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Academic Initiatives

Overview

Academic Initiatives are programs, services and facilities that support the academic needs and goals of Florida Atlantic University residential students. In Housing & Residential Education, we promote the academic success and intellectual development of our residents and strive to enhance their ability to graduate within 4-6 years. The Academic Initiatives team is committed to establishing relationships with faculty and staff in order to maximize the flow of academic resources for our residents. Most initiatives provide learning experiences and/or opportunities to interact with faculty and academic support outside of the classroom.

The Academic Initiatives team at Florida Atlantic University offers year-round academic engagement opportunities. Below are descriptions of our current programs and initiatives, including those in which we partner with other offices.

 

Theme Housing

In partnership with the office of Academic Success Initiatives, Housing & Residential Education has created themed housing! Residential students a part of “First Year Interest Groups” will be placed in thematic housing based on their academic college. Those themed groups and designated residential halls are below. With the Academic Success Initiatives team, students’ academic experience will come to life! Additionally, in the residential halls, there will be intentional thematic programming for students in these groups.

Parliament Hall Glades Park Towers Indian River Towers Heritage Park Towers

College of Engineering and Computer Science

College of Design and Social Inquiry

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

First Generation Special Interest Housing

College of Education

Career Development Special Interest Housing

College of Business

Christine E. Lynn of Nursing

Inclusion, Diversity, and Advocacy Special Interest Housing

Please note, if a student identifies with an academic college and lives in a building that is not within their thematic interest, that is ok! They will still be invited to those specialized programs when they occur.

To learn more about First Year Interest Groups please visit http://fau.edu/academicsuccess/

 


 

Get Wise: Bringing Academic Success to You!

Get Wise is an after-hours academic resource and student support service center located in Glades Park Towers and Parliament Hall. The centers serve as an abbreviated ‘one-stop shop’ for academic and career assistance. During academic support service hours (5 p.m.-9 p.m.), the center is staffed by highly trained learning assistants, subject area tutors and writing consultants (please see daily offerings below for specific times).

 


 

Center Hours

Glades Park Tower (GPT 102

Monday - Thursday
2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • 2 - 5 p.m. (open study | no tutoring available)
  • 5 - 9 p.m. (tutoring)
  • 9 - 10 p.m. (open study | no tutoring available)

Parliament Hall

Monday - Thursday
2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

  • 2 - 5 p.m. (open study | no tutoring available)
  • 5 - 9 p.m. (tutoring)
  • 9 - 10 p.m. (open study | no tutoring available)

 


 

Get Wise TUTORING: Monday - Thursday – 5-9 p.m. in Glades Park Towers and Parliament Hall (No appointment necessary!)

The get wise center will house some of FAU’s best and brightest tutors! In addition to general subject area tutoring, we will also have specifically targeted subjects such as: science, math, and languages. There is no need to make an appointment. Just check the website or give the center a call (561-297-4743) to make sure there is someone on staff to assist you. In the case we cannot provide exactly what you need during after hours, we will make every effort to find you the assistance you need.

 

Get Wise WRITING ASSISTANCE: Monday - Thursday 5-9 p.m. in Glades Park Towers | Monday and Tuesday 5-9 p.m. in Parliament Hall (Appointments are highly encouraged, but not mandatory)

Do you have a paper coming up, but you just don’t know how to get started? Come to Get Wise and discuss your prompt with one of our amazing writing consultants! Have you written the paper, but you’re not convinced it’s your best work? Discuss your paper with a consultant and hand in your work with confidence! Not only will your consultant assist you in any stage of the writing process, they will also provide you with an ‘error log’ which will address written mistakes you frequently make. This focus on you as an individual writer will assist in improving specific issues you may be facing, thus making you a better-written communicator (a skill most careers demand).

 

CAREER CONSULTING & INTERNSHIPS: Tuesday 4-6 p.m. in Glades Park Towers | Wednesday 4-6 p.m. in Parliament Hall (No appointment necessary!)

The Get Wise success center will be staffed, once a week, with professionally trained Career Consultants from the Career Development Center. A few examples of what one might do in a career consultant session are: get assistance with completing and reviewing Major KnOWLedge, choosing a major, finding an internship/co-op, creating or enhancing your resume, completing and reviewing career assessments, developing job search tools, creating a 4-year career plan and so much more!

