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Moravian College
Student Handbook

Academic Resources

All Moravian students will work closely with an academic advisor who can provide support, feedback, and advice as they work toward academic, professional, and personal goals. All students are assigned an advisor when they begin their studies, but most students will change advisors when they declare a major Advisors can and will help with course sequence planning, but they should be a resource for students for a variety of academic and professional career planning needs.

Academic Advising staff work closely with faculty advisors across departments and schools to help meet the needs of students in all phases of college life but also work closely with staff in related offices to help students onboard, progress, and graduate.

Academic support of various kinds is available to all Moravian students who are experiencing academic difficulty or who want to maximize their academic performance. Through individual and group programming, students are given opportunities to enhance the skills necessary for student success - from mastering course content to mastering college to post-graduate planning.

Academic Support staff, both professional and peer, work closely with students, faculty as instructors, and staff in related offices, especially other areas in Student Success.

The Accessibility Services Center's primary purpose is to work with students in order to identify and remove possible barriers to their education. The ASC provides accommodations according to ADA law while also offering support and guidance in academic soft skills such as communication skills and self-advocacy. For more information, visit the Accessibility Services Center by clicking here.

Faculty members are encouraged to refer those students who are having particularly difficulty in class to Academic Support through a flag or referral in Momentum. Options for support might include tutoring support, facilitating connections with the instructor, study skill or time management instruction, goal-setting, referral to relevant offices for support, and/or developing a plan for ongoing support. The student's academic advisor will have access to any such plans/supports that may prove helpful in supporting the progress of the student.

Students who disclose a disability (either temporary or permanent) that could be impacting their coursework should be referred to the Accessibility Services Center. In addition to ensuring appropriate accommodations for disabilities, the Accessibility Services Center can provide individual coaching and support to help students understand how to navigate the college experience given the student's particular strengths and abilities.

Students can ask for help by "raising their hand" in Momentum. Students should also note that they may receive emails from studentsuccess@moravian.edu. These emails are typically specific messages to help the student improve their work and keep on track for their degree progress.

Momentum is also used to help provide early alerts and referrals, helping faculty and staff communicate concerns and interventions to support student success.

The Writing Center is a free tutoring service staffed by Moravian students and directed by a faculty member. Students may bring writing of any type, including research papers, essay assignments, and letters of application. The writing may be at any stage of development, from rough notes to finished drafts. The center's tutors work closely with students to help them recognize their strengths as writers, diagnose mechanical and grammatical problems, and improve skills. The center is equipped with computers for students who prefer to be tutored using electronic versions of their work. A collection of handbooks, rhetorics, and other writing reference works is available for study and browsing. Hours of operation are posted on the door of the Writing Center on the second floor of Zinzendorf Hall. The staff will accommodate walk-ins if possible, but appointments are recommended. Call 610 861-1592 for more information or to arrange to meet in an accessible location.