and professional development and success of historically underrepresented minority students (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander).
Undergraduate Chemistry Council – offers group study sessions and tutoring for all undergraduate chemistry courses and assignment types.
Kearns Chemistry Study Groups – first generation and historically underrepresented minority students can participate in study groups for CHEM 131, 132, 203 and 204.
Computer Science Undergraduate Council – offers tutoring for most undergraduate computer science courses and some math courses Monday through Friday, virtually and in-person.
Women and Minorities in Computing – offers workshops and learning events for historically underrepresented minority groups within computer science.
Math Study Hall – offers group study sessions and tutoring for all undergraduate math courses Monday through Thursday.
Computer Science Undergraduate Council – offers tutoring for MATH 141/161, 142/162, 150, 165, and MATH/STAT 201, Monday through Friday, virtually and in-person.
National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) – offers group study halls on Thursdays.
Writing, Speaking and Argument Program – supports AS&E undergraduate learner for success designing and delivering effective and engaging presentations and speeches through one-one-one tutoring.
River Campus Libraries – offers a wide range of support services to help students successfully dream, design, conduct, and publish research projects and papers.
The Learning Center – supports the academic success of undergraduate learners through one-on-one academic success coaching, one-credit academic success courses, the peer-supported Study Zone learning space, and other study programs.
Writing, Speaking and Argument Program – supports AS&E undergraduate learners in developing critical skills for effective written communication across the disciplines through writing consultations, peer tutoring, asynchronous feedback on papers, online tutoring, and undergraduate writing groups.
Teaching Support Services
The following offices and programs provide teaching support to AS&E instructors.
Office of Disability Resources – provides support for instructors in developing accessible course materials, including digital materials, using evidence-based practices, such as Universal Design for Learning, and provides training for instructors in accessible and inclusive classrooms.
River Campus Libraries – provides support for instructors in creating and locating open access and accessible course materials, such as open educational resources, digitization services, and course reserves.
Center for Community Engagement – provides support and funding for instructors interested in incorporating community-engaged learning into their new or existing courses.
Office of Online Learning – offers a series of “how to” workshops for instructors interested in teaching online. The series covers everything from giving live or recorded lectures, using various discussion board tools, giving an online test, and providing a platform for asynchronous student presentations.
Teaching Center – offers best practices on designing and teaching online, hybrid, and physically-distanced courses.
Office of Disability Resources – provides guidance in accessible online teaching, including course design and assessment practices.
River Campus Libraries – provides support for instructors interested in teaching students how to conduct research, including creating customized research lessons, developing research guides, and design thinking.
Writing, Speaking and Argument Program – provides support for instructors interested in teaching students to write academic research papers, including workshops for instructors, courses in research design and writing for students, and advice on how to provide students feedback on written work.
Technology Support Services
The following offices and programs provide technology support to AS&E instructors.
Event and Classroom Management – supports learning technology in the classroom, including classroom projectors and av equipment, Panopto lecture capture, Smart Boards, equipment loans, and one-on-one or group training in effective use of technology in particular learning spaces. They also maintain the public computer labs and provide students access to specialized software required for courses.
AS&E Instructional Technology Services – supports learning technology in the classroom, including Zoom and wireless connectivity.
Blackboard Course Management System (learn.rochester.edu) – An online resource for faculty to manage grades, post and view assignments, and more.
GradeScope – Automate some grading tasks for a variety of exam types, including mathematical calculations, multiple choice, bubble sheets and short answers.
Panopto – Record audio, video, and screen casts of software applications, such as PowerPoint and Excel, from your computer screen for integrated playback later only for students registered for your class.
Poll Everywhere – capture live, in-class feedback from students and implement surveys, polls, quizzes, and word clouds across remote and hybrid platforms, including Zoom and Blackboard, and even embed them into your Power Point slides.
Qwickly Attendance – an easy-to-use tool that enables you to take attendance that is automatically graded in the Blackboard Grade Center.
Zoom Video and Web Conferencing – training and resources for using zoom web conferencing software as part of the University of Rochester community.
Additional technology resources related to teaching and learning can be found on the University IT website.
UR Student (Workday) – support for using the University’s student administrative system to assign and change grades, approve/deny course registration requests, view and print course rosters and view teaching schedule.
Course Evaluations – support for accessing your student course evaluation data within the Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback, Intervention System (AEFIS).