College Catalog Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Academic Support Services

The Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Academic Achievement Center

SUNY Delhi is committed to providing students with the best opportunities to achieve academic success. Centrally located on campus, the Mildred and Louis Resnick Library and Academic Achievement Center is the college's "one-stop shop" that includes a computer lab and café in addition to a complete array of academic support services. This campus hub for research provides a mix of information resources, collaborative study and tutoring spaces, and an outstanding staff to assist students in their academic pursuits.

Library and Library Services

Facility and Technology

On the main floor of the library is the Wickham Information Commons, where students work on desktop and laptop computers to conduct research, write papers, and study with friends.

The library houses the primary computer lab on campus, making the library a popular destination for research and class work. A computer classroom is available as a student computer lab when not scheduled for classes; laptops are available to check out and use within the library; students can practice classroom presentations with a laptop hookup to a large flat screen monitor; and mobile whiteboards are available to facilitate group study and tutoring. The library also has scanners, and color and black-and-white printing and copying are available to students who have paid their printing fee.

Four specialized rooms offer additional group-study space on the upper level of the library. Comfortable chairs, study tables, wireless laptops, multimedia units, and a scenic view of the valley complete all of these spaces:

The Resnick Family Reading Room, a comfortable, quiet room for studying or meeting with friends, features a student art exhibit and a portrait collage of the Resnick family.

The Olive B. Price Nursing and Health Care Special Collections Room contains the Library's books on nursing and medicine in one location for Nursing students, in addition to a model human skeleton for anatomic study.

The Merrill Family Foundation Special Collections Room is a similar space for Veterinary Science Technology students, containing books as well as two desktop computers,veterinary anatomic models, specialized software, and a whiteboard to facilitate the peer mentoring program.

The Carol Brock Special Collections Room houses an impressive array of cookbooks donated by food journalist Carol Brock, as well as other resources for Culinary students.

Resources

Library resources include:

  • Web-based databases with full-text articles from 300,000 different journals;
  • e-book collections (both free and subscribed);
  • a subscription streaming video collection of nearly 14,000 titles;
  • over 200 professional journals and popular magazines in print;
  • specialized reference handbooks and statistical sources;
  • course reserves;
  • an academic and leisure book collection of over 50,000 volumes;
  • a video collection; and
  • state and federal document collections.

Faculty, students, and staff may suggest purchases to enhance the collection by requesting titles using an online Purchase Request form.

Services

Personal reference assistance is critical to the Library's service mission. Reference and research instruction are available most hours the Library is open. Librarians can also be contacted via the "Ask a Librarian" chat box on the Library's Web and Vancko Hall pages, by email (library@delhi.edu), by text message to 607-333-7477, or by phone at 607-746-4644 to answer questions or to set up individual appointments. Librarians also teach course-specific and general workshops on research and information-gathering strategies in conjunction with academic program faculty.

Cooperative lending agreements with hundreds of libraries throughout the country assure students timely access to materials not available at Delhi. In addition, the SUNY Open Access program assures that a SUNY Delhi ID is accepted as a library card at all other SUNY libraries.

Online Research Tools

The Library is open seven days, over 85 hours a week, for on-site use when classes are in session. Extended access to research tools and services is available through the Library's webpage and in Vancko Hall, the college's online learning system. These sites allow students and faculty to consult with a librarian, retrieve articles from research databases, search for books in Delhi's library catalog, learn proper citation styles, search other SUNY library catalogs, and take advantage of many internet research sites selected by Delhi librarians.

Research guides for a variety of courses have been created by Delhi librarians to provide assignment-specific resources, searching tutorials, and citation help. These guides are accessible from http://guides.delhi.edu/.