 

 

Meet The Team

 

Azariah Bien-Aime (Get Wise Desk Assistant)
Diana Crespo (Get Wise Desk Assistant)
D’Shaunosi Davis (Get Wise Desk Assistant)
Gavin Cayenne (Get Wise Desk Assistant)
Keisha Joseph (Get Wise Desk Assistant)

 

Tutor info for Get Wise GPT

Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Science (BSC 1010, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, Generalist) 5-8 p.m.
Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.

Science (BSC 2086, CHM 1025, CHM 2045) 5-9 p.m.

Language (SPN 1120/1121) 5-7 p.m.

Career Consulting 4-6 p.m.

Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Science (PSY 1012, BSC 1010, CHM 2045) 5-9 p.m.
Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Science (BSC 1010, PSB 3002) 5-9 p.m.
Language (ITA/SPN 1120) 5-7 p.m.

Tutor Info for Get Wise PAR

Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Science (BSC 1010, CHM 2045, CHM 2046, Generalist) 5-8 p.m.
Writing (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Career Consulting 4-6 p.m.
Math (tutoring available for all courses) 5-9 p.m.
Science (BSC 1010, BSC 2086. CHM 2045, CHM 2046, PHY 2049) 6:30-9 p.m.

 


Get Wise Pop Up (located in Indian River Towers and Heritage Park Towers)

Get Wise Pop Up are satellite tutoring opportunities for students located in Indian River Towers (IRT 2nd floor) and Heritage Park Towers (HPT Classroom). Tutoring at these locations will be Monday-Thursday from 6-9 p.m. For the Spring 2020 semester, Get Wise Pop Up will host Math tutoring only.

Want more information about Get Wise? Call 561-297-4743

 

Additional Support

Are you... Struggling in your classes? Afraid you're not going to graduate on-time? Not sure what to take next semester? Having trouble adapting to College? In need of some academic guidance? Make an appointment to talk to an Advisor!!

Need more academic support and close by the Breezeway?! Visit our Center for Teaching and Learning, Math Learning Center or University Center for Excellence in Writing. To learn more, visit http://www.fau.edu/ctl/

 

HOUSE CALLS

The goal of this event is to provide first-time in college students the opportunity to interact with Florida Atlantic University faculty, staff and other Student Affairs professionals in the residence halls in which they live. Residents will experience organic interactions with FAU professionals that will serve as venues for continued communication, mentoring, and added support throughout their time in college. House Calls occur in the fall.


 

Faculty Associates

Faculty serve as a resource for FAU’s newest residents to learn the ins-and-outs of FAU! The Faculty Associates are not a residence hall administrator, rather a bridge between students, faculty, and the rest of the FAU community, with the intent of helping freshman students thrive in their college experience.

The Faculty Associate professors foster habits of curiosity about and involvement in educational, cultural and service activities beyond the formal confines of the classroom. The Faculty Associates help plan and implement social as well as educational programs while serving as a role model, teacher and leader within the residential community in which they reside.

  • Dr. Michael DeDonno (Lead Faculty Associate/Assistant Professor) – Department of Education/resides in and serves Parliament Hall
  • Dr. Edoardo Persichetti (Assistant Professor) – Department of Mathematical Sciences/serves Glades Park Towers

Faculty Fellows

In addition to the Faculty Associate program, many additional faculty members serve as role models and mentors to residents as Faculty Fellows (FF). The Faculty Fellows are faculty members who engage with students outside of the classroom to broaden the academic experience of students and to enhance the work environment of the faculty member. The FF provides a bridge between formal academic programs and the out of classroom developmental activities of residents.

  • Dr. Gina Carreno-Lukasik (Senior Instructor of Sociology) – Department of Sociology /serves University Village Apartments-North and South, University Village Apartments and Indian River Towers
  • Dr. Tito Sempertegui (Instructor) – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/ serves University Village Apartments-North and South, University Village Apartments and Indian River Towers

Owl Resource Academic Initiatives Newsletter

The goal of this quarterly newsletter is to highlight upcoming academic initiative events, high achieving students, and on-campus academic resources. Occurs three times a semester.