Betty Curry, Director for Academic Support, 210-999-7613, bcurry [at] trinity.edu
Becca Burt, Academic Coach, 210-999-8180, rburt [at] trinity.edu
Tiger Learning Commons, Library 308 (main floor)
The mission of Academic Support is to provide quality academic programs and services to enhance student learning, academic success, and personal development through one-on-one academic coaching, study skills workshops, and ongoing support. The major objective is to empower students to become creative, independent learners and problem solvers capable of processing and mastering information.
Services are student-responsive and programs are purposefully student-centric and intentionally designed to foster interactions that promote learning strategies, cognitive skills, and attitudes towards academic life that are characteristic of successful college students. Academic Support considers student success to mean that those who enroll in the university remain enrolled, persist through a program of study, and graduate with a degree.
Success is also achieved if students acquire competitive grades; if they engage in a broad range of intellectual endeavors, practical skills development, critical inquiry, self-efficacy and self-directed learning; are exposed to viewpoints different from their own; and if they learn to appreciate and respect the varying perspectives characteristic of a private liberal arts institution.
Academic Support staff members are engaged in helping students assess (e.g., Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) their academic strengths and weaknesses; hone their academic skills through teaching effective information processing, test-taking and related techniques; better manage their time and set effective priorities; and overall develop and utilize effective study strategies that build a sense of self-efficacy, thereby maximizing their college experience.
The staff is committed to helping Trinity students take charge of their success. The academic success of students is our passion!!
The Academic Support office, located in Coates Library in the new Tiger Learning Commons, provides Trinity students with skills and resources to help them study smarter not harder. You will have an opportunity to develop personal time management techniques and learn broad efficient strategies for note taking, studying, and reading. You can opt for individual academic coaching or one of the small group workshops offered each semester.