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Student Success and Retention

The Office of Student Success and Retention supports the university goals of retention and persistence through providing academic supports and early intervention strategies that promote student success. This office is comprised of three significant areas crucial to the mission of the institution. These areas are: Advising (First-Year & Transfer), Tutorial and Academic Support Services, and Retention.  The Office of Student Success and Retention provides not only First Year Experience activities to engage new students, but also provides a myriad of workshops and activities for all students at the institution.

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.

Elizabeth City State University requires that all students complete 35 credits in general education requirements. North Carolina Community College transfer students who have earned an AA or AS degree meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) will be waived from UNIV 110 Freshman Seminar I and UNIV 120 Freshman Seminar II; however, all students must have 120 credit hours to graduate. Therefore the two credits must be earned through free electives. All other General Education requirements will be determined as met provided that the transfer student has completed the AS or AA that aligns with Elizabeth City State University North Carolina Community College Degree Plans.

Students holding an AS and/or AA degree may be held to other General Education requirements. All other transfer students will be held to the General Education requirements in its entirety, with the exception of Freshman Seminar provided they completed at least 12 transferable credits.

Some general education requirements consist of courses that have been prescribed by the major department. A waiver will not be given for those courses not met in the specified area. Those general education courses that have been mandated by the department and therefore must be taken in order to meet the graduation requirements related to the major.

Academic Advising at Elizabeth City State University is a collaborative and ongoing partnership between students and their advisors to develop and track students’ educational plans and career goals.  As a student-centered process, academic advising helps to teach and develop students as they understand and navigate the University’s academic rules, regulations, and requirements. Faculty, staff and students have a joint responsibility of ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

FIRST-YEAR ADVISING:
Every first-year student is advised by a First-Year Advisor in the Office of Student Success and Retention. First-Year Advisors assigned based on academic departments.  Below are the current first year advisors and the departments they advise for. First-year student may contact the Coordinator for Academic Advising if they have any questions.
 
Susan Bates
  • History
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Tech
  • *Interdisciplinary Studies
  • *Homeland Security
  • Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)
  • Emergency Management
Lyteshia Riddick
  • Criminal Justice
  • Kinesiology
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • Biology
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Science
Malcolm Watts
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
  • Sport Management
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Music
  • Graphic Design
Dana Poole
  • Aviation
Dana Chandler
  • Undecided
  • **GEAR UP Students
 *Online Degree
**Special cohort of students
 
TRANSFER ADVISING: All new transfer students are advised by a major advisor within the student’s academic department. Transfer students in their first year have a Transfer Coordinator to assist in connecting students with their academic advisor.
Transfer Coordinator:
 
READMIT/RETURNING ADVISING: All readmit/returning students are advised by a major advisor within the student’s academic department. You are also assigned a Retention Specialist to assist you as you return to the institution. This specialist will assist you during your re-enrollment process.  The specialist will also connect you to your academic advisor.
Retention Specialist/Readmit Coordinator:

 

UPPERCLASSMEN:  All Continuing students are advised by a major advisor within the student’s academic department. Please contact your academic department for advisor information.

If you are unsure of your advisor information, please email studentsuccess@ecsu.edu.

Transfer students are supported through transitional services such as coordination of academic advising, seminars, information exchange, and academic engagement opportunities. The goal of the Transfer Advising office is to insure transfer students are supported through transitional services such as  of academic advising, seminars, information exchange, and academic engagement opportunities.

North Carolina Community College transfer students who have earned an AA or AS degree meeting the requirements of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement will be waived from UNIV 110 Freshman Seminar I and UNIV 120 Freshman Seminar II; however, all students must have 120 credit hours to graduate. Therefore, the two credits must be earned through free electives. All other General Education requirements will be determined as met provided that the transfer student has completed the AS or AA that aligns with Elizabeth City State University North Carolina Community College Degree Plans.

Students holding an AS and/or AA degree may be held to other General Education requirements. All other transfer students will be held to the General Education requirements in its entirety, with the exception of Freshman Seminar provided they completed at least 12 transferable credits.

