English 109/110 is restricted to students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), TRiO Student Support Services (SSS), CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program), and Student Athletic Academic Services (SAAS).
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The EOP is a 30-year old nationwide recruitment and student services program primarily for underrepresented students from ethnic minority groups as well as to economically disadvantaged students of all ethnicities whose parents do not have four-year degrees. Since I-200 in Washington, students are admitted on a racially neutral basis. The EOP’s purpose is to provide educational opportunity and to create greater cultural diversity within the University. Within the EOP, advisors provide holistic counseling for students. The Advising/Counseling Center specializes in new student orientation, registration, academic advising, and personal counseling. Advisors also serve as advocates for students with concerns about housing or financial aid. Student services include a quarterly newsletter, Career Counseling workshops, Myers-Briggs and Strong Interests Inventories, as well as a variety of student support groups. TAs should contact their student’s counselors directly if any difficulties arise.
Student Support Services (SSS)
A TriO Program, SSS provides similar services to those provided by EOP and counselors work alongside EOP counselors, yet they serve a unique population. SSS students apply for admission through the regular admissions office, but they are selected as SSS students based on the indicators of low income and first generation college attendance. Many of these students come from rural areas or reservations around the Northwest. Some SSS students may also have physical or learning disabilities in addition to low income.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at the University of Washington (UW) is federally-funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Migrant Education and is designed to outreach to and support students from migrant and seasonal farmworker families during their first year in college. The program provides students with both financial assistance and support services. CAMP is housed in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at the UW.
Student Athletic Academic Services (SAAS)
SAAS provides academic and logistical support for student athletes. They also monitor student’s academic progress and make referrals for tutorial assistance. You may contact SAAS counselors in addition to an EOP counselor. If your student is an athlete, it is likely that he or she will have more regular contact with SAAS than with SSS or EOP, so you may be able to help them more effectively and immediately through SAAS.
The Instructional Center (IC)
Staffed by 17 professional instructors and over 100 peer tutors, the Instructional Center provides tutoring and study groups for students in almost every discipline or major. English 109/110 instructors can require visits to the IC for all students; additional visits may be recommended for individual students who need extra help. Student visits are tracked via computer at the IC, but TAs may also have students fill out and return more specific tutoring forms. In addition to tutoring, special services offered at the IC include: a computer lab, study skills sessions and assessments, critical reading courses, and various types of learning assessments. IC Hours are generally M - F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. They are working to increase evening and add weekend hours.
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