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Academic Development

Courses Designed for Your Success
Build effective skills and habits that will guide you toward personal, academic, and professional success. Take the first step toward being a more successful college student. Our courses will prepare you for success by building your math, writing, and reading skills in a supportive environment.
Chair of Academic Development
Location: HUMANITIES (H) 52
What will you learn?
  • Better learning habits, study strategies, and goal setting
  • Specific math skills you need to move forward in your college-level math course and in your program
  • Writing and reading skills that will enhance your communication for college and career
  • How to adapt to academic and on-the-job demands
  • Mind-Body Skills to develop self-care and manage stress
What will you do?
  • Work with teachers who care about you and your success
  • Evaluate your own strengths, interests, and priorities
  • Use computer software that is individualized for your needs
  • Read current articles to discuss and analyze with classmates
  • Write about topics that interest you, and then get valuable feedback to make improvements.
  • Get professional writing support for any of your courses at ACM in the Reading and Writing Center (RAWC)
  • Experience strategies to help you cope with challenges

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in college-level courses and in life.
Learning Outcomes
  • In Math, use the arithmetic, algebra, or statistics needed to solve meaningful problems.
  • In English, write a well-developed essay that uses appropriate academic conventions.
  • In Reading, summarize key points from a text with an understanding of author's purpose.
  • In Student Development, demonstrate improved academic skills, including organizational strategies, study skills, and communications skills.


Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty and staff are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed.

Laura Fiscus
Chair of Academic Development

Humanities 52

B.A., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., Frostburg State University

Dr. Mark Shore
Chair of Mathematics

Humanities 30

B.S.,M.S., Frostburg State University
Ed.D., West Virginia University

Ashley Dively
Assistant Chair of Academic Development

Humanities 51

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., Millersville University

Heather Greise
Assistant Professor

Humanities 54

B.A., Westminster College
M.A., West Virginia University

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