2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic Support

Anderson Academic Commons

The Anderson Academic Commons brings together the University of Denver's top library and academic support services in one place to enhance student learning. Opened on March 25, 2013, the Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative, technology-infused teaching, learning and engagement. The main library and other key services located in the Anderson Academic Commons support research, writing, teaching and learning as well as provide access to collections, services, technology and a wide variety of study spaces. For more information on the library’s services and collections, please see http://library.du.edu.

Center for World Languages and Cultures

The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) supports and encourages study of languages and cultures and provides free language tutoring for all DU students, including English for non-native speakers, on a drop-in basis at Anderson Academic Commons. In addition, the Center facilitates the study of a number of less commonly taught languages through various programs. The CWLC administers the language placement tests for DU undergraduate students, as well as the graduate language proficiency tests. The CWLC is generally open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, visit our web site www.du.edu/cwlc or contact us at 303-871-4601 or cwlc@du.edu.

Chemistry and Physics Help Center

Graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants are available to help students with problems regarding both lecture and lab courses for general chemistry, university physics, general physics, and 21st century physics and astronomy. 

Digital Media Center

The Digital Media Center (DMC) is a self-service, post-production studio and is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the public. A key value of the DMC is the empowerment of all users, from beginner to advanced, so that users become independent and proficient in using high-end professional production and editing software. 

Lending Services Desk

The Lending Services Desk facilitates access to the University Libraries systems, services, materials and information.  Key services available at the desk include materials and gadget check-out, course reserves and interlibrary loan. 

Math Center 

The Math Center offers free, drop-in assistance for algebra, trigonometry, business calculus and calculus I, II and III classes.

Research Center

The Research Center offers expert guidance through the research process: from refining a topic to finding and evaluating relevant sources to creating a bibliography.  A consultation session can ease anxiety about a project or paper and teach research and evaluation skills for life-long learning. One-on-one research consultations are available to current DU students, faculty and staff at any stage of the research process.

Special Collections

Special Collections and Archives provides access to and assistance with using rare books, manuscripts and personal papers, including the University of Denver Archives, the Beck Archives on Rocky Mountain Jewish History and fine press and artists’ books.

University Technology Services Help Center

The Help Center provides phone, email, online and walk-in computer support for all faculty, staff and students at the University of Denver.  Hardware and software support is provided for both PCs and Macs. The Help Center also assists with issues related to DU network services and Microsoft Office products.

Writing Center

The Writing Center supports and promotes effective student writing across the University of Denver campus. In a non-evaluative collaborative setting, the Center helps DU students with all kinds of writing projects: class assignments, personal writing, professional writing and multimedia projects. We serve any student affiliated with the University and invite students in all classes, at all levels of writing ability and at any stage of the writing process to visit us.

Disability Services Program (DSP)

The DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University’s programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The DSP coordinates accommodations designed to afford equal opportunity and full participation in University programs for undergraduate and graduate students with documented disabilities.

Students who need accommodations for a disability in order to fully participate in University programs, courses and activities should contact the DSP. This contact should be made as far in advance as possible.  It is the joint responsibility of the student, DSP and other DU faculty and staff to work together to meet students’ needs. Students should familiarize themselves with the Handbook for Students with Disabilities/Medical Conditions, copies are available in the DSP office and at https://www.du.edu/studentlife/disability-services/index.html.

The DSP requires current supporting documentation of a student’s disability for its files. A student’s documentation is kept separate and private and is not part of the student’s DU records. Students can choose to sign a Release of Information form so that DSP staff members are able to speak with others, including but not limited to; the students' family members, healthcare and/or mental healthcare professional(s), and/or DU faculty and staff on the student’s behalf.

For more information, please visit the DSP website, or stop by our office in room 440 Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall, or call us at 303-871-3241.  DSP office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

 

Learning Effectiveness Program (LEP)

The LEP provides academic support to DU students with learning disabilities, ADHD, on the autism spectrum, or with a history of learning differences. LEP is a fee for service program. Students enrolled in LEP sign a one-year renew­able contract. LEP assists students in developing compensa­tory and academic skills. These skills are not only useful during the undergraduate and graduate experience, but also readily transfer to the world of work.

The four cornerstones of LEP student development are self-advocacy, self-awareness, self-determination and accountability. Students and academic counselors build a trusting and caring relationship based on mutual respect. LEP recom­mends that all students in the program meet with their academic counselor for a minimum of one hour per week.

LEP offers a number of additional components including:

  • Transition Support: Journey to Empowerment through Transition (JETT) provides new students the opportunity to arrive on campus early, meet peers, LEP staff, and LEP group leaders and become familiar with the campus and its resources. 
  • Individualized Tutoring: The LEP tutorial staff includes adjunct faculty, graduate students and upper-­level students who have demonstrated a solid mastery of their discipline. Students can schedule tutoring appointments through an online scheduler called Insight. 
  • Executive Functioning Support: Students receive support in areas such as organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, and mental flexibility. 
  • Social Skill Building: Students have opportunities to interact with other LEP students in a social environment. 
  • Eye to Eye: LEP students have the opportunity to mentor K-12 students with learning differences.  LEP also hosts a Choose Your Own ADDventure Conference every year.
  • Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society: An honor society for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities.  This group provides opportunities to bring awareness of neurodiverstiy on campus.   

LEP is located on the fourth floor of Katherine A. Ruffatto Hall. Contact LEP by calling 303-871-­2372 or by visiting www.du.edu/lep. Office hours are 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.

 
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