Academic Support & Resources

General support and mentoring are provided to all students through a number of one-on-one relationships with Goucher faculty and staff. Each student has at least one academic adviser, a full-time faculty member who helps the student identify academic goals, select appropriate courses, and make use of campus resources. New students have both an academic adviser and a staff adviser, as well as a peer mentor who is an upper-level student.

The associate provost for undergraduate studies is also available to meet with students one-on-one to provide academic advising and general guidance and to answer questions about academic standing and other academic matters. Assistance with general academic skills, including study skills and time management, are provided at the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). Assistance with specific courses is often provided via student-led supplemental instruction sessions or student-to-student tutoring. A student-staffed Writing Center is also available to assist students with writing assignments, and the Writing Program helps students who have not achieved college writing proficiency through the traditional coursework. For help with mathematics and data analytics classes, students also have access to our new Quantitative Reasoning Center.

Although Goucher does not have a program for students with disabilities, accessibility services are available, and policies and procedures are in place for students with documented disabilities who request academic accommodations.