Freshman and Undeclared Student Advising

The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching coordinates academic advising for freshmen and undeclared students. Faculty and professional advisors are available for the academic and developmental advising of entering freshmen, transfer freshmen, and all other students who have yet to declare an academic major. Advisors have a working knowledge of the Roanoke College community and assist the student in the exploration of academic and professional goals. Freshman advisors are assigned to entering students during the pre-registration process.

Entering Freshman and Transfer Student Pre-Registration
Beginning in May and continuing through August, the Goode Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching will send all new freshmen and transfer students (who have made their advance deposit with the Admissions Office) a packet of pre-registration materials. During summer orientation or a telephone appointment with a summer academic advisor, new students will be able to pre-register for those courses in which they wish to enroll for the Fall term. The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching facilitates entering students’ access to pre-registration materials on the College website. Academic advisors will be available for course advising throughout the pre-registration period. All pre-registered full-time students are expected to attend the College’s fall orientation program and to finalize the registration process at that time.

The Writing Center @ Roanoke College
The Writing Center @ Roanoke College, supervised by staff in the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching and located in the Fintel Library, is a place where writers working in any discipline and at any level of competence meet with trained peer tutors in informal, one–on-one tutoring sessions that focus on writing. In half-hour long tutorials, tutors talk with writers about their academic, creative or professional writing, helping writers to do such things as brainstorm ideas, improve organization, incorporate sources into a research paper, polish the language in a poem or short story, or learn to identify and correct grammar and style problems. The Writing Center also sponsors workshops and creative writing playshops on a variety of writing-related topics.

Subject Tutoring Program
A centralized subject tutoring program, housed in the Fintel Library, is supervised by the staff of the Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching. Peer tutors offer regularly scheduled sessions designed to assist students in improving their grades and developing more effective study habits. Features of the program include training sessions for tutors and ongoing evaluation.

Special Student Services
The Goode-Pasfield Center for Learning & Teaching maintains the documentation of students with diagnosed learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The Center’s staff facilitates students’ consultation with faculty members and academic advisors regarding reasonable accommodations. Services such as extended-time testing and the tape recording of classes are facilitated by the office.