Academic Catalog

Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success commits to providing academic support to all students, with resources available for both in-person and online studies. Academic success requires more than just knowledge of subjects–it requires awareness of university academic support options and full accessibility.

Academic Resources: A fully dedicated website is available with 100+ academic success resources. These academic resources are designed to support all students and applicable to both in-person and online learning. Additionally, if individualized support is needed, one-on-one Academic Success coaching is available by appointment in either the Center for Academic Success or virtually via Microsoft Teams. The following is a list of topics that academic resources are available for: time management & procrastination, memory & concentration, note-taking & study aids, technology & software, motivation & attitude, critical reading, writing & rhetoric, learning preferences, and academic anxiety. The Academic Resources website can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Academic Tutoring / Academic Coaching: Free tutoring is provided to students to assist in achieving academic success. A Peer Academic Tutor is for subjects such as math, history, etc., and meets one-hour a week to help cement classroom learning. A Peer Academic Coach on the other hand assists a student with studying techniques, organizational skills and services as an accountability partner as it relates to course learning outcomes and requirements. Interested students will complete a brief Academic Assistance Survey to receive tailored support in either academic tutoring, writing support, academic success coaching, and/or an accessibility services referral. NetTutor, a 24/7 virtual tutoring option is also available for CU online students.

*  Cornerstone Theological Seminary students should utilize their courses’ professor and peer coach due to the specificity of the seminary’s writing format and Greek / Hebrew courses.

The Writing Center: The Writing Center, located in the Miller Library and coordinated by the Center for Academic Success, is a service for undergraduate students that has two distinct services. With a writing tutor, you will receive ongoing one-on-one guidance on essay mechanics and research writing, citations, style guides and more. Additionally, Writing Hubs are drop-in sessions located at Miller Library during various times to meet your scheduling needs to answer more brief questions related to writing assignments.

* Both CU Online and Cornerstone Theological Seminary students should use NetTutor for 24/7 virtual writing support due to the scheduling flexibility and advanced level of writing support NetTutor offers.