Exploratory Student Advisement records, 1988-2012
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Brief Description: This collection documents activities and services  of Center for Basic Skills and Center for Academic Success, predecessors to Exploratory Student Advisement.  The records date from 1988 to 2012.  The bulk of the records are curriculum materials for various 101 level courses, particularly University 101, and two publications: The Road to Graduation, Student Handbook and Strategies for Success at Southern Illinois University.  The collection also includes handbooks and guides for instructors, brochures and pamphlets on university services and resources for minority populations, the Director's Update newsletter, services evaluations and questionnaires, policies and guidelines, and correspondence.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at] lib.siu.edu
Record Series Number: 3/RG 84/2
Created by: Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Exploratory Student Advisement., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Center for Basic Skills., Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Center for Academic Success.
Volume: 3.0 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 03/11/2014.
Arrangement: The files are arranged by topic.
Biographical Note for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Exploratory Student Advisement. :

The Exploratory Student Advisement program officially began on December 3, 2012. The program combines the former Center for Academic Success and Pre-Major Advisement Center.

The roots of Center for Academic Success trace back to The Development Skills Program which was established in  1969. Seymour Bryson was the first director of the program which was developed by Counseling Center. The program provided academic support to educationally disadvantaged students, most of whom were the first in their family to attend college.  In April 1976 The Development Skills Program was absorbed into a broader program, General Academic Program. In  June 1976 The SIU Board of Trustees approved the Center for Basic Skills for students who were deficient in one or more areas of reading, writing or mathematics. In 1998 The Center for Basic Skills became part of University's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office. The program remained a two-semester (Fall, Spring) introduction to college life during the freshman year and was coordinated with Student Support Services.

In 2005 the Center for Basic Skills was renamed the Center for Academic Success. The center continued the two-semester academic support program for qualified freshmen. It provided extended academic transition between high school and college for students who demonstrated potential success at the University, but did not meet standards for regular admission. Services include peer mentors, role models, career counselors, and tutors.

In 2012 Exploratory Student Advisement (ESA) combined the former Center for Academic Success and Pre-Major Advisement Center.  The program  provides academic support and advisement to undecided students entering SIU Carbondale through University College. ESA's main programs include Exploratory Student - Undeclared (EXPU) and Exploratory Student - Provisional (EXPP). EXPU provides personal academic advisement for students and end-of-semester review reports of the students' academic progress. EXPP provides an academically sound program to assist students who may have deficiencies in reading, writing, speech, and/or study skills

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
College student development programs - Illinois - Carbondale
Counseling in higher education - Illinois - Carbondale
Educational counseling - Illinois - Carbondale
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Accession 2014_013  Transferred from the office of Exploratory Student Advisement via Records Management.
PreferredCitation: [Item/Box/Folder], Exploratory Student Advisement records, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.