Academic Support Services
We encourage and facilitate active learning so our students can be competent, confident and independent learners.
By doing so, we hope to establish a learning community at Harding by partnering with faculty, staff and students to help better understand, develop and improve academic support services for all students.
Coaching & Counseling
|S||6 - 10:00 p.m.|
|M||8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|T||8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|W||8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|TR||8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|F||8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
Get the skills and resources necessary to be successful academically, professionally and personally.
DIY Learning Strategies
While we are always here to help, check out our Do-It-Yourself Learning Strategies to make sure you're in the right frame of mind for success.
SI Leaders know the course content and are eager to help guide you through it. They'll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won't do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read so you can learn it more efficiently.
Join us for a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourself before your professor does so you'll be ready.
When do SI sessions start?
SI sessions began early in the semester, so be sure to bring your class schedule to your first day of class so they can accommodate as many students as possible when scheduling sessions.
How often should I attend?
Each SI leader will set up three or more review sessions a week at times that are best for the majority of the students. You can attend one, two or all three (the choice is yours), and each one will be different because you'll have new material to discuss. SI review sessions are informal. Bring your notes, bring your textbook, and bring your questions.
Meet the SI Leaders
CHEM 122 Provence
POLS 205 Klein
HIST 110 Harris
CHEM 121 Schramm
CHEM 122 Schramm
Apply to be an SI Leader
SI Info for Faculty
An overview of the SI program
Developed by Dr. Deanna Martin in 1973 at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that increases student performance and retention.
- The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses--those that have a high rate of D or F grades and withdrawals--and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer facilitated sessions.
- SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies historically difficult classes.
- Assistance begins the first week of the term.
- SI sessions normally occur in classrooms near the course classroom instead of in a learning center.
- SI sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended on a voluntary basis free of charge.
- The SI leaders are the key people in the program. SI leaders are students who have demonstrated competence in this or in a comparable course.
- SI sessions are comprised of students of varying abilities, and no effort is made to segregate students based on academic ability. Since SI is introduced on the first day of classes and is open to all students in the class, SI is not viewed as remedial.
Copyright, The Curators of the University of Missouri, 1996
Call Academic Advising at 501-279-4531 for additional information.
"Harding Hacks for the Academics" are presentations and workshops that offer students the opportunity to gain studying skills and include various topics aimed at fostering academic, personal and professional success.
Join us as we discuss timeless and contemporary issues and ideas.
All seminars will be held in McInteer 150 at 4pm
January 31 - Outside the Bubble: Making the most of your time at Harding by going beyond Race Street and Beebe-Capps.
February 7 - How may we help you?: A live Q&A with a panel of experts on how to excel in college.
February 14 - What's love got to do with it?: The importance of connections.
February 21 - The Pep Talk: Tips, tricks, and a little encouragement to get through the last half of the spring semester.
April 4 - Choosing the one: Finding your passion and living it through your major and career.
April 11 - Staying Afloat: Howt to recognize when you are in over your head and what to do about it.
Lots of info on learning strategies
Advocating for individuals with learning disabilities
Study Strategies Homepage
Great resource for improving study skills
Study tips for college students
Meet Our Staff
Kevin Kehl, Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Student Success
Kevin Kehl currently serves as director of academic resource services within the Center for Student Success and is also director for HU Square 1, Harding’s first year experience program.
Kehl is an assistant professor in the College of Bible and Ministry. He has worked in Christian higher education administration for more than 18 years and has worked with first-year students in the university setting for more than 12 years.
He and his family served alongside the Kalenjin people of Kenya, East Africa, for eight years involved in church planting, leadership and community development.
Kehl is a first-generation college student and is familiar with transition having lived in 21 different houses in 10 cities as well as a considerable amount of cross-cultural living experience.
His wife, Susan, is dean of nursing; his son, Braden, teaches at Harding Academy; and his daughter, Brooke, is working for Healing Hands ministry.