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Student Academic Support

The University of Providence provides a wide array of activities and support services for residential and non-residential students.

Student Services at the University of Providence are designed to meet the many needs of students during their academic career.

Active outreach aims at assisting students in fulfilling their personal and career goals while attending the University of Providence. Initial interviews with an academic success counselor will provide information concerning academic, career, or personal counseling services, referral to tutoring resources, career testing services, and support groups.

Library

Click here to learn more about our Library services.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program that is designed with students in mind. The goal of Student Support Services (SSS) is to increase college retention and graduation rates.

What should students expect?

Academic Assistance: Provides a comprehensive educational support plan.

Professional and Peer Tutoring: Tutors who will provide additional instructions.

Peer Mentoring: Assistance with transitioning from high school to college and beyond.

Financial Aid Counseling: FASFA application assistance and scholarship information.

Career Counseling: Provides resume writing and job searching skills.

Cultural Enrichment: Campus sponsored events, Disability Awareness Week, Taste of Home, Native American Week, and other events.

Workshops: Provide study skills tips and academic development.

Disability Services for students with a documented disability: Examples of accommodations include providing note-takers, books in audio format, extended
test-taking time in a quiet setting, accessible classroom materials, assistive technology, etc.

Other Services: Computer assistance, leadership opportunities, and supplemental grant aid.


What students should apply?
  • All Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search Students
  • Income eligible students (according to federal guidelines)
  • First Generation College Students (primary care provider did not graduate from a 4-year institution)
  • Students with a documented disability

 

TRIO Application

Fill out the online application here, or stop by Student Support Services in the University of Providence Library, call 406-791-5213 or email uptrio@uprovidence.edu.

Mathematics Center
Welcome to the STEM Center!

We at the STEM Center at the University of Providence are researchers, teachers, and students committed to promoting mathematics education and its applications in STEM disciplines. If you are interested in mathematics, science, and/or information technologies, please consider joining us in this important and rewarding venture.
The STEM Center is committed to supporting science, technology, and math education on the University of Providence campus and across the state by addressing the support needs of first year students at University of Providence and fostering development of an authentic, sustainable STEM culture on the University of Providence campus.

Make a tutoring appointment here.

Email: mathcenter@uprovidence.edu
Moodle: University of Providence_MathCenter
Skype: math-ed.com

Writing and Critical Thinking Center

Location: University of Providence Library
Director: Rachel Dunleavy Morgan, Ph.D.

The Writing & Critical Thinking Center provides free writing support to the University of Providence community in the form of:

  • One-on-one consultations, in-person and online
  • Group consultations
  • Workshops
  • In-class workshops

 

Drop in on campus to see if a consultant is available or scroll down for instructions for making campus and online appointments


How to Make an Appointment in the UP Writing Center

 

Creating an account

  • If you have never had an appointment at the Center, choose “Click here to register.”
  • Make sure to use your UProvidence email address. You may choose any password you wish.
  • Once all the information on the registration page is filled out, click
    “Register” at the bottom of the page.

 

Making an appointment

  • Log into WC Online, which will open the appointment schedule.
  • White boxes show open appointment times.  (Blocks show 1-hour slots, but appointments last 45 minutes, to allow consultants time to complete reports between sessions.
  • Select an appointment day, time, and consultant by clicking on the white box itself.)
  • An appointment window will pop up with the time-slot noted at the top.  Double-check that this is the day and time you want.

 

IMPORTANT: All appointment times are in the MOUNTAIN time zone.

