Student Support Units
Department of Student Affairs
University West, Suite 129
3007 N. Ben Wilson Victoria, Texas 77901
(361) 570-4288 or
Toll free: (877) 970-4848 ext. 4288
The Academic Center is a resource center for students, staff, and faculty. We promote student success by working closely with faculty to provide academic support programs. We offer a writing center for students, faculty, and staff and a tutoring program for students at all levels in addition to supplemental instruction and testing. Our writing and tutoring services are delivered face-to-face and online in order to meet the demands of our diverse and widespread student population.
The Academic Center provides writing assistance and writing resources to University of Houston-Victoria students, staff, and faculty in Victoria, Sugar Land, and Cinco Ranch. Face-to face 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. UHV students may make an appointment for face-to face tutoring or email documents as attachments through WCOnline available at http://uhv.mywconline.com. We will review the document and return the draft with our comments and suggestions.
The Center offers subject-area tutoring, depending on faculty request and student use, in the following areas: biology, computer science, history/government, mathematics, public speaking, statistics, and Spanish. During sessions with tutors, individuals may discuss concerns related to courses that are in progress. Please visit the Center’s website at http://www.uhv.edu/ac for information about which subjects are offered each semester along with the hours services are available.
Tutoring services are free to UHV students.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses (courses that are known to be tough for students across the U.S.). SI is a program offered through the Academic Center in collaboration with UHV faculty members.
SI is a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourself before your professor does. At each session, you’ll be guided through the material by your SI leader, a competent student who has taken the class you are in (or received special approval from the instructor). SI is available within selected courses. Your advisor may encourage you to take classes that include SI.
Study Skills Workshops
The Academic Center offers various workshops in a face-to-face format every semester to enhance student note-taking, reading, study, and exam-taking skills. The complete list of workshops for the semester is provided at http://www.uhv.edu/ac.
The Academic Center has a library of instructional resources about writing, grammar, math, and study skills. These handouts are available both onsite 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/newsletters/grammartip.aspx
The Center provides academic testing services in Victoria, including entrance exams (THEA Quick Test, ACCUPLACER, LSAT, Millers Analogy Test, and the HSRT) and certification exams [e.g., TExES/ExCET and TCEQ Occupational Licensing exams). Students can also schedule correspondence exams throughout the year by contacting the Academic Center Assistant (361-570-4288). Faculty can also refer students to the Academic Center Testing Coordinator (361-570-4285) or the Academic Senior Assistant for makeup exams, which are provided on an appointment basis. The Center proctors commercial certification tests on the Victoria campus. More information about testing services is available from http://www.uhv.edu/testing.