Academic Support Center staff

Academic Support Center

Letter from the Director

Welcome to the Academic Support Center! We believe that “the community of learners is made richer through the contributions of all students.” To that end, we make every effort to address individual student needs through a variety of general academic support services.

The ASC is also the designated Disability Office at Gordon; as such, we promote accessibility and support for students with documented disabilities. We value the role of each student as collaborators in Gordon’s living-learning environment.

Whether it’s through tutoring, workshops, academic accommodations or one-to-one advising, the ASC is here to serve you and to help make your Gordon experience all that it can be. 

Ann Seavey, M.Ed.


General Academic Support
The Academic Support Center offers a range of support resources to help and equip Gordon students academically, including one-to-one academic support with our academic counselors and workshops on a variety of topics.
Disabilities Information
The Academic Support Center is the designated disabilities office on campus, working in conjunction with departments, offices, and faculty to deliver appropriate accommodations to qualified students.
Subject Tutoring
The ASC provides small-group tutoring with a trained peer tutor for a variety of courses, including most core classes and language classes.
The Writing Center
Our office is home to Gordon’s Writing Center, where trained peer writing tutors meet with students about their papers and essays, guiding them at any point in the writing process, from brainstorming to final revision.
ELL Information
The Academic Support Center meets with students whose first language is not English to help them adapt to American standards of academic discourse.
First Year Offerings
The Academic Support Center offers two course offerings geared toward first-year Gordon students to support them academically and socially in their transition to Gordon.

ASC Intake Form

Please use this form if it is your first time requesting services from the Academic Support Center. You only need to complete this form once: ASC Intake Form

2017 ASC Bookmark Award

BookmarkThe twelfth annual ASC Bookmark Award was presented to Prof. Margaret Niehaus at the ASC Recognition reception. Each year, the ASC chooses a professor or staff member who, based on staff observation and student feedback, embodies and supports the ASC mission, demonstrates excellence in their discipline, is able to support and encourage a diversity of learners.

The bookmarks are then given as an appreciation gift to tutors and others who have worked with the ASC during the current academic year, and are also displayed in the ASC. Prof. Niehaus joins a group of esteemed colleagues reaching back to 2006; past recipients include Marv Wilson, Dorothy Boorse, Peter Stine, Peggy Hothem, Ted Hildebrandt, Lori Ambacher, Graeme Bird, Kaye Cook, Barry Loy, Rini Cobbey and Daniel Johnson.


We are located on the 4th floor of Jenks Library and exist to encourage and equip students to achieve their God-given potential for academic success.

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