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Students can take advantage of a number of first-class technology resources available at Temple University, including the TECH Center, a state-of-the-art technology facility on Main Campus at 12th Street and Montgomery Avenue with over 600 computers available for student use. Software needed for all academic disciplines is centralized in the center, making it easy for students to find the programs they need. Additional features include specialized multimedia labs, breakout rooms for group study, video served to lab computer desktops, wireless lounge space, EZ-Stop Internet browsing stations, and a Starbucks café. In addition, for the convenience of students, there is 24-hour access to the center. For more information on the TECH Center, go to http://techcenter.temple.edu.
The Computer Services Help Desk is also located in the TECH Center. At the help desk, professional consultants offer technical assistance on a wide range of computer topics. To obtain assistance, students can stop by the help desk on the first floor of the TECH Center, call 215-204-8000, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to use the computer resources at the TECH Center as well as Temple's numerous applications and systems available online, you will need your AccessNet username and password. With this login information, you can gain entry to the TUportal web site (http://tuportal.temple.edu), a single gateway to the university's most popular services, including TUmail, Blackboard, OWLnet, Diamond Dollars, the Cherry & White Pages, My Backpack, and My Housing.
TUmail is an integrated e-mail system accessible anywhere on the internet to students using a web browser or software such as Microsoft Outlook or Netscape Mail. The Blackboard system enables faculty and students to share coursework materials and discuss topics online. OWLnet allows students to review course prerequisites and register for classes, view rosters, check grades, view account balances and financial aid information, and pay bills, all on the web.
For up-to-date information on the rapidly-changing nature of technology at Temple, including wireless access and security awareness initiatives, go to the Computer Services web site at www.temple.edu/cs.
For the locations of Computer Services Help Desks at Ambler, Fort Washington, TUCC and the Health Sciences Center, go to the Walk-In Support section of the Computer Services web site (www.temple.edu/cs/helpdesk/contact/walkin.htm).
In Fall 2006, Ambler Campus opened its new Ambler Learning Center, a state-of-the-art facility incorporating smart classrooms, wireless technology, new computer labs/classrooms, breakout room and study lounges.
It is recommended, and in some cases required, that students consult with an advisor prior to registration. The advisor reviews the proposed coursework and attempts to keep students informed of the requirements for graduation. In addition, the advisor helps the students achieve breadth in the curriculum and provides other assistance needed.
Academic advisors strive to avoid errors when advising students about program requirements, although the college cannot assume liability for errors in advising. Students must, therefore, assume primary responsibility for knowing the requirements for their degree and for acquiring current information about their academic status.
Students are required to meet with an advisor when they do not meet the academic standards set by their college. See the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin, called Probation and Dismissal, for detailed information.
Each school, college, and campus of the university offers a range of academic advising for students. Professional advisors and/or faculty advisors help students plan curriculum, choose majors, make vocational and post-graduate plans, and resolve a variety of academic issues. Students should consult the specific advising unit in their colleges and schools for services and policies that apply to them. Please refer to your school or college section of this Bulletin for locations and specific information about these units.
Kimberly Miller, Acting Director
1800 N. Broad Street
Pearson Hall 103
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Student Athlete Academic Advising & Support Center (SAAASC) monitors the academic progress of all student athletes. From the admissions stage through graduation, the center provides coordination of academic services, academic counseling, advising, and tutoring to all Temple University student athletes. The center has a strong commitment to the education and graduation of all student athletes.
The mission of the Student Athlete Academic Advising & Support Center at Temple University is to assist all student athletes in their development as individuals and as active members of the university community. The center will provide an environment that embraces student athlete personal, academic, and social growth. It is the mission of the center that student athletes utilize the resources and opportunities provided to develop and refine the necessary skills to achieve their personal goals.
The Student Athlete Academic Advising & Support Center promotes academic excellence through ensuring student athlete welfare at every opportunity, while empowering student athletes in their decision-making and life skills. Student athletes will be accountable and responsible members of the Temple University and surrounding communities.
In order to assist student athletes with the balancing of their academic endeavors with their athletic commitments, the Student Athlete Academic Advising & Support Center provides structured quiet study hall services to student athletes.
The study hall facilities in Pearson Hall are available to student athletes Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Study hall hours in the Edberg-Olson Football Complex are determined by the football staff.
Student Athlete Tutoring
Tutoring is a service offered to student athletes by the Student Athlete Academic Advising & Support Center. The tutorial program is designed to act as a supplement to classroom instruction, individual study, and preparation.
Tutorial services are available on an individual, small group, and walk-in basis during scheduled study sessions. Review sessions for courses with high student-athlete enrollment are also offered throughout each semester.
Tutor Program Contact:
Nick Plack, Program Coordinator
Debbie Bennett-Kenney, DARS and Transfer Systems Coordinator
DARS stands for the Degree Audit Reporting System. Students and advisors can use DARS both to track and plan students' academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree in their declared or proposed major. DARS shows students how their Temple University courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements. It enables a student to explore alternative academic programs and gives detailed and accurate information about the student's academic record.
DARS is updated every night. Using the new interactive audit, students can view and run degree audits online, and project how future courses might apply towards their degree. Audits are web-based, secured, highly-interactive, and compatible with modern major browsers.
Students can learn more about DARS at the DARS web site, including information about how to interpret the DARS, general resources available in the DARS office, and general information about the system.
Neida Pérez, Ed.M., Director
Pre-Professional Health Studies Advising Center
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 100
The Pre-Professional Health Studies Advising Center at Temple University serves undergraduates interested in developing an academic and co-curricular profile that will increase their success in post-graduate and professional endeavors. The center provides academic advising, co-curricular, and professional development opportunities for students interested in preparing to go to professional school in:
The Pre-Professional Health Studies Advising Center provides advising support for students to help them identify their academic strengths and interests and the paths that will best prepare them to fulfill their career aspirations within the health professions. Specifically, the center provides:
All entering, transfer and current students with an interest in applying to health professional schools are strongly encouraged to develop an alternative plan, which might include exploring opportunities in the health care profession in the following areas:
Post-Baccalaureate Program in Health Professions
As of February 1, 2008, the Temple Post-Baccalaureate Program is being administered by Temple University School of Medicine and is designed to meet the needs of students with non-science backgrounds, as well as individuals wishing to improve their academic credentials. The newly-revised program offers unique options for students focused on the pursuit of a career in medicine and will offer two tracks to meet the needs of these two different groups of students. The two tracks will be known as The Basic Core in Medical Science (BCMS) and The Advanced Core in Medical Science (ACMS), respectively. For more information please visit the Temple University School of Medicine web site at www.temple.edu/medicine/education/post_bac_programs.htm.
The Health Scholars Program
The Health Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students to Temple University by offering a challenging academic and experiential learning experience that will help them prepare for leadership roles in their professional careers. In doing so, the program provides a distinctive quality for Temple students seeking admission to health professional programs.
Offering specific tracks for Medical Scholars, Dental Scholars, Pharmacy Scholars, Physical Therapy Scholars, and Podiatry Scholars, the Health Scholars Program provides undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions with academic and experiential learning opportunities that will prepare them to take leadership, including:
In addition, scholars are eligible for the accelerated programs that allow them to complete their undergraduate degree with the coursework required in the first year of their professional school program.
Larry P. Alford, Dean of University Libraries
The Temple University Libraries form an extensive network of services and resources to support the educational and research needs of the university's students and faculty.
The combined collections include more than 3 million volumes and 27,000 current serial subscriptions, and over 400 research databases, as well as extensive collections of microforms, maps, photographs, and audiovisual materials.
Special collections include the Urban Archives, which document the development of the Philadelphia metropolitan area since the mid-19th century; the Blockson Afro-American Historical Collection; the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection; the Contemporary Culture Collection; the Science Fiction and Fantasy collections; the Philadelphia Dance Collection; the CBS3 (KYW-TV) Video Archives; and the University Archives. As a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, the library receives 68% of the publications issued by the U.S. Government Printing Office. It is also a depository for all official publications of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Information retrieval: Research databases, full-text resources, the online catalog, electronic references, and other information and services are at library.temple.edu. The online catalog (diamond.temple.edu) lists library holdings and course reserves and their circulation status, and links directly to selected electronic course reserve materials. The Paley Library offers a computing commons and hundreds of seats for study. A media services center provides access to audio-visual resources, and offers specialized viewing/listening stations and study rooms.
Expert assistance in using the library resources is provided by reference staff. Students are introduced to basic information literacy skills through the University General Education program. Librarians collaborate with faculty to integrate research skills development into general education courses, such as the freshman Analytical Reading and Writing course. TILT, a self-paced online library research tutorial, is required for all incoming transfer students. Librarians also provide user education classes tailored to individual courses. Individual questions are answered in person, as well as by phone, e-mail, online chat, and IM.
