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The Division of Academic Resources works collaboratively with the Endicott community to provide access to information resources and services, technology and academic support programs. These services are provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Department of Academic Technology, and the Halle Library.
The Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning, located in the Diane M. Halle Library, provides a wide range of services to all students seeking a successful academic experience. Students are encouraged to participate actively in their learning through an understanding of the skills, strategies and techniques needed to achieve their academic goals. Various programs that focus on content instruction and study skills are offered on an individualized or group basis.
College Learning Program
The College Learning Program is offered free of charge and is designed to enhance the educational experiences of all students at Endicott College. Through individualized tutoring with professional and/or peer tutors, students may receive support in a variety of disciplines, either on a drop-in basis or by setting up weekly meetings with a peer tutor.
The College Learning Program consists of, but is not limited to, the following components:
Athletic Training Lab
Weekly sessions are available for drop-in tutoring with professional and peer tutors in Athletic Training.
This lab offers drop-in help from peer and professional tutors in Accounting, Business Fundamentals, Business Methods, Business Statistics, Economics, and Finance.
Computer Science Lab
Professional and peer tutors offer assistance in a number of Computer Science courses on a drop-in basis.
This lab offers support from professional and peer tutors in Hospitality courses, including Hospitality Accounting.
Interior Design Lab
Peer tutors are available on a drop-in basis to help students with Interior Design courses.
Students practice their spoken language in required weekly drill sessions with peer teaching assistants in language courses including: French, Italian, and Spanish.
Professional and peer tutors offer drop-in support for Math including, but not limited to, Geometry, Applied Statistics, Probability, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus.
The Nursing Lab offers drop-in assistance from peer tutors in many Nursing courses, including, but not limited to, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pathopharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Microbiology.
Research Methods Lab
Professional and peer tutors offer assistance for Social Science Methods on a drop-in basis.
A professional tutor is available on a drop-in basis for help with many Science courses, including, but not limited to, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Microbiology, and Physics.
Visual Communications Lab
Peer tutors assist students in Visual Communications courses on a drop-in basis.
The Writing Center
The Writing Center provides free one-on-one assistance with all aspects of the writing process through professional and/or peer tutoring. Students may make appointments online or drop in to the Writing Center, which is open on weekdays, evenings, and Sundays. Writing tutors work with any Endicott student- undergraduate or graduate- on any type of writing. The Writing Center also offers in-class workshops and online writing resources.
Student Support Program
The Student Support Program offers professional tutoring two hours per week to help students master course content and develop appropriate learning strategies that will enable them to be in control of their own education. Course work is closely monitored through frequent contact with faculty and consistent recording of progress. The Student Support Program is available each semester for an additional fee.
Peer Tutor Program
Peer tutors are highly qualified students who are trained and certified following the guidelines of the College Reading and Learning Association. Peer tutors are successful students who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher, have been recommended by a faculty member, and have received a B or above in all of the courses they tutor. Tutors are available in a wide variety of courses across the curriculum; they work in the College Learning Program Drop-In Labs, and are also available for one-on-one or small group sessions. These services are offered free of charge.
Honors Program: Endicott Scholars
The Endicott Scholars is an interdisciplinary honors program that challenges Endicott’s most able and ambitious students to engage closely with ideas from a broad array of fields of study and to undertake independent research. For a full description, please see Honors and Awards.
The Center for Teaching Excellence
The Center for Teaching Excellence provides support and training for all teaching faculty at Endicott College. Services include individualized consultation and syllabus review, and mentoring of new faculty. The Center is also responsible for organizing training, workshops and discussion groups focusing on all aspects of classroom instruction and academic advising.
First Year Experience
During the first year, students are encouraged to be responsible, contributing members of the Endicott community by participating and actively engaging in all aspects of the Endicott experience. In conjunction with a variety of campus departments, the First Year Experience (FYE) is a comprehensive array of curricular and co-curricular programs and events during the first year that promote learning, community building, global awareness, open-mindedness, health, communication, and social engagement. The FYE is campus-wide, student-centered, and allows students to transition and grow during their first year. It also provides resources that foster individual educational progress and adjustment to college.
The Academic Technology Department
The Academic Technology Department, located in the Diane Meyers Halle Library and The Samuel C. Wax Academic Center, provides a comprehensive approach to technology integrated education. Students are able to develop their computer skills through learning experiences appropriate for a variety of educational, occupational, and personal applications. In addition to helping students become computer literate, the Academic Technology Department assists faculty in their efforts to integrate technology in their course curricula.
The Academic Technology Department is comprised of six state-of-the art labs. Three PC labs are located in the Diane Meyers Halle Library building, one in the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies, and two Mac labs located in the Art and Design Center. The labs are equipped with the most powerful and sophisticated software and hardware technologies available to date. The labs function both as classrooms and as areas in which students can pursue independent projects. All of the labs provide access to the Internet/World Wide Web, enabling students to conduct research and to communicate around the world. Students also have access to the labs between scheduled classes both day and evening. A number of computers are also available for student use outside of the computer labs. These are located in the Library proper and in the Cyber Café.
All students are given email accounts and have access to GullNet, Endicott’s web portal and instructional management system. GullNet allows faculty and students to share files and communicate online via discussion boards and chat rooms and even complete online assignments and quizzes.
In addition to the six full computer labs, there are 24 classrooms, two science labs, and a nursing lab, all of which are enhanced with computer-mediated or “smart” instructional technology. Media Services supplies a host of audio, visual, and multi-media equipment to support the academic programs. The Scangas Center for Media and Learning combines a state-of-the-art video conferencing and multi-media production facility. All Endicott College classrooms and residence halls are equipped with Internet connectivity via fiber optic cable and all academic areas are wireless.
Academic Technology also supports the College’s laptop program, which is being integrated throughout the academic schools and divisions over the next several years.
The Diane Meyers Halle Library
The Diane Meyers Halle Library supports the curriculum with a collection of 122,470 volumes and 95 active periodical subscriptions, numerous titles on microfilm/microfiche, and various media and audio-visual resources. The Library’s staff provides both individual assistance and group instruction to assist students with their current research and information needs and to develop information literacy skills that will facilitate lifelong learning.
The Library and its computer labs provide information resources to the Endicott College community. In cooperation with the Academic Technology Department, the Library also serves as the campus information technology center. The Library’s on-line catalog serves as a gateway to both the Library’s holdings and to global resources via the Internet. Our membership in NOBLE (North of Boston Library Exchange), a consortium of 28 academic and public libraries, provides direct access to over three million items. Access to the Massachusetts statewide Virtual Catalog enables library users to search and request materials from hundreds of public and private libraries across the Commonwealth, representing many millions of collected titles. The Library’s electronic resources include a variety of licensed full-text academic journal and newspaper databases, representing thousands of titles and hundreds of thousands of individual articles across disciplines. The Library and Academic Technology computer labs housed in the Library also provide access to the boundless resources available over the Internet. Access to this information is also available from residence halls and offices via the campus network as well as remotely. Daily delivery service among NOBLE member libraries expedites the transfer of material owned by those libraries and requested by members of the Endicott community. On-site reciprocal borrowing privileges are also available.