The ABC’s of Student Services

The AAC and LRC on the campus of SC4 have changed names, but not the services they offer. These acronyms, once used to abbreviate Academic Achievement Center and Learning Resources Center, are no longer in use. The AAC is now the AC, shortened for Achievement Center and the LRC is now simply, the library.
Of the students who have picked up on the changes several have wondered why, or what is the purpose. One library staffer said, “The names have been so complicated that even though I could tell you ‘Learning Resource Center,’ [students] would say, ‘Ok, what’s that?’”
According to this same staffer the, “[College] is also looking to rename not just in our department, but in other departments, so that students understand what they are for.”
Nancy Pecorilli, Counselor and Instructional Specialist, works in the Achievement Center. She also coordinates disability services and tutoring.
Referring to the changes, she said, “Only the title has changed and it’s just to make it more user friendly, so it’s easier. Although LRC is more descriptive of what it is, there was some confusion. Most people always refer to it as the library.”
Those seeking the services offered by the library or the Achievement Center can find them located in the College Center building.
The library hours are: Mon. through Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Achievement Center hours are: Mon. and Wed. 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday hours are available for testing, but students must report to the library from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The AC also offers a tutoring website, www.sc4.edu/tutoring. Nurses can also locate the schedule for specialized tutoring services at, www.sc4.edu/nursing.
The current rumor on campus of tutoring being offered via live chat online, is exactly that, a rumor, which is not true. Nancy Pecorilli said, “We did have it at one time, quite a few years ago… it didn’t get off the ground.” For now tutoring will remain on a drop by or walk in basis in the Achievement Center on campus.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>