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Center for Academic Support Services

The Center for Academic Support Services (CASS) at Antioch College is committed to supporting all students throughout their time at Antioch College in accomplishing their personal and academic goals. The Associate Director of Student Support Services is available to assist students with a variety of academic needs as well as coordinate peer tutoring, peer mentoring, and/or disability services for those who would like some additional guidance outside of the classroom. 

The office is also dedicated to providing equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. If a student has one or more documented disabilities that affects their ability to learn, they are asked to provide documentation to the Associate Director of Student Support Services. The information provided will be reviewed with the student to determine accommodations and approaches for effective learning. 

The Center for Academic Support Services supports the:

  • Academic Support Program

  • Peer Tutoring Program

  • Peer Mentoring Program

  • Early Alert System

Academic Support

The Center for Academic Support Services (CASS) at Antioch College is committed to supporting all students throughout their time at Antioch College in accomplishing their personal and academic goals. CASS is available to assist students with a variety of needs for those who would like some additional guidance outside of the classroom. 

Students frequently meet with CASS for their time management and organization needs as it relates to current academics, communication strategies, encouragement, accountability, testing/ study skills, strategies for focus and more. Sometimes this is one meeting and other times this is an established coaching arrangement throughout the term where students meet with CASS and create a success plan and then regularly to review their progress towards their goals or desired outcomes for the quarter.

Peer Tutoring

Antioch College’s Peer Tutoring program is designed for students to support their peers academically. Tutors are selected by full-time faculty by division and course on a quarterly basis. Most faculty require peer tutors to have successfully passed the course for which they wish to serve as a peer tutor. The areas in which there are most frequently tutors are: math, sciences, writing, media, languages (sometimes not a peer tutor). There is some flexibility for other areas to have peer tutors based on the needs of our students. The tutoring schedule is sent out via email at the beginning of the term to all students.

CASS requires all tutors to hold an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to serve as a peer tutor. Additionally, all tutors must complete a training at the beginning of each quarter and submit the required forms to CASS and payroll before beginning to tutor for the quarter. If a student is interested in serving as a peer tutor, they should reach out to a faculty member in their respective area of interest around mid-term of the current term to be considered as a tutor for the following term.

Peer Mentoring Program

A Peer Mentor (PM) is an undergraduate student who leads a group of approximately 10 or fewer new or transfer students throughout the first year of their experience at Antioch College. The Peer Mentor relationship begins during the orientation weekend and ends at the conclusion of the summer term. The primary mission of the Peer Mentoring Program is to ease the transition students who are to Antioch College. The program pairs interested new students with a Peer Mentor with whom they will develop interpersonal relationships so that they may succeed personally, socially, and academically. Additionally, the program helps each new student connect with other peers, an upper-class mentor, and ultimately, the institution as a whole.

Early Alert System 

Early Alert Notifications are submitted by faculty to the First Care team as a way for us to know to reach out to the student to work together and identify areas in which we can assist students early in the term to help support student success. Once an Early Alert Report is submitted, the student and their academic advisor will be contacted along with the Dean of Students. Any or all of these individuals may be contacted or may contact the student to discuss support strategies. If you have any concerns about a student(s), please complete the Early Alert Report and e-mail it to first-care@antiochcollege.edu.