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Office of Academic Innovation

Support for Students

In this section you will find the descriptions of key support services for ensuring student academic success, including support for students with disabilities. Faculty should contact the appropriate office or center directly for any questions about policies and procedures and for making referrals.


Academic Achievement Center

The Academic Achievement Center provides tutoring, workshops, and coaching for students.

Watch the video (4:28) from Liz Scarbrough, director of the Academic Achievement Center, or read the transcript.


Disability Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services works with faculty and students to provide accommodations for students with disabilities.



Writing Support Services

Writing Support Services includes Writing Support Programs for both undergraduate and graduate students, Writing Labs, Online Writing Support, and the English Language Center.

Watch the captioned video (6:00) from Wayne Robertson, director of the Writing Center, or read the transcript.


Students in Distress & The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is the primary source of personal counseling and psychological help on campus for students. The Center offers faculty consultation services to support and advise you when you are dealing with students in distress. Faculty are not expected to provide personal counseling to students. Rather, faculty play an important role in encouraging students to use campus resources, including facilitating a referral to the Counseling Center, Health Center, and Disability Support Services.


Disruptive Students & The Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education

The Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education adjudicates alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct and, if appropriate, issue sanctions.  Faculty can contact the office with questions regarding syllabus design related to student conduct and behavioral expectations. The office provides faculty consultations for those who see behavior of concern in their classroom and can provide in-class sessions on the topics of civility and ethical decision making.

  • Watch the captioned video for an overview (12:24), or read the transcript.

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center coordinates advising at Towson University, maintaining a staff of professional advisers and working with academic departments to recruit faculty for the First-Year Experience (FYE) program.

Watch the captioned video (6:26) from John McKusick, director of the Academic Advising Center, or read the transcript.

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Cook Library

Cook Library services include research sources and support, librarian liaisons for each department, and classroom instruction. Services for faculty are also provided.

Watch the captioned video library orientation (6:29) or read the transcript.




Office of Academic Innovation
Cook Library Room 405
Phone: 410-704-2005



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