Academic Support Services

Academic Resources

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

Academic coaching and counseling is available for everyone.

Discover your own learning style and helpful learning strategies, as well as effective time management and other organizational skills.


S6 - 10:00 p.m.
M8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
T8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
W8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
TR8 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
F8:00 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.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) targets difficult freshmen and sophomore level courses through weekly study sessions led by students (SI Leaders) who have successfully completed the course.

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

SI Observer

CHEM 122 Provence

POLS 205 Klein

HIST 110 Harris

CHEM 121 Schramm

CHEM 122 Schramm

Apply to be an SI Leader

If you are interested in becoming a Supplemental Instructor, please contact John Mark Warnick at or 501-279-4531.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. SI does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies historically difficult classes.
  3. Assistance begins the first week of the term.
  4. SI sessions normally occur in classrooms near the course classroom instead of in a learning center.
  5. SI sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended on a voluntary basis free of charge.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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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.

Additional Resources

Virginia Tech Study Skills Self-help Information

Lots of info on learning strategies

Learning Disabilities Association

Advocating for individuals with learning disabilities

University of Minnesota

Study Strategies Homepage

Gain Better Study Habits

Great resource for improving study skills

College Student Study Tips

Study tips for college students



Meet Our Staff

Ann Brown

John Mark Warnick, Ed.S.
Director, Academic Resource Services (General Studies advisor)

Phone: 501-279-4531

Kevin Kehl

Kevin Kehl, Ed.D.
Dean, Center for Student Success

Phone: 501-279-4531

Contact Us

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

Location: Student Center 236