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Office of Student Success and Retention


The Elizabeth City State University General Education Program oversees curriculum that aligns with national best practices that prepare and empower students within and beyond their chosen major.  Students enroll in a series of courses that broaden their knowledge base and emphasize high-level transferable skills, instill a strong sense of values, ethics, and civic engagement for responsible global citizenship. High impact practices are also a major focus of the program, including freshman seminars, service learning, academic advising, student portfolios, and learning communities.

The Office of Student Success and Retention Peer Tutorial Program has the sole purpose of strengthening student academics in the General Education curriculum. It provides additional support to academic departments to achieve student success.

  • Study Rooms: The Tutorial Center now provides study rooms for students who just need a quiet space to review material or read.
  • Supplemental Instruction: The Tutorial Center will provide supplemental instruction in several identified General Education courses.
  • Tutor Me: ECSU offers free online tutoring assistance to all enrolled students through an online platform called TutorMe. TutorMe provides 24/7 tutorial service from a network of over 6,000 highly qualified and experienced tutors. The service is accessible to all students through Blackboard.

The Freshman Seminars (UNIV 110 & 120) are mandatory first-year courses offering one credit hour each.  They are designed as introductory college courses in which students will have the opportunity to explore the overall building blocks for college success and for future roles as lifelong learners and citizens.

  • Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students: Freshmen will discover the 7 Habits in the second semester of Freshman Seminar (Part II)!
 A newly integrated common reading experience encourages the development of critical thinking through engaging in timely discussions of the scholarly text and its application to real-world issues.
Date/time Topic Link to Join

 

April 1: 3:30 PM

 

Pre-Registration Conversation

Come learn how to be prepared for your appointment, how to pick out your classes, and learn what you need to graduate on time!
 
 
 

 

April 7: 5:30 PM

 

In My Feelings

Stressed out! You are not alone. Come learn techniques to handle stress while navigating completing the semester.
 
 
 
April 8: 3:30 PM

Academic Confidence and Recovery: It's Never Too Late!

Come learn how academic sanctions can impact your academic progress, how to navigate the academic appeals process, and what you can do to recover.

 
 

 

April 15: 

 

Facts! How to communicate effectively.

Come learn how to communicate in a way that will be most rewarding to you during your undergraduate studies and in many other aspects of your life.

 
 

 

April 21: 5:30 PM

 

It's the "A" for me.  Part I: Test Taking Skills

Come learn proven techniques that will help you successfully navigate your final exams  during the spring semester.

 
 

 

April 28: 5:30 PM

 

It's the "A" for me. Part II: Study Skills

Come learn proven techniques that will help you successfully navigate your classes during the spring semester.

 
 

The mission of the ECSU Office of Student Success and Retention Service Learning Project is to offer students authentic educational experiences combined with real-life applications.  These experiences will afford life-enhancing opportunities to gain foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills while meeting the needs of the campus and local community.        

Freshman Seminar instructors serve as First-Year advisors to students enrolled in their course sections. This gives students more interaction with an advisor.   

Transfer students are supported through transitional services such as coordination of academic advising, seminars, information exchange, and academic engagement opportunities.

Transfer Advising/Services

With the addition of professional advisors, Office of Student Success and Retention provides additional support to freshmen and transfer students.  Pre-scheduling, block schedules, and academic plans are just a few newly implemented services.

The Office of Student Success and Retention Peer Tutorial Program has the sole purpose of strengthening student academics.  The Peer Tutorial Program at ECSU seeks to improve the matriculation rate of students in all courses.  Students have the option to participate in individualized or group tutoring.  Online tutoring is also available. 

Instructions to Request Tutoring:

  • Log into E4U
  • Select Get Assistance (Top Right)
  • Select Tutoring in the 1st and 2nd Drop Down Box, then Click Next
  • Location Online or Moore Hall, Pick Tutor you would like tutoring from or Select the Coordinator’s Name Nikki Smith , Click Next
  • Select a Time, then Click Next
  • In Comments Box type in the Course/Subject you need tutoring in and a working phone number (optional)
  • Confirm Appointment

Click here to view information about our peer tutors.

