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Students are encouraged to reach out to the Director of Academic Support to explore effective learning, studying, test-taking, note-taking and time and stress management strategies that are essential to success in this course and college life. Students can schedule a meeting with the Director of Academic Support by visiting the Office of Academic Support website.


The Director of Academic Support is available to meet with faculty individually, in small groups, or at departmental meetings. To schedule a time to meet, email Rachel Heiser at


The Director of Academic Support is available to present to classes on a variety of topics. To request a presentation, email Rachel Heiser at

Prepared Presentation Topics

  • 5 Minutes to Focus: including breathing exercises and guided imagery
  • Learning styles
  • Effective studying and note-taking
  • Strategies for exams
  • Time management and balance
  • Stress management
  • Other presentations available upon request

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Office of Academic Support

Rachel Heiser
Assistant Dean of the College and Director of Academic Support
Guild Hall Room 104