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Faculty Guidelines

Academic Support

Numerous academic support services are available to all students. Websites for these services can be accessed at http://www.daytonastate.edu/academics.html under “Student Resources.”

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC) provides a variety of instructional support programs and services to help students make satisfactory academic progress. The ASC, located on all campuses, combines personal attention with computer-assisted instruction in an environment where students, faculty, and staff collaborate to ensure student success. The following educational support programs are available for students:

Content-Specific Tutoring – ASC Learning Specialists and peer tutors provide help on a question and answer basis for: assignment decoding and content challenges; study skills and exam reviews; computer and technology assistance; citation formatting; and help facilitating student/faculty communication.  No appointment is necessary. 

Virtual Tutoring – Students who are unable to make it to an ASC location are able to consult one-on-one with a Learning Specialist or peer tutor using web-conferencing software.

Supplemental Instruction (SI) – SI is an internationally recognized academic support program offering regularly scheduled study sessions for traditionally difficult courses. These sessions are run by a Faculty or Peer SI Leader.

Workshops –

Gear-Up Workshops:  These workshops are designed to get students “geared-up” for upcoming course work and are scheduled in the weeks before the semester begins. Some of the workshops in this series include Math-Up (Elementary, Intermediate, and College Algebra, and Survey of Mathematics), Word-Up (College Composition), and Tech-Up (a variety of digital resources).

Exam and Subject-Area Review Sessions: Learning Specialists organize review sessions during exam time based on student and instructor requests.

Space & Resources – Study space, computer labs, mobile technology, textbooks, and a variety of discipline-specific software are available at the ASC.

College can be challenging, especially for first-time students. Visit one of the Academic Support Centers where professional learning specialists and peer tutors can assist you. The wide variety of free instructional support programs and services offered at the ASC will help to ensure your academic success. Please visit the Academic Support Center website at  www.DaytonaState.edu/ASC for updated information on services provided or email ASC@DaytonaState.edu. You can also visit or call an ASC at our regional campuses:


Locations

Daytona Beach Campus
Bldg. 500, Room 124
(386) 506 - 3673

Bldg. 210, Room 102
(386) 506-4217

DeLand Campus
Bldg. 6B, Room 217
(386) 785 - 2087
Deltona Campus
Bldg. 1, Rooms 104
(386) 789 - 7306
Flagler/Palm Coast Campus
Bldg. 2, Room 106
(386) 246 - 4814
New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus
Bldg. 2, Room 104
(386) 423 - 6329
 

Maps and building guides are available online at http://www.daytonastate.edu/maps/index.html.

Writing Center

The DSC-UCF Writing Center Is Here to Help You:

  • Achieve your communication goals
  • Brainstorm, collaborate, and revise
  • Format in MLA, APA, and other citation styles
  • Break through writer's block
  • Write with confidence!

Writing Center services are available for free to DSC and UCF students, staff, and faculty.

Services

Consultations for individuals or small groups start on the hour and half hour and last up to 45 minutes. Making an appointment in advance is the best way to ensure someone will be available to work with you, but you can always walk in to see if someone is available immediately.

You also are welcome to visit any Writing Center location to use our resources and space; we have cutting-edge technology and innovative resources to help with all stages of the writing process and with all types of writing and communication. The Daytona Beach Campus also is home to the Cellar, which is an open, reconfigurable space equipped with couches, work tables, bean bags, white boards, toys, and technology.

The Writing Center offers classroom visits or workshops on topics such as using MLA or APA, choosing a topic, or learning presentation software, such as Prezi or PowerPoint. We're happy to work with faculty or groups to create custom writing workshops or to reserve the Cellar space.

Contact us

Please call (386) 506-3297 with any questions or to make an appointment. You're welcome to visit our website, http://www.daytonastate.edu/cwc, for information and online resources. You also can "like" the DSC–UCF Writing Center on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram for updates on Writing Center and campus events, writing tips and tricks, and other interesting academic tidbits.

Library Services

Daytona State Library Services offers a number of services specifically for Faculty and Staff including: Information Literacy Instruction for students, research assignment design consultation, media and equipment booking, course reserves, and professional research services. We also encourage input from faculty and staff in areas such as collection development and continuous quality improvement for library services. Below are listed some of the more popular services as well as contact information. For general questions about library resources and services you can always stop by the Daytona or Deland campus facilities, visit our website at http://library.daytonastate.edu, or call the Research Assistance Desk at 386.506.3518. 


