Virtual Academic Support Resources
Student Emergency Fund | ADA and Student Accessibility to Technology | Library Services | Campus Bookstore |
Online Academic Tutorial Services Process | Writing Center
Tuskegee is making arrangements to provide emergency support to ensure the well-being of students. The fund is designed to support students experiencing financial hardships or challenges meeting academic course requirements due to the limitations of computer, Wi-Fi technology and unexpected home travel expenses. Students with a demonstrated financial need should complete the application at https://www.tuskegee.edu/studentemergencyfundapplication.
Students who need assistance with equal accessibility for online instructional technology or developing appropriate online learning solutions with your instructors should contact ADA Coordinator Steve McCrary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 604-1225.
To support remote instruction, the Tuskegee University Library System provides virtual access to the following resources and services.
- The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL): The Alabama Virtual Library has been working with vendors to assist everyone transitioning to remote learning and teaching for the remainder of the semester. AVL provides all students, instructors and Alabama’s citizens with online access to essential library and information resources. If any instructor needs access to the AVL from out of state, find answers to your questions online or have them send a request via the AVL Help Desk. Bill Paine with the Alabama Supercomputer Authority is aware of this need and will assist in providing them access credentials.
- Ask-a-Librarian allows Libraries staff to provide electronic reference assistance. If you are unable to come to the library, we can still offer assistance such as finding books, electronic books, journal articles, electronic journal articles, research and more; visit https://www.tuskegee.edu/libraries/ask-a-librarian
- Information Literacy Classes are now being offered via Zoom. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a session.
- Inter-library Loan Services provides access to electronic resources. Additional information on making a request is available at https://www.tuskegee.edu/Content/Uploads/Tuskegee/files/ILL%20Request%20Form%203.pdf
- LibGuides-Subject Resource Guides & Open Access Resources: http://tuskegee.libguides.com/?b=g&d=a
- JSTOR-Open Access Content: https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/
- Science Direct-Open Access Content: https://www.sciencedirect.com/
- Additional open access resources, visit: http://tuskegee.libguides.com/c.php?g=1017622
- Webinars on searching library databases, writing literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, and styles guides are available on Blackboard. Additional videos are forthcoming.
For remote assistance with these and other library resources, contact the following members of the library team Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
- Juanita Roberts, Director of Library Services, email@example.com
- Eunice Samuel, Head of Reference Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jonathan Underwood, Information Literacy, email@example.com
- Margaret Alexander, Veterinary Medical Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
- JoAnn Graham, Engineering Library, email@example.com
- Thomas Kaufmann, Architecture Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can purchase textbooks and other academic supplies and school spirit items at the online bookstore.
Academic tutorial services from the REACH Center will continue for the Spring 2020 term through the usage of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a tool associated with the Tuskegee University Blackboard platform that provides real-time video conferencing so students and tutors/coaches can add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. It opens right in students’ and tutor’s/coach’s browsers, so there is no need to install any software to join a session.
The REACH Center already has a course shell in Blackboard for use in tutoring sessions and academic skills and academic coaching sessions. It is an easy and practical approach to continuing to provide services to students in need of tutoring and one-on-one sessions with an academic coach to maneuver through the online process. To access the platform and schedule a session:
- Step 1: Log into EAB/Navigate to schedule an appointment with a tutor or academic coach.
- Step 2: Await a confirmation email from the tutor/coach. The confirmation will have a link attached for you to enter the session.
- Step 3: Once you enter the session, the session will be recording through Blackboard. You will also be allowed to share documents and have access to the whiteboard.
- Step 4: Once the session has ended, you will receive a recording of the session by email as a review of what was discussed.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Nikasha Jones in the REACH Center at email@example.com.
The Tuskegee Writing Center continues to provide students with writing support through virtual sessions on Blackboard. There, you’ll be able to collaborate with writing coaches by text, audio or video, as well as share your drafts. Schedule your sessions through EAB/Navigate by:
- Step 1: Logging into tuskegee.campus.eab.com using your .edu email credentials as your login credentials.
- Step 2: Clicking “Get Assistance” and choosing “Writing Center” under Care Unit, “Virtual” under Location, and “Writing Consultation” for Service.
- Step 3: Choosing a writing coach from the list provided, along with a meeting time from among his or her availability.
- Step 4: Confirming the information in the confirmation email you receive.
If you have questions or problems with setting up an appointment, contact Writing Center Director Dr. Kristen Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.