Academy For Academic Excellence and Student Success
AAESS - Provide support and guidance for all stakeholders regarding best practices for achieving academic and professional excellence by:
- meeting the learner at their current level of achievement and helping them progress
- fostering an attitude of lifelong learning and resourcefulness
- collaborating with faculty and other campus resources
- providing quality assistance in the areas of advising, disabilities services, and tutoring
The Academy For Academic Excellence and Student Success is committed to the advancement of learning and professional growth for all students, faculty and staff.
Tutoring is available in specific subject areas on a limited basis to those students demonstrating need. A student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or lower or faculty approval to be eligible for tutoring. Students must be currently enrolled in the course for which tutoring is requested. In order to receive tutoring, students must fill out an application for each course and obtain appropriate faculty signatures, if necessary.
AAESS also offers open drop-in tutoring for all interested DC students throughout the trimester. See AAESS staff for current schedule.
Counseling services are available at no charge to NYCC students. They are also available on a short term, no charge basis to NYCC faculty and staff. Counselors can help with a variety of issues such as academic difficulties, anxiety, depression, family or relationship problems, grief and loss, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Staff are also available to provide workshops, training seminars and other programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of the campus community at large.
New York Chiropractic College is fully committed to equal opportunity in educational programs for all otherwise qualified individuals without regard to handicap or disability, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations are provided to students with disabilities, at their request, upon review and approval of their official documentation and the requirements of the program. See AAESS staff for information on obtaining disabilities services and documentation guidelines.
The Academy for Academic Excellence and Student Success offers a variety of ways for students to improve their learning strategies. Individual, group, and class sessions may be scheduled to assess and improve study skills, time management, organization, memory, concentration, test taking, learning styles, note taking, textbook strategies, etc.
Academic advising is coordinated through the Academy for Academic Excellence and Student Success and provided by selected academic administrators and faculty members. Academic advising is available for all interested students. It is a goal of academic advising to provide preventative and interventional services in an effort to prevent academic difficulty. Academic advising is mandatory for students placed on academic probation or warning. If a student requests or is identified as needing academic advising support services, an advising coordinator and faculty advisor will be assigned by AAESS. It is then the student's responsibility to schedule appointments with their assigned advisor to receive support in raising their academic status and succeed in their course of study.
Meet Our Staff
Pete Thompson, MS, BCC; Director of AAESS
Pete earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Richmond, his MS in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and is a doctoral student in Human Development at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. He is a Board Certified Life Coach, and holds certificates in Clinical Hypnosis and Conflict Resolution and Mediation. He has served as a Secondary School Counselor, Collegiate Swimming Coach, and as faculty and adjunct faculty for four colleges/universities. Pete is directly responsible for all services provided through AAESS. Office: Library Bldg., Anatomy Center, Room LL5 315-568-3123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawn Stedge, Administrative Assistant
Some of Dawn's responsibilities include the administration of the tutorial program, monitoring accommodations for students with disabilities, asisting faculty advisors, and scheduling appointments for for the Director of AAESS and Counseling Services. Office: Library Bldg., Anatomy Center, Room LL5 315-568-3064 email@example.com
Eve Abrams, LCSW, Associate Director of Counseling Services
Eve provides counseling services to the campus community of students, their significant others, faculty and staff. These services include assessment, individual and group counseling, advisory and related support services, client referral, crisis intervention, training, outreach, and consultation.
John Bailey, LMHC, Counselor
John joins Eve in providing individual and group counseling, consultation, and outreach to members of the NYCC community. John has a master's degree in counseling from the University of Rochester.
How to Contact Us
AAESS is located in the lower level of the Library building, near the Anatomy Lab