The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Housing and Residence Life is a featured program.
Tutoring in the Residence Halls
Not only does UWW host tutoring in numerous residence halls across campus, but Residence Life collaborates with Technology to determine where the highest concentration of students in a class have need for tutors and place the corresponding tutors in those halls. UWW attempts to bring the tutors to the residents to make it easier for them to seek help and practice good academic behaviors.
This works through collaboration with University Housing, specifically Residence Life and Technology, as well as the Academic Success Center on campus to help bring resources into the residence halls.
RAs with strong work performance (returner status) and significant GPAs (higher than 3.5) are identified in the buildings with the highest number of first year residents to collaborate with the Complex Director and other RAs to focus on those students who are identified as ‘at-risk’ or Mapworks red indicator students. Academic Coaches provide one on one coaching and log student contacts into Mapworks, provide additional academic programming, and set up and monitor study areas and times in the building. Overall, Academic Coaches are an additional student leadership position providing a layer of support to those students identified as potentially struggling academically.
Academic Coaches are paid approximately $500 a semester. It is supported through the Residence Life and University Housing.
Submitted by Amanda Murphy, Complex Director, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater