Talking Points for Faculty about SASC Services
Looking for more than just our syllabus blurb? We invite you to share the following talking points/facts about SASC with your students.
Download: Talking Points (pdf)
What is the Student Academic Support Center (SASC)?
- SASC is a support center that offers assistance for introductory and intermediate level courses in various subjects including mathematics, statistics, programming, natural sciences, life sciences, and quantitative social sciences.
- In addition to content support, SASC offers help with study skills, note-taking, time management and organization.
- Our services are for all Bates students; SASC is not a remedial center.
- It is conveniently located in the Peer Learning Commons on the ground floor of Ladd Library.
Drop-In Support Hours
- SASC provides drop-in support during specific hours throughout the week.
- No appointment is necessary.
- The drop-in support hours are as follows:
- Mondays – Thursdays: 11am – 4pm and 6pm – 9pm
- Fridays: 11am – 3pm
- Sundays: 6pm – 9pm
Embedded Course-Attached Tutor (CAT) Support
- SASC embeds Course-Attached Tutors (CATs) in courses across the curriculum that have a high demand for tutoring.
- In some cases, CATs attend class and assist during active learning activities.
- CATs provide weekly evening help sessions for their assigned class section.
- CATs are available to hold private appointments with students enrolled in their assigned class section.
Inclusive and Welcoming Environment
- SASC embraces the values of inclusivity, diversity and accessibility.
- Everyone is welcome at SASC, regardless of their background or academic level.
- Students do not have to be struggling to come to SASC!
- SASC aims to model and foster collaborative learning among students.
- We encourage students to work together, exchange ideas and learn from one another.
- By promoting a collaborative environment, SASC enhances the learning experience and facilitates deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Safe Academic Space
- SASC provides a safe space for academic exploration and growth.
- Students are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes, and learn from them as part of the scholarly process.
- SASC is committed to meeting the individual needs of each student.
- We understand that building knowledge requires a diversity of approaches and perspectives.
- SASC aims to provide transformational rather than transactional experiences.
- We go beyond simply offering resources and assistance; it seeks to inspire and empower students.
- SASC strives to create an environment where students can grow academically, intellectually and personally.