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History of the Office of Academic Support

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Stephanie Daniels

on 15 July 2016

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Transcript of History of the Office of Academic Support

The History
of the (former) LAC: now Office of Academic Support

Rehabilitation Act passed into law, preventing discrimination against those individuals classified as learning disabled.
Xavier begins providing services to students with disabilities.
Learning Assistance opened in Kuhlman Hall.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed into law.
ADA compliance required from all federally funded educational institutions.
LAC tutoring program begins for students with disabilities.
Tutoring opened to all students at Xavier. Only 4 tutors were employed!
Study Groups formally organized through the LAC.
Study skills program begins.
Structured Study Groups begin for General Chemistry and General Biology.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) format adopted for General Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
SI started
for A&P.
LAC relocated
to the CLC.
Assistive Technology
Learning Center opens
on the 3rd floor of CLC.
Academic Coaching begins to support students with disabilities in organizational and study skills.
Current statistics: over 100 student employees work at the LAC.
LAC splits to become Office of Academic Support and Office of Disability Services
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