College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Training
The EOP Tutorial Center has training and orientation materials specific to the center itself that are required in working towards becoming certified by the College and Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). To become CRLA Level 01 certified tutors must receive 6-hours in-person training, 4-hours online module training, and have must tutored for 25+ hours. In collaboration with the University Tutorial Services, this mandatory training is offered during the first few weeks of each semester.
EOP actively participates in the "EOP Advocacy Day" in Albany, NY and is just one example of effective political involvement that supports the continuation of programs such as the EOP. Students are empowered and encouraged to be politically cognizant, to vote and to be agents of change.
EOP Etiquette Dinner
In collaboration with the Fleishmen Center for Career and Professional Development, the EOP office assists and sponsors EOP students at the "Shine while you Dine: Professional Etiquette Dining and Networking Program". This event gives students tips on how to effectively navigate professional or graduate school interviews.
The EOP "Freshmen Plug-In"
Each fall semester,this event allows EOP Counselors to pre-register EOP students for a spring semester math and writing course. During "The Freshmen Plug-In", upper class-men present information and offer advice on securing internships in pre-health, liberal arts, professional schools and other STEM opportunities.
Mid Term Evaluations (MTEs)
In 2010, the university finally moved toward this model that had been initiated by EOP since 1968. Mid-term evaluations provide counselors with information on how a student is progressing in a course by the middle of the semester. Using MTEs, counselors are able to help students:
- see the benefits of tutoring or utilizing the resources provided by the Tutorial Center
- build a framework to speak with faculty and TAs about their progress
- strategize on ways to improve study skills, time management and academic performance
- make informed decisions on maintaining or achieving greater success in their course
Personal Counseling and Academic Advising
Each student is assigned an academic counselor for all their years as an undergraduate to assist with persistence to graduation. Students are expected to meet with their counselor at least three times each semester. Midterm evaluations are essential tools that allow the counselor and student to dialogue about effective ways to maintain, augment or improve a student's grades or academic performance.
In collaboration with the Office of International Programs (OIP), advising for study abroad programs is available for EOP students in the EOP Tutorial Center (UU 263) every week. An OIP Advisor offers information on short term, summer and semester long programs. Students can also receive information on funding and scholarship opportunities specific to study abroad such as the Myers or Rosefsky Scholarships. Online tutoring is also offered to students participating in study abroad.