Programs and Services

Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW)

Academic Excellence Workshops provide advanced group-learning techniques for technical subject mastery which incorporates problem sets that expand student capabilities beyond the normal curriculum.

A disciplined learning environment (vs. a teaching environment) in which students demonstrate subject mastery to peers and learn test-taking skills. The workshops help develop communication skills regarding technical issues and the ability to work effectively in groups.

Academic Excellence Workshops are success oriented and aimed at high grades and no failing grades.  Its supplemental learning experience is closely related to a specific technical course.

Goal of Academic Excellence Workshops:

  • Build an academic community among students, facilitators and faculty
  • Obtain a more complete mastery of material
  • Enhance technical communications skills
  • Increase ability to work as a team member


Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)

Academic success strategies are presented through a segment of the freshman orientation program through MAGIC (Maximizing Academic Growth in College).  A significant segment is devoted to the benefits of collaborative learning and group study. Topics introduced include: setting personal goals, seeking help from peers & professors, campus resources, time management, roommate issues, developing study skills and test taking.

Personal development focuses on helping students realize their personal growth and development are dependent on obtaining a good understanding of themselves. Issues covered include:  academic & social motivation, general coping skills and being receptive to support services.

The schedule for the following services can be obtained in the Office of Multicultural Student Initiatives, Campus Center, Room 3-300.

  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarships
  • Recruitment
  • Personal, Financial & Career Counseling
  • KPC (King-Chavez-Parks) Funded Initiatives:  Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) and Maximizing Academic Growth in College (MAGIC)