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Office of Academic Services

2nd level of the Phillips Memorial Library
Phone: 401-865-2494
Email: oas@providence.edu


Faculty Resources

Informational Class Visits

Upon request, a staff member from The Office of Academic Services can visit your class to talk with your students about how to get the most out of our resources, particularly the Tutoring and Writing Centers. Students will learn about operational hours, how to schedule appointments, what to expect during a one-on-one appointment or group workshop, and various other policies and procedures including strategies for how to benefit most from our services to help them succeed in your course and at Providence College.
 

OAS Tours

Classes, individual students or faculty members can contact the OAS to schedule a take 10 – 15 minute tour of our facilities and learn about our various programs and services.  One benefit of such a tour is that students can see first-hand where they can go to receive academic support. They also learn how to make appointments, ways to prepare for a tutoring appointment, and what to expect when working with our staff.
 

Referrals

Faculty can request a member of our staff to meet with a student individually regarding academic skill development. During individual academic meetings, students can work on combating test anxiety, developing time management skills, note taking strategies and more.
 
For more information, please contact Meghan Murray at mkiley@providence.edu or 401-865-2679.

Customized Workshops

Faculty can request a customized workshop for their course facilitated by an OAS staff member either in our facility or in your regular class meeting space.  Workshops can cover topics such as time management, test or note taking skills, academic integrity, or writing workshops formulated around a specific assignment – just be sure to contact us well in advance to ensure we have adequate time to tailor subject matter to the specific needs of your students.
 
 

Disability Services

Students who would like to receive academic accommodations for a documented disability are required to register with the Office of Academic Services. If you have a student in your class that is requesting accommodations, you will be presented with a letter notifying you of the accommodations.

Students requesting to take exams in the Office of Academic Services must fill out an online form at least two class days before the exam. You will receive an email notifying you of the request. Please forward the email with the requested information to oastesting@providence.edu.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Rivera at jrivera@providence.edu.

 

The Write Site

Share a link on your Sakai page to The Write Site to direct students to this online service. Students must be logged into Sakai for the link to go directly to the Write Site.
https://sakai.providence.edu/portal/site/6926324b-25de-4f71-9c5d-30011404eb3f

Proctoring Services

Students who miss exams for “serious and verifiable” reasons, as defined by College policy, may be
eligible to make up those exams in the Office of Academic Services (OAS). These students must first
make every reasonable effort to coordinate makeups with their professors. If a mutually convenient
make‐up time cannot be arranged, and if the professor’s own policy permits, students may request a
make‐up time in the OAS. Please see the Make-Up Exam Proctoring Services for details.
 

Progress Reports  

The Office of Academic Services (OAS) asks for your assistance in identifying any student-athletes who are experiencing academic difficulty. Progress Reports are sent out after the first month of classes each semester. You will receive a report with a list of student-athletes that are enrolled in your course(s). Please feel free to comment only on those students whose performance or attendance is of concern to you. If you have a questions or concerns, please call 401-865-2494 or contact Kaitlyn O’Malley, Assistant Director for Student Athlete Services at komalle5@providence.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

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