Welcome to Academic Development!
We pride ourselves on helping you get the most out of your academic efforts while creating a positive learning experience. We offer a wide variety of free support services including
- academic counseling in study strategies
- peer tutoring for various courses
- supplemental instruction weekly review sessions
- EXCEL collaborative learning groups
Check out our service matrix to see what types of support we offer for a specific course.
News and Announcements
Are you feeling stressed about your academic work?
Is there an important paper, problem set, CS programming assignment or upcoming exam causing you stress?
Or do you feel like stress has become a continuous way of life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from our workshop on
Time Management, Stress & Procrastination
Thursday, March 20th
Academic Development Wins
2014 NTA Tutoring Excellence Award
The National Tutoring Association selected Carnegie Mellon University to receive the 2014 NTA Tutoring Excellence Award - University Level. John Lanyon and Linda Hooper will accept the award at NTA's 21st Annual Conference in Tampa, FL on Monday, April 7th. They will also be presenters during one of the concurrent sessions regarding our tutoring program.
Outstanding SI Leader of the Year Award
Charles Swanson, a senior computer science major, was recently chosen by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction at the University of Missouri-Kansas City to receive one of two Outstanding Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader awards. The award recognizes the contributions Swanson has made to Carnegie Mellon community through his six semesters as an EXCEL Group leader and four semesters as the student supervisor of the SI & EXCEL Programs.
Swanson is also head course assistant for the fundamentals of programming course for the Computer Science Department, where he oversees 36 teaching assistants. The award letter stated that the recognition honors the “extraordinary commitment Charlie has made to SI and the positive success he has created in your program.” He will receive his award at the International Conference on SI in May as well as present on his experiences and best practices as a leader.
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