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Discovering My Design

"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

Eph. 2:10

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him..."

1 Corinthians 2:9

The Center for Academic Services houses The Office of Academic Support & The Office of Academic Advocacy.

The purpose of the center is to facilitate and promote the retaining of students from the first contact through graduation. The office will looks beyond this freshman year experience and seeks to facilitate the vision of connecting all the passages and transitions of colleges into a seamless experience from the initial contact of inquiry about Union to the awarding of the diploma.

The Center of Academic Services assists through the deliberate and intentional responsibilities of each office in this seamless transition.

The Center seeks to serve the entire population of the university from freshmen entry to graduation. However, populations targeted include:

  1. Freshmen who have not declared an academic major
  2. Students in transition in the freshmen and sophomore years prior to the formal graduation audits
  3. Students needing academic advice/counseling
  4. Students needing to transfer courses
  5. Students participating in the Keystone Program

Two offices are housed in this center: Office of Academic Support and Office of Academic Advocacy.

The Office of Academic Support serves the following populations and assists their individual needs as it relates to their academic program. This office is a part of Enrollment Services. Director, Sherry Tignor.

  1. Supervision and development of the Keystone Program.

The Office of Academic Advocacy primarily serves as an academic resource to help ensure all students receive accurate academic information in a timely manner. The academic advocate will communicate with the academic advisor concerning questions asked and answered, referring students to advisors when necessary. This office is a part of the Academic Center. Director, Susan Hopper.

  1. Answer academic questions of students referred by Union Station in keeping with the highly effective and efficient "one-stop shopping" practice of Union Station.
  2. Serve as academic advisor for freshmen that are undecided about their major area of study.

The Center for Academic Services
Union University
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
phone: (731) 661-6568
fax: (731) 661-5187
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