About Us

History

 

ASC ribbon cutting

In the spring of 2008, the USF Office of the Provost approved a proposal to consolidate many academic support entities on the USF campus, integrate them into the Library system, and create a Learning Commons. The overall goal was to optimize learning support services as integrated, seamless opportunities for all students to learn and to meet the criteria for success.

Prior to this change, academic success programs and services at USF were decentralized and lacking an integrated organizational structure, resulting in either redundancy of services and/or service gaps, as well as problems informing students of available resources. The Learning Commons project included the establishment of a centralized, comprehensive student learning support department called Tutoring and Learning Services or TLS, reporting to the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The new department was formed based on the consolidation of five decentralized academic support entities on campus, and by the second year, three additional centers were added. In 2014, Tutoring and Learning Services changed their name to the Academic Success Center (ASC) to better reflect the goals of the department.

Currently the center offers a range of different options for subject-specific tutoring, a comprehensive Writing Studio, and other learning support services in the form of workshops, courses for credit, and specialized program support for several student cohorts ranging from first-year access programs to graduate students.

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