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- aug 18, 2019 – aug 24, 2019
- aug 25, 2019 – aug 31, 2019
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- sep 22, 2019 – sep 28, 2019
- sep 29, 2019 – oct 05, 2019
- oct 06, 2019 – oct 12, 2019
- oct 13, 2019 – oct 19, 2019
- oct 20, 2019 – oct 26, 2019
- oct 27, 2019 – nov 02, 2019
- nov 03, 2019 – nov 09, 2019
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- nov 17, 2019 – nov 23, 2019
- nov 24, 2019 – nov 30, 2019
- dec 01, 2019 – dec 07, 2019
- dec 08, 2019 – dec 14, 2019
- dec 15, 2019 – dec 21, 2019
- dec 22, 2019 – dec 28, 2019
- dec 29, 2019 – jan 04, 2020
- jan 05, 2020 – jan 11, 2020
- jan 12, 2020 – jan 18, 2020
- jan 19, 2020 – jan 25, 2020
- jan 26, 2020 – feb 01, 2020
- feb 02, 2020 – feb 08, 2020
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Designed to parallel Concordia College’s mission to engage and nurture a diverse student body, a holistic approach effectuated in the Success Program assists students during their college experience by raising academic and personal standards of excellence. This program will challenge students to examine their purposeful goals in higher education while developing the foundational skills necessary to succeed. Developing and practicing academic skills along with attention to building a greater knowledge base will be emphasized in order to engage students’ higher order skills in critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, and problem solving. Careful attention will be directed to ensuring that students consistently meet the satisfactory academic standards set at Concordia College. This program is open to all students who need supplemental support in order to succeed in college.
The goals of the program are to help students:
- Improve learning with attention to its process with guided practice and support
- Build reading, writing, and mathematics comprehension level and scope
- Set and prioritize long and short term tasks and goals
- Build on knowledge developed in Integrated Learning Course sequence in order to actualize individualized achievement plans germane to self-assessment of task mastery and goal realization
- Incorporate academic skill techniques to facilitate better note-taking, examination strategy, time and stress management.
Advising programs are focused on enabling students to take ownership of their education objectives through the development and achievement of an Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP). Advisors for first-year students are members of the Freshman Seminar teaching team. In addition to assisting new freshmen in becoming acclimated to college life, these advisors help students plan to complete The Concordia Distinctive and to understand the options they have as they further engage The Concordia Experience. During the spring semester of their first year, students are “handed off” to an academic advisor who is a faculty member in their chosen major. Transfer students are assigned an academic advisor based on their intended major at the time of enrollment.
All advisors participate in monitoring the academic progress of their advisees. In addition to ongoing individual contacts, two processes conducted each semester directly involve advisors. At mid-semester, over 80% of the faculty participate in sending Academic Progress Notices designed to inform students where they stand in a course, especially when performance is less than satisfactory. Students, advisors, and the Dean of Students receive a copy of this notice, and strategies for improvement are developed accordingly. At the end of each semester, the Academic Review process involves advisors to assist students who were placed on probation or who had a sub-par semester to develop plans to improve progress.
The John Bahr Writing Center, part of the Center for Academic Excellence, offers free tutoring to all Concordia College students, whether they are Adult Education, English as a Second Language, or traditional students. The writing specialists and peer interns who staff The Writing Center help students excel at any written assignment in any discipline.
Students may make appointments for half-hour or hour-long sessions at any point in the writing process-brainstorming, research, outlining, drafting, or revising. Sessions can include discussion or practice of skills ranging from grammar and mechanics to development, organization, and source integration and citation. The Writing Center does not proofread or edit for students; rather, tutoring is a conversation between two active participants, and students should come in prepared to work with a tutor. Students are also encouraged to bring a copy of the assignment to the session, along with any instructor or peer feedback that they have, and to arrive with a sense of what they would like to focus on in the session. The ultimate goal of the Writing Center is to empower students to become better writers, not just to submit one “better” paper, and to develop skills that they will draw on throughout college and beyond.
To sign up for tutoring, create an account using our online software: concordia.mywconline.net. The Writing Center is currently located at the George House, next to the Office of Admission. You can contact the Writing Center by phone at 914 337 9300, x 2521 or at Writing.Center@concordia-ny.edu.
A Resource for All Current Students and Alumni
Career Exploration offers a comprehensive array of programs, services and supports. We’re here to help you identify and achieve your career goals. You can schedule an appointment through your Handshake login, call, email, or drop by the Career Exploration Center located in the lower level of Sieker Hall.