UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Academic Center

Department of Student and Academic Services

University West, Suite 129
3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, Texas 77901
Toll free: 877-970-4848 ext. 288
Email: tutor@uhv.edu

Academic Center

The Academic Center provides writing and subject area assistance as well as instructional resources to students, faculty, and staff. The Center also offers a variety of testing services.

Writing Assistance
The Academic Center provides writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students, faculty, and staff. By appointment or online, the Center staff review class papers, articles for publication, and university publications. The Academic Center also reviews resumes and cover letters for alumni. During sessions with the tutors, individuals may discuss a paper or document in progress. Trained tutors review these documents, discuss techniques for analyzing and revising the writing, and assist writers to devise solutions to writing problems. Tutors also provide a similar service online. Students, faculty, and staff at the University may email documents as attachments to tutor@uhv.edu. We will review the document and return the draft with our comments and suggestions within 24-48 hours for short papers. Longer papers require a longer review time.

To schedule appointments for this service, individuals can call (361) 570-4288. To find out how to have materials reviewed online, contact the center at the number above, or visit the following web address: http://www.uhv.edu/ac/about_us/contact.asp

Subject Area Assistance
The Center offers subject-area tutoring at the request of the deans in the following areas: mathematics, computer science, and biology. During sessions with tutors, individuals may discuss concerns related to courses that are in progress.

Instructional Resources
The Academic Center has a library of instructional resource. They include a variety of style manuals, including The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, and The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual. We also have a library of grammar handbooks and other writing resource manuals and books which may be used in the center. The staff has developed a number of writing, grammar, and ESL handouts including information on business writing, audience analysis, and resumes and cover letters. These handouts are available both onsite (University of Houston-Victoria, University West, room 129) and on our web page at www.uhv.edu/ac. The website is constantly expanding, so individuals are encouraged to visit this site often.

The Academic Center also produces Grammatically Correct, a weekly grammar tip available through a list serve. To subscribe, visit our website at http://www.uhv.edu/ac/student/grammartip.asp

Testing Services
The Center provides academic testing services. Students can schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the Academic Center Senior Secretary (361-570-4288). Faculty can also refer students to the Academic Center Coordinator for makeup exams, which are provided on an appointment basis.