ATHENS, W.Va. – The Center for Academic and Career Development (CACD) at Concord University has received a grant for $4,878 from the Community Foundation of the Virginias that will benefit the campus Tutoring Center. The CACD sought the funding in order to increase services to students through new technology, and to increase pass rates of the Momentum Year courses.
This grant gives the CACD the ability to purchase new touch screen laptops. These laptops will be utilized by student tutors in the Tutoring Center to assist with online tutoring. Touch screen laptops enable tutors to share their screens and assist students by helping them find solutions in real time.
The CACD will also purchase iPads and Apple Pencils to record pencasts. The first series of pencasts will be for Concord’s college algebra course. The CACD and CU peer tutors will be able to record tutorials for algebra concepts that students often struggle with as identified by CU mathematics professors. These pencasts will be uploaded for students to view at any time and more subjects will be added in the future.
“In the past we have been able to rely heavily on face-to-face tutoring interactions. However, it’s become necessary to find ways to serve our students virtually. This support from the Community Foundation of the Virginias enables us to acquire the technology necessary to keep pace with the needs of our students. We are excited for the possibilities this opens up for our tutoring program and the benefits it will provide for our students,”Dr. Sheila Womack, Director of Student Success
To learn more about Concord’s CACD, please visit www.concord.edu and click on the “Student Life” button at the top of the page.
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