Learning Services

  • Dean College Provides Unparalleled Learning Support Services


    Tier 1:

    Arch Learning Community

    Our most comprehensive level of learning support, the Dean College Arch Learning Community is designed for students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or other learning challenges that would benefit from additional academic support while taking part in a traditional college curriculum. Arch Learning
    Through individual academic coaching, Arch-designated courses, and specialized academic advising, students will work within the program to acquire the necessary skills to be successful in their degree programs. Our staff will work with students to develop skills to become active participants in their education and take greater responsibility for their individual role in the learning process.

    Tier 2:

    Academic Coaching Program

    The Academic Coaching Program is designed to provide specialized one-on-one academic coaching to students at Dean College.
    Coaching and Tutoring This fee-based services is available to any Dean College students that will benefit from individualized academic coaching and skill development in the areas of study strategies, including note taking, time management and organization, test preparation, as well as writing, and reading comprehension.
    With professional assistance from an academic coach, students will build upon their strengths and address areas of academic challenge.

    Tier 3:

    Achievement Centers and Services

    Dean College offers self-access learning support at no cost to all students. Through utilizing the Berenson Writing and Math Centers, faculty and peer tutoring, disability services (for those who qualify), assistive technology and programs and workshops, students can find support to assist them in achieving their academic goals. 

    Located in the Green Family Library Learning Commons, the Morton Family Learning Center works closely with each student to promote a holistic educational experience. The goal of the Center is to encourage scholastic persistence, instill a heightened sense of responsibility and academic confidence, and develop lifelong learning skills for all students.

    The Morton Family Learning Center is a dynamic facility that is home to a Assistive Technology dedicated staff of professional academic coaches and tutors, comfortable study spaces, state-of-the-art technology, interchangeable workstations wired for laptop use, and advanced assistive learning technology tools to meet the needs of students' individual learning styles. The faculty directed Writing Center and Berenson Mathematics Center are also a critical component of the Morton Family Learning Center.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, you may contact Julie LeBlanc, Dean of Student Success

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  • More than Learning

    The Morton Family Learning Center provides students with 47 academic coaches, 30 peer tutors that can help in over 15 subjects. And over 850 hours of academic support each week.
  • My academic coach has helped me become more confident in myself. The Arch Program has not only supported me academically, but also personally by helping me understand college life and structure.

    Maggie Donius '18

    Early Childhood Education A.S.