The mission of the Academic Support Center (ASC) is student-centered focused on learning in a safe and inclusive environment which offers both instructional and educational services in and out of the classroom; and support students’ cognitive skills development to achieve their full academic potential. We are committed to students learning the essential competencies that apply across the DSU curriculum, and building beneficial university relationships that positively impact their retention and graduation.
Adopted May 10, 2013
As one of DSU’s comprehensive resources for student learning, our vision is to expand our services to the entire student body and assist them in becoming independent learners, critical thinkers, and self-advocates; who ultimately rely on their strengths and abilities to master intellectual and lifelong learning after graduation.
Adopted May 10, 2013
A Message from the Director
The Academic Support Center (ASC) is one of the offices within the Division of Academic Enrichment that provides quality academic services and programs that help you become an active and independent learner while pursuing your DSU degree. Our staff is actively engaged and committed to helping every student prepare, advance, and excel in their academic performance by offering the following:
- Credit-bearing Academic Enrichment Courses
- Tutorial Center and Drop-In Computer Lab
- Office of Student Accessibility Services
- Staying-On-Course Program
- Supplemental Instruction Program
- Quantitative Reasoning Center
- Drop-In Writing Studio
Academic Support Center Staff
 Dr. Sharon Smith, Instructional Specialist
Office-Library Room 212A
Students can drop in during the hours posted on the door each semester for quantitative reasoning tutoring and support. We encourage all students to sign up for out Think Tank sessions where we'll be discussing topics such as the cost of missing one class; what would our economy look like if we stop minting the penny, Title Loans (Yea or Nay), class action lawsuits, etc. Stop by, click here  or check out E-news for a complete schedule.
Cindy Seto-Friel, Coordinator
Library Room 214
Students on Academic Probation or Readmitted Suspension are required to participate in the staying on course program that will promote their return to Academic Good Standing. For further information, click here .
Roberta C. Durrington,
Student Accessibility Services Coordinator
Office-Library Room 218
Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations to address their specific needs. Students, who are struggling with understanding coursework while demonstrating solid effort, may ask for a consultation, and/or outside referral for an in-depth evaluation. Students with temporary disabilities may also apply for services. With key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to building if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services. For further information, click here .
Anna Cortese, Coordinator
Office-Library Room 213
Supplemental Instruction (SI) offers weekly study sessions to students taking "historically” difficult courses. SI participants meet with their leader and classmates outside of class to discuss challenging concepts and develop study strategies. They develop a better understanding of course content and learn how to effectively test themselves. For further information, click here .
Tutoring Center 
 Jackye Fountain, Coordinator
Library Room 206, Office-Library 206 A
Students may sign up for a tutor for various courses across the curriculum. Tutors will schedule appointments in the library at the convenience of the student. For further information, click here .
Drop-In Computer Lab 
 Jackye Fountain, Computer Specialist
Library Rooms 205 and 206, Office-Library Room 206A
Students sit at state of the art computers to work on classroom assignments, PowerPoint presentations and various assignments. Students must have a current pass code from DSU's Computing Office. For further information, click here .
 Jean Gilroy, Coordinator
Library Room 205, Office-Library Room 207
Students come for assistance with writing assignment in English and across the curriculum. For further information, click here .
The Academic Support Center also supports students enrolled in Academic Enrichment Courses: Learning Strategies for Academic Success, Reading Lab, Speed Reading and University Seminar. For further information, click here .