Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 
    
    Oct 19, 2019  
Lee University Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Academic Resources


Undergraduate Academic Resources

 

Academic Advising

Academic advising is one of the many ways in which students engage with faculty on an individual basis. After completing registration, each student is assigned a faculty advisor in his/her major area of interest. The advisor and student work together to craft a unique and individual academic plan based on the student’s strengths and calling. Students who have not declared a major are assigned to an advisor who is specially trained to work with students who are still exploring their strengths and calling.

Lee University hopes the advising relationship will be an ongoing ‘conversation’ that goes beyond mere course selection and will enable the student to explore the breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, focus on the major concentration, and prepare for life after Lee.

The academic advisor is a mentor and a guide. Students have to right to expect accurate information (to the best of his/her knowledge) from their academic advisors. Advisors have the right to expect that their advisees will take ownership of their academic progress and accept the consequences of their academic decisions.

For questions about the advising process or to request reassignment to a new advisor, contact the Office of Academic Services.

Academic Support

The Office of Academic Support offers a variety of services designed to increase the opportunities students have to complete their college education successfully. The Office of Academic Support coordinates the provision of reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students with disabilities (physical, learning, emotional, etc).  When these services are requested, this ensures access for these students to services, programs and activities provided by Lee University. This program also provides support and assistance to students with academic need and certain personal factors.  This is also the office students would need to visit to request tutors, and this iservice s available to all students on campus for free.

Center for Calling and Career

The Center provides resources for students, faculty and staff to examine their strengths and discover a clearer sense of calling by understanding who they are as God’s “work of art.” The Center uses a strengths based approach to advising that allows time for students to enter into dialogue with a Strengths/Vocational advisor to discuss their strengths themes, what they enjoy, what they do best and what they believe they are called to do with their life. Students also come to the Center to declare or change their academic program.

Several career-related assessments and job search resources are available for students to access online. LeeCareerCentral provides an online Job Board, listing local part-time and full-time openings. Students may come to the Center for individual career counseling, and for resume and job interview preparation.

Computer Labs

Lee University provides over 450 open use computers in four academic buildings and several dorms as well as a few computers in the lobby areas of the Humanities Center. Academic computer labs are outfitted with state-of-the-art Gateway computers, complete with Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Office and provide access to the Internet. Some of the computers in the labs have development, web design, Flash and Adobe photo-shop applications installed on them for student use. Additionally, the student technology fee includes 300 free print pages from the high-quality laser printers in the labs. Aside from scheduled times when classes meet in select labs, campus computer labs are open to all students. Staff members from Information Services & Technology are available throughout the day to help with technical questions. Students can also call the Help Desk at extension 8027.

Campus Lab Locations and Hours of Operation:

Walker Memorial (4 labs)   8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
M-F, closed weekends
Paul Conn Student Union   7:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Friday night open until 1 a.m.
Jazzman’s Café   See Café for store hours
Humanities Center (2 labs)   8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
M-F, closed weekends
Education Building   8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
M-F. closed weekends
Library (The LINK)  

Same as library hours
(Lab closes 30 minutes before library closes)

First-Year Experience

Lee University provides a comprehensive program designed to assist first-year students in adjusting to university life. The Office of First-Year Programs seeks to assist all incoming freshmen and transfers of Lee University in their first year college experience.

  • After being accepted to Lee, new students complete a Gateway Portfolio that is prepared by the First-Year Programs office. This portfolio, disseminated through the Admissions office, contains helpful information about Lee as well as forms that must be completed before a new student’s arrival on campus.

  • All new students entering Lee University participate in New Student Orientation. This orientation is dedicated to helping new freshmen and transfer students become acclimated to Lee University through sessions with administrators from different areas on campus. The Office of First-Year Programs coordinates the efforts of these sectors within the institution to insure that students start on the right track during their first few days at Lee. Instructors and Peer Leaders of the Freshman Seminar class serve as guides for students and parents during the orientation process. Highlights of the events include special tracks for parents, new students, and transfer students, as well as a Service of Dedication, and lots of fun!

  • Lee University requires that all incoming freshmen participate in a Freshman Seminar class called “Gateway to University Success” or GNST-101. This special freshman course embodies and expresses the central goals and purposes of the First-Year Experience. The course introduces students to essential academic skills and the application of critical thinking skills, as well as a personal Christian worldview to life decisions. It is taught by an “all-star” team of faculty and administrators under the leadership of the Director of First-Year Programs. This class allows students to meet different professors on campus as well as create lasting friendships with upperclassmen (Peer Leaders) who guide freshmen through their first semester. The Office of First-Year Programs is in charge of recruiting and training these Peer Leaders to act as guides and mentors to the new batches of freshmen students. Peer Leaders are of great help to Freshman Seminar professors as well as the Office of First-Year Programs.  First-Year Programs also keeps in contact with new transfer students through monthly newsletters and seminars held during the semester.

  • First-Year Programs does not forget about the parents of new students who want to stay updated with what their children are doing. A First-Year Parent webpage is provided to inform and assist families.

Students with Disabilities

Lee University is committed to the provision of reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who think they may qualify for these accommodations should contact the Office of Academic Support to set up accommodations.

Tutorial Program

Tutors are provided free of charge for any student who is having difficulty with a class and requests help. Tutors are recommended by faculty members, and are trained and carefully supervised as they deliver services. All tutorial services are monitored and evaluated for effectiveness.

Writing Center

The Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages offers special assistance in composition and grammar through the Writing Center. Staffed by trained peer instructors, the center offers assistance on five levels. Students receive individualized writing consultations focused on students’ unique needs: grammar and mechanics; organization and paragraph development; research techniques; documentation; and planning the long paper.

The Writing Center also provides assistance for students whose native language is not English.

The Writing Center is equipped with computers. Any Lee University student may use these facilities by making an appointment in the center. Tutorial sessions are conducted on a one-to-one basis, last for 30 minutes, and must be scheduled in advance.