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Academics

Academic Resources for Students

A little help on your road to greatness.

Christendom’s liberal arts education offers an enriching yet challenging curriculum. At other colleges, students often find themselves in need of some extra help or direction in their studies, and they are not sure where to turn. But not at Christendom. From day one of your time here, we have your back and will help you every step of the way.

As Christendom’s Director of Academic Success, I am here to help students achieve success and stay on track in their studies. There are a number of great resources that students can take advantage of while here, and it’s my job to help the students get the most out of their studies while at Christendom.

I work closely with the Academic Dean, Dean of Students, and VP for Enrollment to make sure that I am aware of the various academic needs and resources on campus. If there is anything I can ever do to help along the way, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime. I am here for you, and I want to help you be successful in your academic pursuits.

God bless,
Kaelan Damitz
Director of Academic Success

 

Director of Academic Success: Kaelan Damitz is responsible for working with students who are struggling academically, coaching students on academic warning and probation toward academic success, and ensuring the quality and integrity of academic support services on campus. She encourages students to take advantage of the many academic resources available on campus, and she inspires, motivates, and challenges them to achieve their academic goals. If you are in need of an academic accommodation at any point in the semester, please contact Kaelan. She will be happy to meet with you and develop a personalized plan for your success at Christendom. kaelan.damitz@christendom.edu | 540.551.9177 

 

Academic Resources

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  • Free Tutoring
    Students needing help with Calculus, Statistics, Latin, or other languages can take advantage of the peer-run tutoring, available every week in the St. John the Evangelist Library. There is no cost to students, so there should be nothing keeping students from taking full advantage of these offerings.
  • Personalized Mentorship
    This program, under the direction of Kaelan Damitz and Dr. Thomas Stanford, pairs a student with an upperclassman who has excelled in the particular class in which the student is struggling. The upperclassman meets with the student in need on a regular basis to ensure success in his or her studies.
  • The Writing Center
    All students can bring their class papers to the Writing Center staff, open five nights a week in the St. John the Evangelist Library, for review. The students working in the Writing Center are hand-picked by English professor Dr. Lisa Marciano, and they are the “best of the best” at writing papers. They will work with students on paper topics, structuring outlines, proofreading, and editing. Their offerings are invaluable!
  • Easy Access to Professors
    Christendom professors are very approachable, and are more than willing to sit down with their students to discuss any problems they are having in class or to give them deeper insights into the subject matter previously taught. Each professor has office hours,and students who are struggling are encouraged to meet with their professors to find out what needs to be done in order to be successful in the class.
  • Study groups and sessions
    Before each quiz or test, normally students get together in small groups to study together and to learn from each other how they can achieve their best on the upcoming quiz or test. Sometimes, even the professors hold extra-curricular study sessions for the students, working with them to be successful in their academic pursuits.

Academic Accommodations

Christendom College provides academic accommodations to students with diagnosed disabilities or learning impairments so that they may have equal access to the education and formation available to our students. A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Disclosing a student’s disability is voluntary and optional; however, if the student wants to receive academic accommodations, it is the student’s responsibility to provide medical documentation from a diagnosing medical professional that includes both a diagnosis as well as recommended accommodations for the student’s success in a college environment. To learn more about Christendom’s accommodation services, visit this page.