(a) Faculty and Staff Research Services

The Librarians at Daytona State are happy to assist you with your research needs in areas such as research assignment design consultation, classroom support materials, program accreditation preparation, and grant support research. We can also support you in your personal degree programs and with your publishing projects. For more information, please contact Rachel Owens, Faculty Services Librarian at 386.506.3842 or rachel.owens@DaytonaState.edu.


(b) Information Literacy Instruction

Daytona State Librarians offer a full range of Information Literacy Instruction from developmental classes to upper division Bachelor's program courses. Workshops can be tailored to specific projects or themes. We also provide Web Research Training to staff and can prepare presentations to meet specific departmental needs.  Most workshops take approximately 50 minutes and for large classes we will be happy to come to your classroom. Please book workshops at least one week in advance by filling out our instruction request form.  Dustin Weeks, our Reference and Instruction Services Librarian, is responsible for scheduling most instructional sessions. He may be reached at 386.506.3593 or dustin.weeks@DaytonaState.edu. For Deland/Deltona workshops, please contact Christina Hastie, Deland Campus Librarian at 386.785.2017 or christina.hastie@daytonastate.edu.


(c) Circulation and Course Reserve Services

For lower division students the circulation period for books is two weeks with one renewal. For upper division students the circulation period is 4 weeks with one renewal. For faculty the loan period is eight weeks with no renewals, or you may request a semester loan for certain materials. To borrow materials students must present their current Daytona State student I.D. card. Faculty and staff should present their Daytona State employee card. The fine for overdue materials for students is 25 cents per item per day. Faculty are not charged fines, but they should adhere to the circulation periods outlined above. Outstanding fines can prevent students from registering, getting transcripts, or graduating. Our Interlibrary Loan Service allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials from libraries throughout the state and around the country. For more information on circulation or interlibrary loan, please call (386) 506-3518 or visit http://library.daytonastate.edu/about/circulation.


(d) Media Reservations

Faculty and staff may request DVDs to be used in their classrooms or they may put these materials on reserve in the library for use by their students. DVD holdings can be searched by using the online catalog. Search the DSC Library's online catalog to find library holdings. The catalog also indexes other media such as streaming video and audio materials. To reserve materials, call 386.506.3055 or the Deland Campus Library at 386.785.2017.


(e) Course Reserves and Textbooks

Faculty can place materials on reserve at the Daytona and DeLand Campus Libraries by reviewing the Reserves page and completing the online form. Course reserves may be checked out from the Circulation Desk. Reserves may be used in the library and photocopied. The library does not carry circulating copies of current textbooks. Faculty are encouraged to place HIGH DEMAND textbooks on reserve for their courses, especially if they are in short supply. For complete details on placing items on reserve, please call 386.506.3055, or the Deland Campus Library at 386‐785‐2017. Reserve Form.


(f) InfoGuide Development

Interested in having an InfoGuide created for your class, event, or topic? Fill out the DSC InfoGuides Development Request form.  These InfoGuides can serve as excellent starting points for students, staff, and faculty who are unsure of where to start with their research.  Many DSC departments have requested the development of a new discipline or course specific guide to help their students locate high quality resources for their academic assignments. For more information, contact Cheryl Kohen, Technical Services Librarian, at 386.506.4305 or Cheryl.Kohen@daytonastate.edu.


(g) Collection Development

The library relies heavily upon the subject expertise of our faculty to keep our collections as up-to-date and relevant to your students as possible. We welcome any recommendations for materials, both books and media, to add to our collections. It is also just as important to remove old and outdated materials from our collection and we strongly encourage faculty to "weed" those areas of the collection pertinent to their disciplines. The above link can be used to make recommendations for the collections. You can also e‐mail recommendations to Dustin.Weeks@daytonastate.edu or call 386.506.3593 to learn more about how you can keep our resources working for you.


(h) Continuous Quality Improvement

The Daytona State Library Services Department believes very strongly in continuous quality improvement and welcomes any suggestions, recommendations, or concerns that will aid in improving our services and resources. The Library Advisory Committee is a committee composed of faculty representatives from each department that helps us do just that. If you would like to become involved with this committee or meet individually with your ideas, we would like to talk to you. Please call Mercedes Clement, Chair of Library Services at 386.506.3440 or e‐mail Mercedes.Clement@daytonastate.edu.


(i) Locations

Daytona Beach Campus
Bldg. 210
(386) 506 - 3518
DeLand Campus
Bldg. 1
(386) 785 - 2017

Maps and building guides are available online at http://www.daytonastate.edu/maps/index.html.