The Instructional Support Services and Retention unit, under the supervision of an associate dean, brings
together many institutional support services to promote a supportive,
student-centered learning environment.
Services offered through the Office of Instructional Support Services
and Retention include placement
testing, academic advisor training,
supplemental academic instruction and tutoring, research and information literacy instruction, instructional media support, minority student advocacy, outreach to targeted
student populations, and
design and support of intrusive institutional retention initiatives.
The goal of the unit is to develop and support a comprehensive
web of intrusive services that introduces students to the expectations
of college while addressing their academic and affective needs.
Staff members (including full and part-time faculty, professional
and peer tutors, classified staff, professional staff, and administrators)
interact with classroom faculty and staff throughout the campus
to develop programs and practices that integrate learning skills
and practices with standard course curricula and the Hudson Valley Community College student experience.