Dedicated Academic Support

IVCC Learning Resources Division

Dedicated Academic Support Services 

The Learning Resources division provides opportunities to have dedicated, embedded academic support professionals in your classes.   

If you elect to use dedicated academic support services, an academic support professional will be assigned to your class.   

You may elect to use any or all of these dedicated services: 

  • Librarian
  • Professional Subject Tutor
  • Writing Consultant
  • Success Coach for Organization, Time Management, and Study Skills

Types of services provided: 

  • General
  • Support professional introduction video
  • Posts for and responses to students in a dedicated discussion forum
  • Replies to emails sent to the support professional
  • Links to academic support content relevant to the course
  • One-on-one tutoring, consultation, or coaching, by appointment
  • Invitations to group tutoring, if scheduled
  • Library
  • Embedded library chat widget 
  • Library research assistance, by appointment 
  • Online library instruction
  • Library research tutorials for specific courses or databases as video or PDF documents
  • Writing Center
    • Guided Writing via Zoom (for example: main parts of an annotated bibliography, narrative essay content development, timed writing by way of paragraph development, generative creative writing sessions)
    • Mechanics Workshops via Zoom (for example: MLA formatting, correcting sentence run ons and fragments, how to write a professional email)
    • Collaborative Workshops These workshops are special interest goals of the instructor and developed and implemented by the WC.

Turnaround time when an academic support professional is embedded: 

  • Daily checking of discussion posts and emails, Monday through Thursday (summer hours)
  • Response time within 24 hours, Monday through Thursday (summer hours)
  • Provision of custom course materials based on timeline determined by instructor and support professional

Who to contact to request services: