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Malone University    
 
    
 
  Nov 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Center for Student Success


The staff members of the Center for Student Success coordinate campus-wide efforts to promote learning and encourage success and retention through graduation. We continually look for ways to improve student satisfaction and connection with the Malone community.

The Center for Student Success offers the following services to all Malone students:

Advising

We begin working with new students upon completion of the online Pre-Registration Survey to schedule classes for their first semester. Continuous academic advising will be provided for all undecided majors and on-campus College Credit Plus (CCP) participants.

Students transitioning to Malone University from high school or another college/university will find assistance in the following areas: 

  • Exploring various majors and career interests
  • Examining how academic strengths fit into career objectives
  • Developing an action plan to bring objectives into reality
  • Understanding various testing options available in gaining academic credit
  • Achieving academic goals by meeting with advisors in the Center early and often 

Career Development Services

Our mission is to assist students as they discover God’s plan for their career/vocational goals. We seek to prepare students for effective internships and entry-level career positions. Specifically we are prepared to train students in:

  • Career decision making
  • Career development strategies
  • Job search skills

We work to equip students with the necessary skills to:

  • Explore career fields and areas of vocational interest
  • Gain appropriate career/vocational related experience
  • Present themselves as viable candidates
  • Conduct successful job searches

Students can begin exploring career options and gaining direction by using Malone.MyPlan.com. This free resource helps students assess personality preferences, skills, interests, and work values. Students can research hundreds of occupations and academic programs to determine their best fit. The system will also help students determine which careers match with their major areas of study. We are happy to meet with students needing assistance to interpret the test results.

Students may attend workshops or make individual appointments in order to: 

  • Build professional résumés and cover letters
  • Develop effective interviewing skills

College Central Network is a web-based job posting and résumé referral system that connects students with employers in the Northeast Ohio area and nationwide. Features include a national online job/internship posting board, résumé template with a variety of styles from which to choose, career-related announcements of on- and off-campus events, document library, and career advice videos.

Student Accessibility Services

Support Services are provided by the CSS to empower students with qualifying disabilities to maximize their educational and academic potential. Students seeking those services must provide documentation of their specific disabilities (physical, learning, or psychological). Based on the received documentation, accommodations, auxiliary aids, referrals for testing, and counseling support can be provided.

Students with disabilities should call the office for individual pre-enrollment appointments if they choose to self-disclose disabilities and plan to request accommodations. We will work with each individual student to determine appropriate accommodations. All students with disabilities are responsible to request the renewal of the accommodations prior to the start of each semester for as many of their classes as they so choose.

Student Retention

In order to be successful, overcome enrollment and/or academic obstacles, and to complete the college degree, the retention advisor offers help and connects students with available campus-wide resources.

Faculty and staff members can submit confidential concerns regarding poor attendance, missed assignments, inadequate grades, potential transfer plans or other difficulties a student faces in the Jenzabar Early Alert System. In confidential meetings those concerns will be discussed and assistance is offered as needed.

Study Skills

Workshops, as well as classes and other resources, are available in the following areas:

  • Time management
  • Reading strategies
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Overcoming test anxiety
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Making helpful classroom choices
  • Stress management
  • Integrating faith and learning
  • Understanding advising and graduation requirements
  • Navigating online courses and companion sites to ground courses
  • Searching for internships and careers
  • Writing résumés and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews

Testing Services

We provide students the opportunity to take ACT Residual, CLEP, placement tests, and course test-out options. Testing accommodations are offered to students registered with Student Accessibility Services. Exams for other constituencies can be proctored upon request.

Tutoring - Peer and Professional

Free peer tutors are provided for subject content assistance and general study skill/accountability support. Students may attend posted walk-in sessions and/or make individual appointment requests with the peer tutors using our online form. Most 100- and 200-level courses are covered and we make every effort to connect students with tutors for any other subject request.

Fee-based professional tutors are available upon request. The fee is $20 per hour and students with disabilities are given priority if spaces fill quickly.

Center for Student Success Contact Information

Office location and hours: Founders Hall 68; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 330.471.8250
Fax: 330.471.8390
Web: css@malone.edu