Academic Advising at Young Harris College
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Young Harris College provides students a quality academic advising experience utilizing a blended model of professional and faculty advising. Academic advising is a joint relationship between advisor and advisee that focuses on the development of student responsibility and decision-making in the clarification and realization of major, career, and life goals. Students are assigned to an academic advisor during each term of their enrollment at YHC. Students are required to meet with their academic advisor before each registration period.
The Academic Advising Center seeks to educate, inspire and empower students in identifying and achieving their academic and career goals. The Center staff includes professional advisors, and an advising assistant.
The Center assists students in:
- Defining and developing realistic educational goals
- Identifying academic plans consistent with career and life pursuits
- Planning course schedules and charting degree completion
- Changing and declaring majors and minors
- Understanding College policies and procedures and utilizing helpful campus resources
Professional advisors in the Academic Advising Center oversee the advisement of most freshman and sophomore students through completion of their core (general education) requirements. Juniors and seniors are typically advised by faculty members in their declared area of study. Fine Arts students are advised by Fine Arts faculty members during all four years of their program.
Academic Success Center
The mission of the Young Harris College Academic Success Center is to support the academic mission of the College by assisting students in their quest for the skills necessary to achieve their academic goals and make progress toward graduation.
The Academic Success Center, located in the Hesed House, provides extensive tutoring, study skills seminars, personal academic counseling, and quiet study space for students who are experiencing academic, motivation, or time management difficulties. The Office of Disability Services operates as part of the Academic Success Center. Students requiring academic accommodations should contact the Center at the beginning of each semester. Open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Monday-Friday as a study space, The Academic Success Center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for student appointments.
The Academic Success Center will work with students who need special academic assistance as they transition from high school to college through its tutoring and special programs as well as through intensive English composition classes and assistance for students who speak English as a second language.
Students who are placed on academic probation as a result of the previous semester’s grades will be notified that they are required to create and fulfill an Academic Success Contract in order to be enrolled at the College. In addition, students who receive at least two notices of midterm deficient performance will be required to enter into an Academic Success Contract. The College Retention Officer, as well as faculty and staff, may recommend additional students to create personalized Academic Success Contracts. These contracts require a commitment from students to create and fulfill the terms of an academic success action plan: to attend academic counseling sessions; to participate in study skills, time management, or motivational seminars; to utilize campus support services; and to monitor and assess their own progress in consultation with the Student Success Center.
The Academic Success Center will work closely with the College’s Academic Advisors to recommend classes for its students which will promote the students’ academic goals in accordance with their individual learning styles and abilities.
Zell and Shirley Miller Library
In October 2014, Young Harris College opened the Zell and Shirley Miller Library which more than doubled the College’s existing physical library facilities. In addition to space for permanent and special collections, there are group study rooms, reading carrels, computer stations and a large 24-hour study area.
The library’s services and resources extend far beyond the walls of the Miller Library, providing students and faculty with access to an excellent collection of databases, electronic texts, and journals accessible from anywhere in the world. Library staff can also obtain materials that are not available locally. Reference librarians are available to assist users with services and collections during most of the hours the library is open. In addition, they visit classes, teach workshops, and schedule individual research consultations.
Located in the Rollins Campus Center, the Library is in the heart of campus and near many other student centered services.