To encourage and develop students to be responsible, empowered learners, who demonstrate academic confidence, pride, knowledge of self, and their cultural heritage.
SUMMER TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM
This program is offered to students whose educational background has left them under-prepared for the challenges of college life. The Summer Transitional program is designed to help students who have developmental needs in the areas of English Writing, Reading, Math, and Study Skills. Students will be given the opportunity to improve their skill level during the summer before enrolling in the University. Students are also exposed to several other academic disciplines during the summer such as Literature, African and African American History, African Diasporic Archaeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geography, Physics, and Information Technology.
The Center for Africana Studies at CCSU recognizes that the transition from high school to college can be a complex process, especially for students who need to build a stronger academic foundation before entering college. To ensure a smooth transition, a five-week summer program is offered through the CONNCAS grant. This program allows prospective students to come on campus and prepare themselves for college level courses.
The Center for Africana Studies prides itself on empowering students to become successful citizens of the campus community. The Mentoring program provides a foundation for student success based on the belief that students who make connections with faculty and peers, feel a part of the campus environment and are more likely to be retained until graduation. These unions help students to develop productive relationships with faculty, staff, and peers alike. Participating in the Mentoring program is mutually beneficial to both mentors and students; and maintains the spirit of the Center for Africana Studies dual purpose of enhancing students’ academic ability and developing good citizenry.
For more information on student programs, please contact:
Jane Gardner, Coordinator of Student Programs
Marcus White Building 008 (860)832-2816
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
The internet has become a very valuable educational resource for students of all ages. It is also filled with so much information that often finding the right information is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Here we have reviewed and made a very small collection of educational “jewels” that will help enhance your educational experience.
Purple Math (www.purplemath.com): This is an excellent entire algebra book online for free. It is great for review of your basic to advanced algebra, or as a textbook in its own right.
Visual Calculus (http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/index.html) : This is an excellent calculus book also available free online. It is great for students and teachers as a supplement to class texts or as a review text.
Physics Classroom (www.physicsclassroom.com): This site by Study Works bills itself as a High School Physics Tutorial but it is an excellent supplement also to college introductory physics students. It has animations to clarify various concepts.
How Stuff Works (www.howstuffworks.com): Have you ever wondered how anything such as your microwave oven, or your cell phone, or your immune system etc works? If you have then this is site for you!
Africana Resources (African and African American studies)
AfricaHistory.net (http://africahistory.net/): This site is a collection of extensive resources about Africa. It is an excellent place to start when studying any topic related to Africa.
African American studies (http://www.ccsu.edu/afam/select_online_resources_for.htm) : This site has an excellent collection of African American studies resources.
These are few selected resources to enhance your learning experience. If you know of a resource “jewel” that you will like to share, please send it to email@example.com