We want students to succeed. That’s why we pull out all the stops at Illinois College to help students learn, whether it’s the content of the course, the study practices needed to learn that content, or the life-long skills of writing and speaking.
All students are advised by faculty. First-Year Seminar teachers also advise the students in their First-Year Seminars. This means a faculty member can get to know students’ strengths, goals, and hopes. Majors are advised by faculty members in their major departments, offering suggestions for the right courses to take and ideas for careers.
The Deans in the Office of Academic Affairs provide advice and counsel to students seeking help achieving academic success, determining their course of study, or adjusting to the demands of studying for college courses. Students with academic problems or questions can make an appointment to see one of the deans by calling 217.245.3010. Jeanette Cox can answer questions about the convocation series. Students at Illinois College often get help from peer tutors. Most departments offer drop-in hours with peer tutors, as well as opportunities for one-on-one tutoring. The link to the left offers the list of regular hours for peer tutoring. Feel free to come to any of these hours, for as long or as often as you like. One-on-one tutoring is for students seeking a session focused just on one student’s needs for a particular class. It’s also for students whose schedules don’t fit with the drop-in tutoring. Call Andrew Jones, Director of the Center for Academic Excellence at 217.245.3574, to set up one-on-one tutoring.