The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching coordi- nates academic advising for freshmen and undeclared students. Faculty and professional advisors are available for the academic and developmental advising of entering freshmen, transfer fresh- men, and all other students who have yet to declare an academic major.Advisors have a working knowledge of the Roanoke College community and assist the student in the exploration of academic and professional goals. Freshman advisors are assigned to entering students during the pre-registration process.
Entering Freshman and Transfer Student Pre-Registration Entering freshmen will pre-register for Fall courses either at an on-campus summer orientation session or by a telephone appointment with a summer academic advisor. Transfer stu- dents will pre-register for classes by speaking with an academic advisor over the phone.Academic advisors will be available for course advising throughout the pre-registration period. All pre- registered full-time students are expected to attend the College’s fall orientation program and to finalize the registration process at that time.
The Writing Center @ Roanoke College The Writing Center @ Roanoke College, supervised by staff in the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching and located in the Fintel Library, is a place where writers working in any discipline and at any level of competence meet with trained peer tutors in informal, one–on-one tutoring sessions that focus on writing. In half-hour long tutorials, tutors talk with writers about their academic, creative or professional writing, helping writers to do such things as brainstorm ideas, improve organization, incorporate sources into a research paper, polish the language in a poem or short story, or learn to identify and correct grammar and style problems. The Writing Center also sponsors workshops and creative writing playshops on a variety of writing-related topics.
Subject Tutoring Program A centralized subject tutoring program, housed in the Fintel Library, is supervised by the staff of the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning &Teaching. The SubjectTutoring Program was awarded international accreditation in 2010 by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).Tutors are required to complete an extensive training program and provide twenty- five hours of tutoring assistance before receiving certification. Individual tutoring sessions are offered in the following sub- jects: Business and Economics, Language, Math and Computer Science, Lab Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Disability Support Services The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching maintains the documentation of students with diagnosed medical or learn- ing disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The Center’s staff facilitates students’ consultation with faculty members and academic advisors regarding reasonable accom- modations. Servicessuchasextended-timetesting,note-taking, and the tape recording of classes are facilitated by the office.
RC Success The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching coordi- nates a freshman retention program, RC Success, during the spring semester as an academic intervention for freshmen on warning.The program pairs participants with individual peer mentors and requires regular attendance at a monitored study hall. Students are also required to participate in four study skills and time management workshops.