University College works with you to make sure they have the support and resources they need no matter what type of student they are. Whether you take classes downtown or online or school hasn't worked out before, UC is designed so that your needs are being met. These are some ways we work with you to make sure that happens.
As a student at RWU, you will be assigned an advisor who will meet with you on an individual basis to walk you through the registration process, discuss your program outline, ensure that you are on the road to successful program completion and explain how your program of study will help you achieve your desired career goals. All advisors have primary responsibility for students. Your advisor will also assist you in arranging learning experiences, verify and maintain your student records through the program of study and act as a liaison to instructors involved in your program as needed. Advisors have the authority to review program or degree requirements, determine credit transfer eligibility, CLEP exams, relevant military experience and training and credit documentation.
Students enrolled in University College may access tutors either in-person or online. In-person tutors are available at the UC campus in Providence for math, writing, science, networking and security or legal research and writing. For more information or to connect with a tutor, please contact Elin Riggs at 401-254-4839 or Eriggs@rwu.edu. Students in UC may also utilize tutoring and other academic support services on the Bristol campus through the RWU Center for Student Academic Success.
RWU's Center for Student Academic Success provides programs and services to foster student success, encourage academic excellence, support retention initiatives and promote intellectual curiosity. The Center for Academic Development is primarily comprised of Tutoring Support Services and Student Accessibility Services. Tutoring Support Services (TSS) offers peer tutoring in writing, math, introductory sciences and foreign language. The Math and Writing Centers also provide faculty tutoring. All TSS programs and services are free of charge.
Tutoring is offered in:
- Core subjects
- Introductory Science
- Foreign Language
You may also find free video tutorials via the Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/
A general link is available to help with homework and assignments as needed through http://www.askri.org
Roger Williams University's Center for Career and Professional Development directly supports the mission of the University by promoting the school’s core value of “preparation for career or future study” by providing on-going educational opportunities for students and alumni to learn to manage their careers successfully. A particular emphasis is placed on providing opportunities to meet with employers and school recruiters through events and open venues.
Career Services include:
- Individual career counseling
- Resume and cover letter development
- Co-op/Internship program preparation and coordination
- Job search assistance and interview preparation
- Handshake searchable employment database
- Graduate school information and application assistance
- Assessment of occupational interests, personality preferences, skills, values and leisure pursuits and how they relate to career choice
- Career library
The Career Center also offers many signature programs including the Career Fair, on-campus recruitment, networking receptions and dining etiquette courses.
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is another integral part of the CAD. Professional staff members in SAS are available for documentation evaluation and to determine reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations for students with disabilities (learning, medical, physical, etc.) in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Roger Williams University students who are enrolled in University College and who would like to disclose a disability should contact the UC Coordinator of Student Support and Experience, Elin Riggs, at 401-254-4839 or Eriggs@rwu.edu.
UC Students may contact Elin Riggs, Coordinator of Student Support and Experience.