Online research assistance is available 24/7 to Delhi students and faculty from the AskUs 24/7 reference cooperative. Staffed by librarians from around the country and SUNY Delhi librarians, this chat reference service is linked to the Resnick Library website and Vancko Hall. Students can also keep up with all the latest news, events, and research tips at the Library blog, http://resnicklibrary.wordpress.com/

Academic Achievement Center and Services

Academic Advisement

The Academic Advising Office serves as a clearinghouse of academic information to students and staff, as well as a source of referral to other support services. Staff are available to:

  • advise students on general academic requirements, procedures, and policies;
  • assist students in viewing and understanding CAPP (Curriculum, Advising and Program Planning - the degree evaluation software that tracks their progress toward degree completion);
  • advise students about what courses should be taken in the future;
  • assist students in using the campus email system and registering for courses on Bronco Web.

Additionally, the Office's webpage provides information for students, including the latest list of approved General Education courses, as well as suggestions for working with academic advisors.

The Academic Advising Office also provides training and guidance to new and seasoned advisors across campus, with the goal of assuring each student receives consistent and appropriate information from advisors.

Academic Exploration Program

This program assists all undeclared students with career and major assessment by helping them identify strengths and areas of interest. By the end of the first year, undeclared students will be able to move into an academic major at SUNY Delhi.

Access and Equity Services
Support services are available for students with documented physical and/or learning disabilities. The college is committed to providing on an individual basis, academic adjustments necessary to remove barriers interfering with student access under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Support services include, but are not limited to: testing accommodations, adapted equipment/assistive technology, note-taking and reading services, interpreting services, accessibility information, referral and advocacy services, and accessible parking and elevators.

Accommodated Testing

Students with disabilities may be approved for testing requiring extended time, a distraction-free environment, or other special testing needs.

Career Development Center

The professionally trained staff in Delhi's Career Development Center assists students and alumni with career decision making and planning, job searches, and the selection of upper-division colleges and universities for transfer to baccalaureate and master's degree programs. Specialized services include:online guidance programs and personal assistance with career/transfer planning; campus visits by corporate recruiters and employers; career fairs,as well as admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities; information about internships; an online, monthly jobs bulletin; seminars on topics such as résumé writing, interviewing skills, and transfer assistance; and access to nationwide electronic employment databases through the Internet. Services are available to students by appointment, email, phone, or on a walk-in basis.

Educational Opportunity Program

The EOP program is designed to assist students from New York State who are academically and financially disadvantaged. Applicants must meet academic and income guidelines established by New York State. Priority is given to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students must apply prior to their entrance to the college. The main components of the program include tutoring, counseling, and financial-aid support. Those accepted to EOP must attend a three-day summer transition program that takes place right before the college-wide fall freshman orientation program.

English Language Learner Services

Assistance for non-native speakers is available to students who need to improve proficiency in the English language. Instruction and support are provided through individual and group study in the Writing Center. SUNY Delhi staff also volunteer to work with individual students.

Math Center

Provides friendly help with math on a walk-in basis during Center hours (check the Academic Achievement Center webpage) . Students do not need an appointment, but should bring with them their books, class notes, calculator, and a pencil and eraser, and should come for help while allowing time to finish their assignments or study for tests.

Tutorial Services

Tutoring is available for many, but not all, introductory level courses for students seeking additional support mastering the course content. Tutorial services are provided by peer tutors and faculty volunteer tutors in the Resnick Academic Achievement Center. Applications and schedules for all tutoring opportunities, including employment as a peer tutor, are available on the SUNY Delhi Resnick Academic Achievement Center webpage under tutorial services.

Writing Center

Provides help on a walk-in basis during Center hours (check the Academic Achievement Center webpage). Professional tutors create a student-centered environment for writing assistance with all types of work, including essays, research papers, outlines, resumes, applications, cover letters, fiction, and poetry. The Center welcomes all types of students, from those who need help to receive a respectable grade to those intent on earning an A. Services include everything from precise grammar instruction to global revision suggestions to citation formatting tips. Guidance for understanding reading assignments is also offered.

About the Resnicks

Originally dedicated in 1988 in honor of Louis Resnick (Class of 1930) and his wife, Mildred, the Library and Academic Achievement Center was re-dedicated in May, 2003, following extensive renovation. Recognized civic leaders and philanthropists, the Resnicks received Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from SUNY Delhi in 1996.