  • Choose the kind of consultation you want: face-to-face for an on campus meeting; online for a live online discussion; or etutoring for asynchronous written feedback on your work.  Not all consultants offer each type of tutoring. Look below the consultant’s name on the schedule to see what kinds of tutoring each offers.
  • Fill in the rest of the fields in the appointment box and attach any documents you wish to include.  If you chose etutoring, be sure to include the assignment instructions and as much contextualizing information as you can.
  • Remember to click “Create Appointment” at the bottom of the form.
  • You will receive a confirmation at the top of the form if you have successfully made your appointment.
  • Instructions for live Online appointments
    • When your appointment is scheduled to begin, log back on at http://mywco.com/uprovidence, remembering that Great Falls is in the Mountain Time Zone.
    • Click on the colored box that represents the online appointment you booked.
    • Click the red link that reads “Start or Join Online Consultation” on the appointment information that pops up.
    • The online tutoring platform will open. You should see a whiteboard space that contains text explaining the different tools available to you during the consultation. To the right of the whiteboard, you should see a chat space which you can use to converse with your consultant. If you wish to use the audio/video function, click on the video icon, and then allow the program to access your webcam and microphone.
    • Enjoy your consultation.

 

If you encounter any difficulties in setting up your online appointment, please email the Writing & Critical Thinking Center: writingcenter@uprovidence.edu

 

Disability Services
Services for Students with Disabilities
In recognizing the unique value of each human being, the Mission Statement of the University of Providence is in accord with the spirit of both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the updated regulations and guidance to Titles II and III of the ADA.

The TRIO/Disability Advocate, coordinates assistance for students with documented disabilities. These services assure program access to the University of Providence.

Specifically, the Disability Advocate offers the following services to students with disabilities:

  • Academic and personal mentoring.
  • Provides reasonable accommodations. Examples include: extended testing times, tests proctored in the library or in a quiet setting, preferential seating in classrooms, note takers, textbooks in audio format, accessible classrooms and materials, assistive technology, etc. There is no fee to students with disabilities for reasonable accommodations.
  • Assistance in meeting with professors and advisors upon request.
  • Promotion of effective self-advocacy skills.
  • Referrals to on-off campus resources.

 

Student Requirements
  • Provide recent documentation of the disability from a qualified professional whose credentials are appropriate to the disability.
  • Students meeting disability criteria must meet with the Disability Advocate to determine appropriate accommodations.

 

Confidentiality

The Disability Advocate treats all personal information with the strictest confidentiality. Student files are kept in a locked file in the Disability Advocate’s office.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about Disability Services, please reach out to carilyn.voorhies@uprovidence.edu for more information.

Academic Success Center

Even the most outstanding students sometimes run into unexpected difficulties during their college experience. The Academic Success Center connects students with the resources they need in order to thrive at the University of Providence. Whatever college life throws your way, we are here to help!

We are a conduit between students, faculty, and staff, and we refer students to the right resources for them. Your counselors at the ASC will help you establish study plans, keep you on track for graduation, assist with sports eligibility, and keep you in good academic standing. We teach you the skills you need to be successful and help you navigate any roadblocks that might appear. We love to visit with students, so please feel free to stop in or call/email and say hello!

 

Things we can help you with:
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Test Anxiety
  • Goal Setting
  • Transitioning from high school or another college/university
  • Campus referrals
  • Developing good study habits
  • DegreeWorks
  • Academic Success Plans
  • Tutoring/TutorMe (both in-person & on-line tutoring)
Helpful Resources

Click here for information about career planning, preparing for school, paying for school, and other financial information.

Academic Alerts

Fill out and submit the Academic Alert form below for each student about whom you have an academic concern.

Academic Alert Portal

If you have any issues submitting an academic alert or accessing the academic alert portal, please email asc@uprovidence.edu.

Alluvion Health

Alluvion provides student health services Monday – Friday from 7 am to 10 am in the lower level of the Student Center. For students wanting to see a behavioral/mental health counselor, stop by the Student Health office in the Student Center, or call 406-454-6973 to schedule an appointment. Behavioral Health appointments are conducted via Tele-Health or at the main Alluvion office, 601 1st Ave. North, Great Falls, MT 59405.

 

TRIO Student Support Services

Carilyn Voorhies

Disabilities Advocate, Interim Director of TRIO Student Support Services
Email

Cole Irwin

TRIO Counselor Advocate
Email

Disability Services

Carilyn Voorhies

Disabilities Advocate, Interim Director of TRIO Student Support Services
Email

Academic Success Counselors

Monica Thackeray

Academic Success Counselor
Email

Greg Stivers

Dean of Student Success
Email
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