At IU Southeast, “advising” is defined as academic advising of students regarding requirements for degrees, course selection, and similar academic matters. “Counseling” is defined as assisting students with career decisions, personal programs, human relationships, and similar personal matters.
All students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor each semester before registering at IU Southeast. Advisors will review academic requirements, discuss prospective courses, and consider how those courses fit into the overall academic plan. They may also discuss the relationship between academic plans and prospective careers. Academic services, policies, and procedures vary depending on major and the student’s academic level. For specific information, visit the Academic Advising Center.
New Student Orientation offers a variety of services essential to students’ successful transition to the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of college. New students become more familiar with their new college environment, meet faculty in their academic school, and learn about opportunities that will enhance their college experience. New students also receive timely and relevant academic and student support services information, meet with academic advisors, and receive assistance with initial registration for courses. First-year and transfer students, after being admitted, may find information about “next steps” on the Campus Life New Students website.
Students who are having difficulty with course work should be directed to the Student Development Center located in University Center South, room 203. This unit offers tutoring, accommodated testing services, workshops, and supplemental instruction. For more information visit the Student Development Center website. Request a tutor using the tutor request form.
The Mathematics Resource Laboratory, located in the Physical Sciences Building, provides a wide range of instructional materials and support services to students at all levels of mathematics as well as to mathematics faculty members. In addition to tutoring services, the lab provides specialized software, links to tutorial sites on the internet, graphing calculators for loan to students, and a library of instructional videotapes. Math Lab schedules and more can be found on the Mathematics Resource Laboratory website.
The Writing Center, located in Knobview, with an additional location in the Library during the fall and spring semesters, helps students at all levels to develop skills in writing for all disciplines. Its secondary function is to support instructors by providing a staffed computer laboratory for writing instruction and by supplying materials and suggestions for teaching specific writing skills. It includes computer stations for scheduled instructional sessions and for use by individual students during drop-in consulting hours. Additional information is available on the Writing Center’s website.