Department of Academic Enrichment

Department of Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Director of Access and Success
  Chigozie Achebe, Ed.D. |
Assistant Professor and Non-Teaching Faculty Advisor
  Brian Johnson, M.A. |
Director, University Tutorial Services
  Karen Hamman, D.Ed. |
Chairperson, Academic Enrichment
  Jennifer Oast, Ph.D. |

Department Secretary
  Lisa Clippinger |
Department Secretary
  Ailien Pham |

Department of Academic Enrichment
40 Student Services Center

Academic Enrichment Faculty

Mission Statement

The Department of Academic Enrichment serves at the heart of the university and strives to prepare a diverse student population through a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative approach to academic support services, to overcome obstacles and achieve their educational goals while strengthening institutional retention and graduation. We aspire to support academic content and skill-building, decision-making, and social engagement. Students commit to act as agents of change in their academic, professional and personal lives as they successfully advance through their undergraduate experience and beyond.

Act 101/EOP

The Act 101/EOP provides access and support for students who have traditionally been under-represented in higher education. Approximately half of the students enrolled in this program are minority group members; sixty percent are women and 20 percent are older than the traditional college student.

University Tutorial Services

University Tutorial Services offers free peer tutoring in a variety of courses and is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at the University. The Department of Academic Enrichment maintains the following components in its mission to facilitate "... the cognitive and affective growth of all learners, at all levels of the learning continuum."

  • A centralized program
  • Mandatory assessment of students
  • Mandatory placement of students
  • Tutorial services
  • Tutor training
  • Advising and counseling services
  • Program evaluation

    Enrichment Courses (Courses do not count toward graduation)  

    Introductory Algebra 3 credits
    Intermediate Algebra 3 credits


    Courses that count for graduation  

    ENRICH 110, Reading Your World, (satisfies Reading II prerequisite) 3 credits
    College Reading and Study Skills   3 credits
    ENRICH 101, College Writing Enrichment, (satisfies Writing II prerequisite) 3 credits
    The Art of Possibility and Mindfulness Practice (Values & Ethics)   3 credits
    ENRICH 103, The Art of Possibility and Mindfulness Practice 3 credits