ACADEMIC AND CAREER ADVISING
Jamie Riess, Interim Asst. Director
Lech Walesa Hall, LWH-0027
Building B, B-119
(773) 442-5470 (Academic Advising)
(773) 442-4697 (Career Advising)
Academic and Career Advising provide students with the tools and resources to discover, define and accomplish their academic and career goals. Academic advisors provide academic and developmental advising for all undergraduate students who have not declared majors. Students remain with their University advisors until they declare a major, at which time the major department will assign a major advisor. Academic Advisors are available for students interested in pre-law and pre-professional health sciences programs. Career advisors assist students in developing appropriate major and career options through individual appointments, assessments, job fairs, and workshops. Career advisors also assist alumni with the successful transition of their academic credentials to the workforce. Academic and Career advisors help students to take responsibility for their academic choices in support of their career aspirations.
Center for Academic Writing
Ronald Williams Library 4th Floor,
The Center for Academic Writing, located in the Ronald Williams Library, is the home of the Writing Intensive Program. The CAW offers workshops and consultations to departments, faculty, and instructors who are developing and teaching writing intensive courses. The CAW will also provide tutoring and other writing support to students enrolled in writing intensive (WIP) courses.
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Building D, D-024
Counseling and Psychological Services provide counseling and mental health services to NEIU students free of charge. Counseling and therapy is provided to help students understand and deal with emotional distress, relationship difficulties and personal concerns, freeing them to make clearer and healthier decisions. Explore personal life problems including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, anger, addictions, and many other difficulties that may cause stress and disrupt their life. All current Northeastern students are eligible to receive up to 50 free of charge individual or couple counseling sessions. Group sessions are also provided, depending on availability. Faculty and staff are also eligible for some limited services. Services provided include individual counseling or therapy, group therapy, couple counseling, referrals and consultation. When additional services are needed, referrals can be made to outside providers.
LEARNING SUPPORT CENTER
Katherine Gleiss, Director
Ronald William’s Library, LIB-454
The Learning Support Center (LSC) provides peer focused academic tutoring for individuals and groups in General Education, Math Development, college level math, and selected Arts and Sciences courses. The primary emphases are promoting active learning strategies, encouraging student engagement, and providing content support. Academic support is provided to students who are seeking assistance with understanding course concepts and preparing assignments, along with developing an improved learning system for college which includes motivation, time management, organization, learning styles, academic engagement, and learning strategies for note taking, textbook reading, and test taking. Graduate and undergraduate students are carefully selected on the basis of their own academic achievement by faculty and given supervision, training, and support to serve as tutors, mentors, and academic coaches. Additionally, the LSC provides all NEIU students an area for learning groups and an opportunity to learn with other students. Appointments are strongly encouraged but students are welcome to drop in to discuss their individual academic support needs.
STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES
Building D, D-104
Student Disability Services provides students with physical and learning disabilities “reasonable accommodations” in compliance with Section 504 of the 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Prior to receiving services, students must “self-identify disabilities by submitting documentation based upon diagnosed need from appropriate professionals. The program provides services which include interpreters and translators, advising/registration assistance, note takers, reader/scribe assistance for exams, taped texts, TDY telephone access, emergency taped textbooks, and class handouts. Students with disabilities are encouraged to visit the office before each semester starts to arrange accommodations.