Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Dr. Michael Grant
Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Phone: (904) 470-8445
Fax: (904) 470-8033



Ms. Gladys Clay
Director of FAME
Contact Information
Polly Brooks Building, Office 210
Phone: (904) 470-8780  E-mail:


Student Support Services/TRIO

Dr. Sabrina F. Edwards
Interim Director
Phone: (904) 470-8952


Upward Bound

Dr. Delacy W. Sanford
Program Director
Phone: (904) 470-8291







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Academic Support Services

Academic support services are offered through the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the TRIO Student Support Services Program. Faculty and staff members in CETL and the TRIO Student Support Services Program are committed to empowering students to develop their full academic potential as self-directed life-long learners.

The College offers a comprehensive academic support system which facilitates student learning. The Academic Support Services at Edward Waters College help students learn how to make the best of their college years. Even the most academically proficient students are encouraged to take advantage of services available.

Services Include:

  • Academic Advising
  • College Success Courses
  • CETL Learning Program
  • Learning Labs
  • Academic Counseling
  • Tutoring
  • First-year Experiences Program

CETL Learning Program

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)-Learning Program provides academic skill enhancement coursework and support services for student who need additional preparation in the areas of reading, math, and/or English.

The following are the designated courses for the CETL program:

  • EWC 101
  • EWC102
  • ENG101A
  • MAT 103
  • MAT 104A

Academic Advising

Advising services in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) are available for all admitted students, but primarily target students classified as freshmen, sophomores and transfer students.  The goal of CETL advisors is to support students by helping them discover opportunities that will advance their educational goals. Advisors clarify matriculation processes, promote excellence, and inform students about course requirements that must be completed prior to transitioning to their major department.

Students are assigned a CETL advisor and a degree specific advisor until completion of their bachelor’s degree.  The advisors in CETL provide academic guidance to students to ensure they become well informed about academic program requirements, important dates, declaration of a major, prerequisites for courses, critical forms, important dates, and policies and procedures.

Students can arrange to meet with a CETL advisor by contacting the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning by visiting the Polly Brooks Center or calling (904) 470-8057.












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Grading Policy

  • EWC faculty members are solely responsible for evaluating the work and/or performance of students and for assigning appropriate grades;
  • Students have a right to receive a grade assigned upon a fair and unprejudiced evaluation based on a method that is neither arbitrary nor capricious;
  • Instructors have the right to assign a grade based on methods that are professionally acceptable, submitted in writing to all students, and applied equally; and
  • Students have a right to know the criteria by which their academic performance will be evaluated and to know the bases for calculating scores and grades. Modifications to such must be communicated clearly and in a timely manner by the faculty members.