When local resources do not supply needed material, Temple students and faculty may directly request books from other universities and colleges through the E-Z Borrow Program, or request article copies and books through the Temple Libraries' interlibrary loan service.
Reading rooms and libraries are also maintained by several academic programs. The following facilities are located on the Main Campus:
Mona Zaoudeh, Director
Hours of Operation for Fall and Spring Semesters on Main Campus:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(Summer I and II hours of operation can be found on the MSRC web site)
102 Learning Center
Call 267-468-8204 or visit the MSRC web site for hours of operation
The MSRC offers individual and appointment tutoring throughout the semester to help students learn and master math and science course content. MSRC tutors are graduate and upper-level undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and related fields. These tutors receive special training to develop effective tutoring strategies in their specific field of study. This training prepares tutors to help students, especially those new to university-level courses, overcome their difficulties.
In addition to tutoring services, the MSRC provides an array of resources to help Temple students achieve their academic goals. Tutors use sample problem sets approved by academic departments to conduct exam review sessions that emphasize fundamental principles introduced in the classroom. At the end of each semester, final exam review sessions are provided for classes with high enrollments. During these sessions, tutors reinforce material presented during the course and address specific questions students may have.
The MSRC has a fully-equipped computer laboratory/classroom designed for working in mathematics and science, and for assisting other students who are working on web-based assignments or need to use specialized software such as Matlab or Maple. The workstations have both color and laser printers to produce finished, high-quality assignments. The MSRC also has a Laptop Loaner Program so that students can access online assignments and software while working with a tutor. In addition to the computer laboratory, the MSRC also has a resource library where students may borrow materials, such as textbooks, student solutions manuals, reference books, and programmable calculators.
A valid Temple student ID is all that is needed to use any of the MSRC's resources or services. Visit the MSRC office or web site (www.temple.edu/msrc) for up-to-date announcements and resources.
Michael Stokes, M.Ed., Director
If you want to enhance your leadership skills, chart a career path, do better academically, review/prepare for a class, or prepare for graduate school, come to the Russell Conwell Center (RCC). The RCC is a network of programs providing comprehensive academic support, professional development, and leadership training to facilitate student retention and graduation and to help students prepare for their future careers. The RCC provides individualized services to students and fosters a supportive community where students can explore their interests, build skills, and seek the assistance they need to achieve their goals. Throughout the academic year, specialized assessments, educational workshops, tutorial services, certificate skill proficiency programs, professional development seminars, peer mentoring, leadership enrichment, and academic counseling are offered to students. The RCC also has six computer labs and a laptop loan program for student use. The RCC employment program hires over 100 students each year as tutors, classroom assistants, instructors and office assistants during the year. Furthermore, the RCC serves as the home of the Supplement Scholarship Committee, providing annual scholarships to over 100 Temple University students. In addition to serving students during the academic year, the RCC offers a six-week Summer Bridge Program for entering freshmen through its “Freshmen Admission Programs” described below. Students with a GPA above 2.8 have the opportunity to take part in an undergraduate research experience and a simulated graduate school experience through the RCC Ronald McNair Program (see below). The McNair Program is designed to prepare students who desire to pursue a doctoral degree to enter a graduate program. The RCC also serves Philadelphia high school students who aspire to attend college through two Temple University Upward Bound Programs. The RCC offers a wide range of services and supports students in high school and undergraduate education and preparation for graduate school. Stop by and see how we can assist you.
Freshman Admission Programs to the Russell Conwell Center [Act 101, Educational Services Component, and Student Support Services, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education]:
Graduate School Preparation Program [Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education]:
Pre-College Programs [Upward Bound and Math Science Upward Bound Programs, both funded by the U.S. Department of Education]:
Tutoring at no charge is available in the following schools, colleges, and departments:
Main Campus and Health Science Campus
Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Bridges to Baccalaureate Program
College of Health Professions
Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education)
Management Information Systems
Mathematics and Sciences Resources Center (MSRC)
Online tutoring available at www.temple.edu/msrc/students-online.html
Pharmacy, School of
Risk Management and Insurance (RSK MGT)
Russell Conwell Educational Services Center
Social Work, School of
University Writing Center
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