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Academic Success Center (ASC)

Welcome to the Academic Success Center! This fall, COS students can access ASC support services online and in-person. We look forward to working with you.

About the ASC

The ASC is College of the Siskiyous' hub of learning support. Located in the Learning Resource Center on the Weed Campus, the ASC offers both in-person and remote learning support services that help students maximize their learning potential. The ASC's inclusive and individualized supports help students achieve the following:

  • Identify academic and holistic supports that contribute to student success.
  • Construct awareness of their unique learning processes, preferences, assets, and challenges.
  • Cultivate healthy mindsets and habits that promote a sense of belonging in college, as well as enhanced academic success and learning confidence.

Have a General ASC, Tutoring Services, or Student Help Desk Question?

Stop into the ASC on the Weed Campus (located in the Learning Resources Center opposite the Library), or visit with us during our scheduled Zoom room times.

Fall 2021 Hours and Services

On-campus Weed Campus (Located in the LRC, Opposite the Library)

Fall Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Services

Students can access the following resources and services in the on-campus ASC:

  • Computers and printers
  • Zoom Tutoring Station (Need a quiet place to meet with a Zoom tutor? Visit our Zoom Tutoring Station)
  • Study spaces
  • Graphing calculator loans
  • Student Help Desk support (technology assistance for mySiskiyous, COS email, and Canvas)
  • Test proctoring assistance

Remote ASC

Hours

Hours and services vary. Please click the links below to access schedules.

Services

  • Course-Specific Tutoring: Need help to better understand course concepts? Our Course-Specific Tutoring is for you! Tutoring is widely available Monday - Friday. To meet with a tutor, simply click your tutor’s Zoom link to start your session.
  • Study Skills Support: In the ASC, we know that academic success skills are not innate; they are learned and can be strengthened. Your "ASC Study Guide" will help you better understand your own learning processes and preferences, so that you can apply study skills and strategies that help maximize your learning potential and confidence.
  • Tutor-Facilitated Study Groups (It's more fun than studying alone!): Beginning this semester, tutor-facilitated study groups are offered for several courses. In these groups, you and your classmates will study together with the encouragement and support of a tutor.
  • Paper Review: Seasoned writers know that the key to success is to use the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. Increase your chances of essay-writing success by seeking a writing tutor's feedback which will help you revise your paper for enhanced success.
  • NetTutor: Need tutoring support outside of ASC Tutoring hours? NetTutor has you covered 24/7, even on weekends!
  • EdTALKS (formerly "Student Success Seminars"): Co-hosted by Eddy the Eagle and our members of our ASC staff, EdTALKS are brief workshops designed to provide you with the tools, skills, and strategies you need to gain learning confidence and to make the most out of your college experience. All EdTALKS are free and available to COS students and staff. To attend, simply click your EdTALKS Zoom link.
  • Virtual Student Help Desk support: Pop into our Student Help Desk Zoom room for technology assistance related to mySiskiyous, COS email, and Canvas.

Fall 2021 ASC FAQs

The ASC webpage is the best place to access updated information about ASC hours and services.

Yes, the ASC is open. See hours above.

During these times, students have access to the following:

  • computers and printers
  • quiet study spaces
  • Student Help Desk
  • access to distance tutoring stations
  • test proctoring (by appointment)

The ASC takes the health and safety of students and staff seriously:

  • All persons entering the ASC are required to have a wristband (indicating they followed Campus check-in procedure).
  • All persons in the ASC are required to wear masks (and to wear them properly).
  • All persons in the ASC are required to physically distance.
  • All students who enter the ASC must check in at the front desk. There, they will be assigned a workstation. When they are done, they must check out at the front desk, so the workstation can be temporarily decommissioned while properly sanitized.

Plans to open the Yreka Campus ASC several days a week are in the works. In the meantime, ASC tutoring is available remotely and laptop check-out is available on a limited basis through Basecamp HQ.

Yes! Test proctoring and Proctorio support is available. If you would like to discuss test proctoring options, please email asc@siskiyous.edu

Yes! Student Success Seminars are now titled "EdTALKS" - a nod to our COS mascot, Eddy the Eagle. EdTALKS are offered via Zoom, and they will focus on optimizing learning, wellness; they also highlight support resources. Visit the EdTALKS webpage to learn about upcoming talks.

A limited number of laptops are available for student check-out. Basecamp HQ is assisting in the coordination of laptop checkout. To learn more, visit Basecamp HQ.

All remote services can be accessed online. Through the ASC webpages, students have access to a variety of services. Additional information about services is available in the Canvas ASC. To access this information and additional resources, students can click the  Canvas ASC  link, and "self-enroll" when prompted. Enrollment is free and simply offers students access. From the Canvas ASC, students can access the following:

  • General information about what to expect from Zoom tutoring
  • Instructions to access remote tutoring
  • Information on how to drop off a paper for feedback from a tutor
  • Schedule of, and links for, upcoming Student Success Seminars
  • Proctorio readiness resources
  • Learning resources and guides
  • Links to various COS student supports

Additionally, within the Canvas ASC, students can meet with the Tutoring Coordinator and ASC Instructor/Coordinator during their scheduled Zoom hours.

Graphing calculators can be checked out in the Weed ASC and the Yreka Campus Office.

Academic Success Center (Weed)

Located in the Learning Resource Center (Building 2)
Email: asc@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5830