The Office of Student Development (OSD) provides academic support services for both students and faculty. We utilize an integrated approach among our team and the campus community of faculty, staff and students to help you find success here at Woodbury University.
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Whitten Student Center on Woodbury’s Burbank campus.
Advisers support academic needs of students and faculty, including:
Trained peer tutors offer assistance in major courses and integrated general education courses. Woodbury’s Writing Center specifically provides writing assistance in person and online.
APMs meet weekly with students to provide encouragement and discuss problem solving, time management and study skills as needed.
Offering an academic “boost” to students of all abilities, these workshops include self-assessments, exploratory discussions about challenges, and proven strategies to help students reach new levels of academic success.
Students With Special Needs Services
These facilitate support and academic adjustments for students with documented mobility and non–mobility-based disabilities.
Faculty, staff and students are requested and reminded to alert the Office of Student Development when they observe students showing signs of academic need. Developmental meetings provide students with the opportunity to explore their challenges and develop strategies to recover and succeed within the semester.
A team of student support professionals representing Counseling Services, Academic Support, Student Affairs, Residential Life and other services meets each week to strategize intervention and support measures for individual students exhibiting at-risk behaviors, academically or personally.
Upon review each semester, students whose term or cumulative grade-point average (GPA) has fallen below satisfactory level (2.0 for undergraduates, 3.0 for graduates) are required to meet with an OSD advisor or the assistant dean of academic support to determine specific modes of intervention necessary to raise their GPA to a satisfactory level.
Prior to starting classes, a campus-wide SOAR team provides students with an overview of their opportunities, expectations and resources as a Woodbury student.
All freshmen enroll in this freshman seminar course, which provides connections to faculty, campus resources, higher-level academic performance, career connections and peer support. PPDV 200 Transition to Woodbury (1 unit) also provides major-specific transition programming for transfer students in certain majors.
FPAs provide support for freshmen students in PPDV 100 courses through weekly contact, encouragement and support. Transfer Peer Advisors (TPAs) also provide support for PPDV 200 transfer students in certain majors.
IPAs provide guidance for international students and plan social and cultural enrichment events for all students to experience together.
Career counseling is provided to all students and alumni including job and internship searches, mock interviews, occupational resources, and resume/cover letter assistance.