Tutoring is available for the following courses:

Composition I (ENGL 102)

Composition II(ENGL 103)

African American in Music( MUS212)

Management Information Systems (BUAD190)

Introduction to Business (BUAD115)

Statistics and Research Design (PSY301)

Principles of Nutrition(HLTH369)

Exercise Physiology(KIN300)

Exercise Prescription (KIN448)

Kinesiology (KIN370)

Applied Tech in Strength and Conditioning (KIN399)

Motor Learning Motor Behavior(KIN401)

Drug Education(HLTH465)

Statistics and Research Design(PSY301)

Elementary Spanish I (SPAN101)

Elementary Spanish II(SPAN102)

Intercultural communication (COM201)

Developmental Psychology(PSY201)

Environment Psychology(PSY396)

Environmental Psychology(PSY296)

World Literature (ENGL 201)

Art Appreciation(ART 130)

General Psychology( PSY212)

Introduction to Sociology(Soc 201)

Intro to Aviation (AVI 100)

Private Pilot Ground (FLT 110)

Heath Concepts (HLTH 185)

Aviation Human Factors and Safety (AVI 260)

Aviation Management (AVI 230)

Explorations of Early Childhood Sets(BK345)

Comm and Collab in Schools(BKED335)

Science Methods in Classrooms(ELEM395)

Instrument Ground (FLT 320)

UAS Sensors and Payloads (UAS 250)

Aviation Legislation and Ethics (AVI 270)

UAS and NAS Laws and Reg (UAS 200)

Programming I (CSC 115)

Principles of Biological Science (BIOL100) 

Principles of biological Sci. Lab (BIOL 100L)

Principles of Nutrition(HLTH 369)

Exercise Physiology(KIN 300)

Applied Techniques in Strength and Conditioning(KIN 399)

Aquatics & Fitness Instruction (KIN 383)

Pool operations & Maintenance (KIN 478)

Motor Learning and Motor Behavior (KIN 401)

Tech Applications in Recreation Fitness and Wellness (KIN205)

Elementary Physical Education (KIN 216)

Precalculus ( MATH 118)

Calculus I ( MATH 165)

Math for Liberal Arts (MATH114)

College Algebra( MATH 115

Organic Chemistry I

General Biology for Majors I (BIOL101)

General Biology for majors II(BIOL102)

General Chemistry I (CHEM101)

Physics I (PHYS181)

Physics II(PHYS182)

Microbiology( BIO341)

Programming (CSC 115)

Introduction to Literacy (EDUC250)

Early Childhood Intervention(BKED340)

Race and Ethnic Relations(SOC207)

Social Studies Methods in Elementary(ELEM395)

 

Online Tutoring (Tutor.com)

ECSU is proud to offer free online tutoring assistance to all enrolled students through Tutor.com.  Tutor.com is an online tutorial service that provides:

  •  A network of highly qualified and experienced tutors
  • Connect with an expert tutor online 24/7
  • Screen sharing capabilities
  • Learn from the convenience of your dorm, home or lab
  • Available now in Blackboard!

To Access Tutor.com

  1. Sign into your Blackboard course
  2. Click on the Tutor.com logo under Course Tools
  3. Type in your question or subject area of concern 

 

Please Contact:

Nikki Smith, MAT

Coordinator of Tutorial Services/ Academic Support

Office of Student Success and Retention

Elizabeth City State University 

1704 Weeksville Rd. // Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: 252.384.1240

Email: nrsmith@ecsu.edu

  • Viking Achievers Program (second-semester freshmen, GPA 2.75+)
  • Vikings Elevate (sophomores to seniors, GPA 2.75+)
  • Service Learning

ECSU is committed to the success and retention of all students and most especially to the first-year student. 

THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) is a program designed to help new students make the CONNECTION to university life, academic excellence, student activities, programs and events, and resources. The program will more clearly define common experiences for all new students and provide a more coordinated and integrated approach to the first-year experience.

The Viking FYE, which begins at New Student Orientation, is the start of the student's journey toward the adjustment to college and the achievement of academic, personal, and career goals.

In addition to First Year Academic Advising, freshmen students can look forward to the following:

  • Freshman Seminar I & II: The Freshman Seminars (UNIV 110 & 120) are mandatory first-year courses offering one credit hour each.  They are designed as introductory college courses in which students will have the opportunity to explore the overall building blocks for college success and for future roles as lifelong learners and citizens.
  • Service Learning: The mission of the ECSU Office of Student Success and Retention Service Learning Project is to offer students authentic educational experiences combined with real-life applications.  These experiences will afford life-enhancing opportunities to gain foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills while meeting the needs of the campus and local community.

The Viking FYE encourages first-year students to become involved, committed, and successful members of the university community by participating in the many academic, social, and cultural opportunities available at ECSU. Faculty, staff, and students will provide every new student with the resources and services to achieve academic excellence and success.

Connect Academically 

  • Engage with the professors
  • Understand your plan of study
  • Meet with your academic advisors
  • Learn your academic requirements
  • Grow intellectually

 

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For More Information

Office of Student Success and Retention

 

Mrs. Nikki Smith, Coordinator of Tutorial Services/Academic Support
Office of Student Success and Retention
1704 Weeksville Rd. | Elizabeth City, NC | 27909
Phone: 252.384.1240
Email: nrsmith@ecsu.edu