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Academic Support

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available in each college through the college Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors.The Academic Advisors oversee new student registration, and both the faculty advisors and Academic Advisors facilitate academic planning and scheduling, assist students in overcoming academic hurdles, and help students comply with academic requirements. Additionally, all advisors serve as role models and mentors, working to build strong relationships with students, and assist students with educational, career, and life decisions.

Each of the colleges provides first-semester programming designed to transition first-time students into the University and their chosen degree program. Peer mentors and student assistants are also utilized. In addition, academic assistance (tutoring) is available for all students who wish to participate.

Tutoring

The Tutoring Program at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott campus provides free tutoring for all students. Our experienced peer tutors have already taken the courses for which they tutor, provide specific and knowledgeable guidance, suggest effective study strategies, and encourage independence in learning.

Christine and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Library and Learning Center

The mission of the Hazy Library and Learning Center is to advance academic success and enrich the learning experience for ERAU-Prescott Campus community by providing an information hub of user-centered services, information resources, staff expertise, and innovative facilities to support interactive learning, teaching, and research.

The Library opened as a campus landmark building in 2008. This strikingly designed, 21st century facility of 35,700 square feet incorporates emerging technologies and expanded knowledge access throughout the building for both individual use and collaborative student projects. Students use a variety of research and study accommodations that support different learning styles including group study rooms, the research instruction room with 40 computers, the Worthington reading room, and the presentation room and collaboration rooms, which are equipped with multimedia presentation equipment. The Computer Commons provides 40 computer workstations with specialized engineering design and math programs. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Soft seating and open tables overlooking mountain vistas create comfortable environments in which to study. Laptops and iPads are available for students to checkout for use in the library.

The Library’s web site (http://library.pr.erau.edu/) serves as a portal to the Library’s discovery tools, scholarly databases, thousands of electronic journals and e-books, and Scholarly Commons, the institutional repository for ERAU’s research and scholarship. The collection is comprised of books, DVDs, technical reports, journal subscriptions and newspapers. The Library also participates in local, state, and national network consortia that allow students access to unlimited information. Professional librarians and expert staff promote academic success by assisting students in locating and evaluating information resources. The library research instruction program provides an introduction to research methodologies and to the resources available in an academic discipline, including specialized subject databases.

The Hazy Library and Learning Center, Building 43, is open seven days a week, for a total of  111 hours throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, with extended hours during final examinations. For more information, visit http://library.pr.erau.edu or phone 928-777-3811 for library hours, or 928-777-3761 for research assistance.

Undergraduate Research Institute

The mission of the Undergraduate Research Institute (URI) is to promote intellectual inquiry, discovery, and collaboration both in and out of the classroom. In cooperation with faculty, staff, government, and industry, the URI creates opportunities for undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience and expertise through innovation in their respective fields. Each year, the URI awards and disburses over $100,000 in grant money to individual students and teams in support of research and development. These grants allow students to work with faculty mentors on real-world problems, to present their work at conferences, and to compete in national and international design competitions. Students report their findings on Discovery Day, an annual event in early April that celebrates and exhibits student innovation. The URI hosts professional development programs and helps facilitate the identification and management of external grant, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities for students.  For more information about research-related opportunities, funding, events, and available resources, please visit the ERAU Undergraduate Research Website at http://undergraduateresearch.erau.edu and the Prescott URI Website at http://prescott.erau.edu/research/index.html or contact the URI Program Director, Anne Boettcher (boettcha@erau.edu).  The URI is located on the ground floor of the Hazy Library and Learning Center (Rooms 117 and 119).

Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) commits to supporting faculty teaching and learning interests and needs with an emphasis on improving student learning in a student-centered learning environment. Through one-on-one consultations, communities of practice, workshops, and the compilation of key electronic resources, CTLE provides guidance for implementing effective instructional design practices, high-impact teaching strategies, and formative and summative assessment techniques of student learning. While assessing the attainment of course learning objectives is seminal to the measurement of student learning, course design strategies may include instructional technology when appropriate. With knowledge about solid instructional course design methodologies and effective, high-impact teaching strategies, CTLE encourages and supports the conduction of the scholarship of teaching and learning research and attendance at teaching and learning conferences throughout the year..

Aviation Safety and Security Archives

The Aviation Safety and Security Archives, located in RASC2 (Building 22), is a repository of research materials donated by leaders in the aviation safety industry. The archives’ holdings include accident investigation files, records of safety organizations, photographs, books, reports, and subject reference files. ASASA’s web site, http://archives.pr.erau.edu provides information about the collections as well as access to selected items online through the Digital Library.

Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office provides services to students with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students should contact the DSS office directly (by phone, email or in person) regarding equal access to their educational experience with reasonable accommodations. After a brief conversation, students fill out an Intake Form and provide qualifying, confidential documentation to the DSS Office followed by a more in depth in-take meeting. Allow at least four weeks for this application process. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the DSS Office several months in advance.

For disabilities that require accommodations related to Housing on campus, incoming students should contact DSS at least five months prior to their expected term start date.

Qualifying documentation is usually a medical evaluation(s) on a physician’s letterhead verifying the nature and extent of the disability. The ERAU Wellness Center provides evaluation and diagnosis for ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, PTSD and Depression.  The University does not provide diagnostic testing for all other disabilities, but can make referrals for evaluation by area specialists. Costs associated with medical evaluations and testing are the responsibility of the student.

Please see the web site for additional information including policies and procedures.  Academic programs that are FAA-certified are subject to regulation by that agency. Therefore, regulatory limitations may delay or preclude participation or licensure in those programs by persons with certain disabilities.

Contact the DSS Office at 928-777-6750, or the Director at: Marcee.Keller@erau.edu

Career Services

We are dedicated to bringing together potential employers and talented student professionals to meet their co-op/internship education and full-time employment needs. Career Services provides our students and alumni with the best job search tools and techniques available in order for them to excel in today’s highly competitive job market. This includes providing valuable expertise and resources in the areas of one-on-one career advisement, resume writing and critique services, job search and application techniques, business etiquette and dress, interview tips and practice interviews, and social networking skills. The EagleHire Network Embry-Riddle’s web-based resume referral system allows users to view postings of regular full-time positions and internship opportunities, and employers to search for candidates.

Our Industry/Career Expo is held in the fall, where companies visit the Prescott Campus to recruit students for full-time, cooperative education, and internship opportunities and provide information on industry. Virtual hiring events are held in spring, which provide a special showcase of employers’ opportunities. On-campus company visits, interviews, and informational presentations are also scheduled year-round.