Learning Services coordinates academic support services, including peer tutoring, disability support services, and individual academic support for all students. The following outlines our policies regarding the services we offer.
As a supplement to regular class work, students may elect to work with trained, faculty recommended Peer Tutors. Peer Tutors help students master course content, prepare for exams and develop more efficient study strategies. Students with questions should visit the Peer Tutoring webpage or email with Kristin M. Sites, the Assistant Director of Learning Services.
Disability Support Services
Learning Services of Mount St. Mary’s University provides accommodations and support services to students with documented disabilities in order to assure program accessibility. Reasonable accommodations are provided in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADAAA of 2008. Current and valid documentation of disability, including functional limitations and the impact of disability on academic performance, is required. Please see our Disability Support Services webpage for additional information.
Students are empowered to be self-advocates and to discuss the specific nature of their disabilities and needs with their professors. Students who qualify may receive accommodations such as copies of class notes, extended time on exams, the use of Kurzweil for exams and reading assignments, and other support services. All accommodations are based on individual needs; all files and records of contact and communication with Learning Services are confidential. Mount St. Mary’s is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and full participation to all qualified students. No qualified student with a disability shall be excluded from participation in any university program or activity, denied the benefits of any university program or activity, or otherwise subjected to discrimination with regard to any university program or activity. This policy is congruent with the University’s commitment to nondiscrimination for all persons regarding employment, access to facilities, student programs, activities and services.
Learning Services is committed to providing needed accommodations to students with documented disabilities. If you believe you have not received the accommodations for which you are eligible, please see our Grievance Procedures in order to remedy the situation.
Academic Probation/Dismissal Alert
The Associate Provost recommends that students on Academic Probation or Dismissal Alert participate in a goal planning program through Learning Services. Learning Services staff members will meet with and help these students to create attainable academic goals; they will also provide these students with guidance and instruction necessary for academic success. These services (along with all of Learning Services' resources) are provided at no additional cost to students.
Study Strategies Assistance
Any Mount student is able to meet with a Learning Services staff member as needed for assistance with the various study and academic strategies required for success in their courses. We can assist students with strategies for specific courses, and we can also provide broader help with skills that affect all courses. This includes techniques for time management, organization, learning styles, note-taking methods, test-taking tips, and textbook reading strategies. You can find additional resources on our Study Strategies webpage. To set up an appointment with a Learning Services staff member, you can complete our online Request a Meeting form, stop by our front desk in the first floor of Archbishop Borders Hall, or call our front desk at (301) 447-5006.
As a service to both students and professors, Learning Services administers tests, quizzes, and exams to students with documented disabilities and to any Mount St. Mary's students who need to take make-up exams (due to excused absences, such as athletic competition, illness, or emergency). Please see our Testing webpage for more information.