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:

 Aviation
AVI 370 Aviation Res Methods & Stats
ART 130 Art Appreciation
AVI 100 Intro to Aviation
AVI 230 Aviation Management
AVI 260 Avi Human Factors and Safety
AVI 270 AVI Legislation and Ethics
AVI 275 Aircraft Systems I
AVI 314 Aviation Meteorology

Biology
BIOL 101 Biology for Majors I
BIOL 102 Biology for Majors II
BIOL 341 Microbiology

Business Administration
BUAD 200 Business Communications
BUAD 115 Introduction to Business
BUAD 190 Management Information Systems

Chemistry
CHEM 101 General Chemistry
CHEM 102 General Chemistry
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry

Computer Science
CSC 115 Programming I
CSC 218 Data Struc Algorithm Analysis
CSC 230 Java Programming
CSC 315 Programming Languages
CSC 335 Introduction to Web Design
CSC 410 Net- Centric Computing
CSC210 C++ Programming

Mathematics
MATH 114 Math of Liberal Arts
MATH 115 College Algebra
MATH 115 College Algebra
MATH 118 Precalculus
MATH 351 Linear Algebra
MATH 165 Calculus of Single Variable I
MATH 265 Calculus of Single Variable II
MATH 350 Number Theory

English
ENG 102 Composition I
ENG 103 Composition II
ENGL 201 World Literature I
ENGL 202 World Literature II

Flight Education
FLT 110 Private Pilot Ground
FLT 320 Instrument Ground
FLT 330 Commercial Ground

History
HIST 140 World Civilization I

Health
HLTH 369 Principles of Nutrition
HLTH 465 Drug Education
HLTH185 Health Concepts

Kinesiology
KIN 300 Exercise Physiology
KIN 399 Applied Tech in Strength and Conditioning
KIN 401 Motor Learning Motor Behavior
KIN 448 Exercise Prescription
KIN370 Kinesiology

Music
MUS 212 African American in Music

Pharmaceutical Science
PHSC 201 Foun of Pharmaceutical Science

Physics
PHYS 181 Physics I
PHYS 182 Physics II

Psychology
PSY 212 General Psychology
PSY 221 Professional Perspect. In Psych
PSY 330 Psychology of Personality
PSY 351 Experimental Psychology
PSY201 Development Psychology  
PYSCH 301 Statistics and Research Design
PSY396 Environmental Psychology   
PSY 420 Counseling in Prin Practices

Sociology
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology

Spanish
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II

Communication
SPCH 314 Public Speaking

Statistics
STAT 251 Basic Statistics I

Unmanned Aircraft Systems
UAS 200 UAS Sensors and NAS Laws and Reg UAS 250 UAS Sensors and Payloads

 

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 
 
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Academic Suspension Appeal Process

The Academic Suspension Appeal process is provided for students who have received the academic sanction of Academic Suspension but are able to provide appropriate documentation of extenuating circumstances which contributed to their academic suspension. The mitigating circumstances must be appropriately documented for the semester(s) in which the deficiencies occurred. Appeals must include all necessary documentation to support the existence of the circumstances described (i.e., letter from doctor, clergy, support professional, family members, faculty, etc.) and evidence that the circumstances have been resolved so that difficulties do not continue into the next semester. In addition, students must provide an Academic Success Plan that documents how the student plans to move forward from the sanction.

APPEAL DEADLINES FOR AY2022-2023

Suspension Date

Deadline to Submit Form and Documentation

Decision Email to Student

December 2023

December 29, 2023

January 5, 2024

May 2024

TBA

TBA

 

APPEAL COMPONENTS

Students submitting an appeal must complete and submit the following:

  • Letter of Explanation – A detailed letter explaining:
    • (1) the extenuating circumstances which led to deficiencies,
    • (2) support services utilized during the semester(s). If no services used, share why you did not utilize services, and
    • (3) changes you have made that will allow you to be academically successful.
  • Official Documentation – Documentation that supports the extenuating circumstances discussed. Documentation can include, but is not limited to medical information, funeral announcements, letters from those knowing the situation experienced, financial hardship, etc.
  • Academic Success Plan (click here) – Download the Adobe file, complete, and save this form for uploading. Do not open this file as a Google Doc. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Only 1 submission is allowed. Please ensure all documents are attached.
  • Incomplete appeals will not be reviewed. If additional information is required, an email will be sent to the student’s email account. After 5 days of being incomplete, the appeal will be denied.
  • All appeals must be submitted by the published university deadline; late submissions will not be considered.

Decisions by the Division of Academic Affairs are final.

The Academic Suspension Appeals and Re-entry is comprised of a faculty representative from each of the academic schools, staff from the Division of Student Affairs, and staff from the Office of Student Success and Retention. Appeal committee member names are not released. Appeal decisions will be communicated to the student through their ECSU email on or before the decision date listed. It is the responsibility of the student to check their ECSU email for correspondence related to their appeal. 

Questions concerning appeals can be sent to appeals@ecsu.edu.

SUBMIT YOUR ACADEMIC APPEAL HERE.

Office of Student Success and Retention

Dana Poole
Executive Director of Student Success & Retention

252-335-3475
dvpoole@ecsu.edu