Student Success Center

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WDT strives to provide students with programs to assist them in achieving their academic goals and to be prepared for the workforce after completion of their academic program. The Student Success Center provides additional support for students pursing their academic objectives.

Mission

The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide students currently enrolled at WDT academic support by supporting students to develop their own personal and academic skills. We will provide an encouraging and friendly environment to assist students in improving their scholastic abilities.  We provide a wide variety of services to assist WDT students.

Services Available
Academic Tutoring

The Academic Services Center Coordinator will provide individual and small group tutoring to WDT Students at no charge. Eligible students may request up to two 30 minute sessions per subject, per week. Appointments can be by the student with the Academic Services Center Coordinator.

Individual and group tutoring is available in the subject matters of English, Math, Writing and Computers. The Academic Services Center Coordinator will determine the type of tutoring that each student will be eligible for.

Peer Tutoring

Peer tutors are current students a WDT who work one-on-one with their fellow students. Peer tutors provide academic support and expertise on a variety of subjects. Peer tutors may be currently enrolled in the course or she/he may have previously completed the course.

Specifically, peer tutors can provide academic assistance to those students who are struggling with their course work. This is specialized assistance that the student is not able to receive in the classroom setting.

The Academic Services Center Coordinator will determine if a student is eligible for peer tutoring. For additional information and policies and procedures regarding this service, see the WDT Peer Tutoring Handbook.

Academic Success Workshops

The Academic Services Center Coordinator provides workshops on basic writing, career writing, study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, and academic anxiety during the school year. A schedule of these workshops will be posted in the Academic Services Center.

Additional work shops on study skills are presented during orientation and WDT Welcome Day.

American with Disabilities Act Accommodations

It is the policy of WDT, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to ensure that no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the institute. WDT works to insure campus accessibility for persons with disabilities, which would include, but not be limited to admissions, services, educational opportunities, programs, activities, employment practices and facilities use/ maintenance, except where to do so would result in a fundamental alteration of the program or place undue financial and administrative burdens upon the Institute and that can be provided without lowering academic and other essential standards.

To be eligible for accommodation, the student must contact the Academic Services Coordinator at 718-2426. This contact should be made as early as possible. It is the student’s responsibility to provide medical or other diagnostic documentation of disability and limitations. If documentation is not adequate, the student may be asked to participate in additional evaluation prior to receiving accommodations. The student will incur the cost of this testing. Students with disabilities are not exempt from following WDT policies and procedures, such as drug/alcohol policies, grade appeal procedures, etc. These procedures are policies and outlined in the WDT Student Handbook.

Students who request academic accommodations will be required to provide the appropriate documentation to the Academic Services Coordinator. The Academic Services Coordinator will review the documentation and meet individually with the student to determine which accommodations will be allowable. The student will be given an “ADA Accommodation Request” form and the student is responsible for taking this form to each class/teacher in which accommodations are requested. Instructional/classroom accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral tests
  • Enlarged material
  • Extended time on exams (up to twice the time)
  • Distraction-free environment
  • Note takers
  • Readers
  • Taped texts (must be registered through the State Library)
  • Tape recorders
  • Preferential seating
  • Graphic organizers

Print the form here: ADA Accommodation Request.

For more information, contact:

Mary Ann Slanina
Academic Services Coordinator
(605) 718-2426
maryann.slanina@wdt.edu