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    Saint Augustine's University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Support Services



Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center provides assistance to students in the attainment of their educational goals, through academic advising and intervention to help make a successful transition to, and establish their place in college life.  Advisors assist with referral and mentoring; and assist students with taking responsibility for learning how to set academic, career, and personal goals, and the ability to develop strategies for achieving them. Advisors provide guidance with helping students graduate in a timely manner, by successfully meeting all requirements. The Academic Advising Center advises all students in the first year of their collegiate experience as well as students who have not declared a major during the second year. Students will meet with their academic advisor at least twice (2) each semester.  Academic Advising Center advisors work closely with their program major advisors to ensure that students receive comprehensive advising.  Academic Advisement is located in the Delany Building, 2nd floor.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program for Students with Disabilities

Saint Augustine’s University’s ADA Compliance Program for Students with Disabilities offers quality services, reasonable and effective accommodations to students with disabilities to enhance their academic success, participation in educational programs, and quality of campus life.  The University supports the protection available to members of its community under all applicable Federal laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ADA Office invites all students with special needs to take advantage of the support services provided by the University, to enable them to reach their full academic potential.  Saint Augustine’s University prohibits the discrimination of students with disabilities and provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. ADA Office is located in the Benson Building, 2nd floor, 200.

Career Services (Belk Professional Development Center)

The Belk Professional Development Center provides career planning and job search assistance to students and alumni seeking internships, co-ops, and full-time positions. Career Services is the official campus liaison between job seekers, academic departments and employers, providing assistance and resources to all constituencies. Career Services is located on the second floor in room 201 of the Hunter Building and is open Monday through Friday and offers an online employment database that can be accessed from anywhere through the World Wide Web. The Center conducts workshops on professional development and employee essentials each week and works with faculty to incorporate these sessions as part of course completion requirements.

Library Services

The mission of the Library is to provide informational resources, services and programs that meet the educational goals and research needs of the university and community.

The Library resources at Saint Augustine’s University are located in the Prezell R. Robinson Library, which provides information and research services for the university community. Equity of access is provided to the physical collection of books, magazines, and audiovisual materials through an automated, online library system. Training is provided to library users in small groups and/or large group instruction on using the online library system and accessing and evaluating information resources. The Library staff is comprised of information educators who prepare students, faculty, and all users to be knowledgeable and creative information consumers.

The Prezell R. Robinson Library consists of three floors, with resources such as an Archives Room that houses documents relating to the history of the University and rare books. The facility also contains smart classrooms with space for study groups and computer labs. Throughout the library are individual carrels and study tables that - seat up to 500 students.

The library has over 100,000 volumes that represent courses offered by the Schools School of Business, Management, and Technology, School of Liberal Arts and Education, School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Public Health, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Military Science, and General College. The information resources are in many formats- prints, video/DVD and other audio recordings, Internet and electronic resources available on or off campus. 

 

The Testing Center

The Testing and Assessment Center at Saint Augustine’s University provides a variety of assessment services and assistance to faculty, students, and other members of the university community. The Testing Center is located on the 2nd floor, Boyer Building. The goal of the Testing and Assessment Center is to institute quality testing and assessment and conduct evaluations that are essential to developing the needed strategies to assist faculty working with first and second year students. These services include:
•    Working with academic units to facilitate and coordinate initial skill assessment in Reading, Writing, and Math.
•    Assisting academic units with the appropriate course placement and credits depending on a student’s incoming skill level.
•    Providing a service and location where students can take independent exams, as well as state and nationally administered tests.
•    Providing evaluation measures to assess student performance.
•    Facilitating student assessment through exit exams.
•    Providing resources on testing and assessment in support of improvement efforts and faculty research.
The following tests are offered:
•    ACCUPLACER
•    American College Test (ACT)
•    American Culinary Federation (ACF) 
o    Certified Culinarian (CCN)
o    Certified Pastry Culinarian (CPC)
o    Certified Sous Chef (CSC)
o    Certified Working Pastry Chef (CWP)
o    Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
o    Certified Executive Pastry Chef (CEP)
o    Certified Culinary Administrator (CCA)
•    Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE) 
o    Chiropractic Law Professional Exam
o    Disabled Chiropractic Law and Professional Exam
•    College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 
o    American Government
o    American Literature
o    Analyzing & Interpreting Literature
o    Biology
o    Calculus
o    Chemistry
o    College Algebra
o    College Mathematics
o    English Literature
o    Financial Accounting
o    French Language
o    German Language
o    History of the US I & II
o    Human Growth & Development
o    Humanities
o    Information Systems and Computer Applications
o    Introduction to Educational Psychology
o    Introduction to Psychology
o    Introduction to Sociology
o    Introductory Business Law
o    Natural Science
o    Pre-Calculus
o    Principles of Management
o    Principles of Marketing
o    Principles of Macroeconomics
o    Principles of Microeconomics
o    Social Sciences & History
o    Spanish Language
o    Western Civilization I & II
•    Emerson Network Power 
o    Air Conditioning Specialist (EAC)
o    Customer Engineer (ECA)
•    Environmental Protection Agency 
o    Lead Based Paint Inspector (EIN)
o    Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor (ERA)
o    Lead Based Paint Supervisor (ESP)
•    ETS Proficiency Exam
•    Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
•    National Association of College Auxiliary Services 
o    Certified Auxiliary Services Professional
•    National Association of Electrical Distributors 
o    Certified Electrical Professional - Inside Sales (ISR)
o    Certified Electrical Professional - Outside Sales (OSR)
•    National Exercise Trainers Association 
o    Group Exercise Instructor (GEI)
o    Personal Trainer Certification (PTC)
•    Noel Levitz
•    PRAXIS I & II
•    Professional Association of Health Care Office Management 
o    Health Information Technology Certified Manager for Physician Practice (HITCM-PP)
o    Certified Medical Manager
•    Residual ACT
•    Specialty Pharmacy Certification Board 
o    Certified Specialty Pharmacist Exam (CSPE)
•    SAT
•    TOEFL
•    US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
o    National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME)

 

The Writing Center

The Writing Center’s mission is to address the concerns of student writers across the Saint Augustine’s University campus and to encourage academic discourse in a casual setting. We accomplish the mission through one-on-one writing consultations set in a quiet, but stimulating environment that includes internet and printer access, a resource center, and a research and documentation center. Peer writing consultants are trained to help writers at any stage of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, and revising. Consultants are also prepared to assist students with various writing genres and documentation styles.

The Writing Center is located in Boyer Building, room 306. Hours vary by semester, but always include a range of times to accommodate the needs of students. Opening dates and schedules are announced each semester.

Students who want to visit the Writing Center should register for an account to access the Writing Center’s appointment schedule and make appointments online at https://www.st-aug.mywconline.com. Students may make as many appointments as they desire.