The Comprehensive Academic Resources Program is for first-year and transfer students. It offers a wide range of educational experiences designed to assist students in making a smooth transition from high school to college. Faculty serve as academic advisors, mentors and instructors, sharing their ideas, talents, and service beyond the classroom. The faculty are assigned to major departments and serve as liaisons to the Comprehensive Academic Resources Program. Students must enroll in MI 101: Mission Involvement for the fall semester and MI 102: Mission Involvement for the spring semester.
Important Resources help you to transition comfortably into college life. You are now "On Your Own" for many things, but you are never alone at Tougaloo College.
First, you have your Mission: Involvement Professor. Your Mission: Involvement Professor is an invaluable resource, advisor and instructor. For many of your day-to-day academic problems and not-so-academic problems, your Mission: Involvement Professor can steer you in the right direction. Get to know that person and allow that person to know you. Your success in a rigorous environment depends on it.
Second, you have your Reading/Study Skills Professor. Your R/SS professor will work with you diligently, as you acquire the skills needed for rigorous academic work. Not only do you receive classroom work, but you participate in a one-hour lab reinforcement session.
Third, you have your professor for the other courses you will be taking. Your first responsibility is to make certain that professor knows your name. Your second responsibility is to make certain you ask questions, if you do not completely understand. Your third responsibility is to ask for a tutor or form a study group, before you get behind in the course. Your fourth responsibility is to use all available resources, manage your time, put your courses first and get your money's worth by being persistent about your learning.
Fourth, you have Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Center for Student Advising and Retention/One Stop Services. Get to know all of the valuable services they provide to help you toward your successful matriculation here at Tougaloo College.