Advising & Support Services
Academic advising at Marlboro happens in a number of ways. The assistant dean of academic advising assigns incoming students to faculty advisors and oversees the academic advising of all students. Faculty advisors meet regularly with their new and returning advisees to offer guidance and feedback on their advisees’ academic progress (see Dedicated Hour and List of Topics for Advisors and Advisees).
The assistant dean of academic advising also works directly with students to ensure that they are fulfilling the college’s academic requirements. All students are welcome to meet with the assistant dean of academic advising.
Academic Support Services
Marlboro’s Academic Support Services office offers all students the opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed in Marlboro’s rigorous academic program. Any student wishing to improve their skills is encouraged to contact the office, especially students with previously diagnosed learning disabilities.
Academic services available through this office include individualized instruction in the following areas:
- Writing – grammar, writing process, and organization, as well as the essentials of academic research
- Study Skills – time management, note taking, exam preparation, and reading comprehension strategies
- ADHD Coaching – goal development and time/materials organization
If you think you may have an undiagnosed learning disability and/or ADHD, informal screenings for learning disabilities/ADHD are available from Jeremy, who will provide and discuss appropriate testing/evaluation options as necessary.
There is, at this time, no fee for these services when used within the limits of available resources.
The Writer’s Block
The Writer’s Block is a writing tutorial center staffed by Marlboro students who have been trained by Marlboro’s writing faculty.
Academic Peer Coaching
Academic Peer Coaches are students trained to assist other Marlboro students with academic support concerns, including time management, active reading, note taking, and general course load management.
Student tutors are available in various academic areas, including Spanish, Physics, Chemistry, Math, and Computer Science.
Learning Resources includes links to academic support websites hosted by a variety of colleges, universities, institutions, etc. These sites contain information on various learning, study skill, writing process, and time management strategies as well as discipline-specific material and other topics related to learning and academic success. You will also find links to time management forms, printable blank forms (pdf format) to help you organize your time and work.