The Academic Skills Center offers programs in study skills, reading, writing, mathematics, and English for speakers of other languages, which include individualized instruction, tutoring, and workshops - all intended to increase the probability of students' academic success. The Center also administers the ASISU Content Area Tutoring Program. There is no charge for these services. Students may also register for credit and non-credit courses taught by ASC staff.
The Reading and Study Skills Program offers the following credit courses: Study Skills for Success, First Year Seminar, and Efficient Reading. Students can also learn strategies relevant to their particular courses through individual conferences and workshops. The areas covered include time management, note-taking skills, reading strategies, memory improvement, test-taking strategies, and controlling test anxiety.
The Mathematics program offers individualized conferences and drop in tutoring on campus and in Idaho Falls to assist students in handling math anxiety and developing problem-solving skills. A credit course, Study Skills for Math, is also available.
The Writing program provides individualized tutoring to help students with writing assignments for courses in English and across the disciplines. At any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas through successive drafts, tutors assist with organization and development of ideas for particular audiences and purposes, as well as basic sentence skills, punctuation, spelling, grammar and usage. Workshops, tutoring hours in Idaho Falls, and a credit course, Teaching Writing One on One, are also part of the program.
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program has two units. The first serves undergraduate and graduate students admitted to degree programs at ISU; the second serves special constituencies needing ESOL training.
The ESOL Academic Language Skills Unit provides assessment of communication proficiencies in listening, writing and speaking needed for academic success. It offers individualized tutoring in cooperation with the Writing Laboratory for students who need help with assignments across the disciplines. There are support services for international teaching assistants, and a wide variety of advanced workshops and courses in idioms, special vocabularies, lecture comprehension, American culture, pronunciation, grammar, rhetorical and argumentation styles, skills for conversation and graded discussion. Guidance in interviewing, writing of application letters, essay exams, and proposals is also available.
The ESOL Intensive Language Unit provides noncredit studies for academic and professional readiness, test preparation and customized training for special groups.
The ASISU Content Area Tutoring Program makes free tutoring available to all undergraduate and graduate students in all courses on the Pocatello and Idaho Falls Campuses. Any student may request tutoring by completing the appropriate form; forms are available in most campus offices. Students may call 236-3334 for updated information about this program.
The Career Planning and Placement Center provides career guidance to students and alumni in both individual and group settings. This centralized student service program seeks to enhance the student's educational experience by promoting the development and implementation of career plans.
In assisting students with preparation for the job campaign, the Career Planning and Placement Center provides the opportunity to open and maintain a credential file; helps construct an effective résumé, and cover and follow-up letters; assists with preparation for the professional interview experience; and offers a wide range of weekly career-related workshops. The Center maintains a comprehensive Career Resource/Video library, fosters employer contacts, and keeps students informed of current job opportunities through a weekly vacancy bulletin and individual announcements.
The Center coordinates employer on-campus interviews, develops off-campus interview opportunities, provides a resume referral system, and promotes and maintains a positive working relationship between students and prospective employers. The staff seeks to meet recruiter needs by helping students acquire knowledge of what various careers require and offer, gain insight into employer expectations, and develop realistic views of the world of work in today's employment arena.
Students enrolled in their senior academic year (within one year of expected graduation) may register with the Center to gain several additional benefits. These include: entitling them to participate in on-campus interviews; receiving the weekly vacancy bulletin; having their résumés referred to employers for specific positions; receiving individualized notices of off-campus employment opportunities; and having five free sets of credentials mailed. Commencing with the sixth set of credentials requested, a fee of $2 is charged for each subsequent mailing.
Students registering with the Career Planning and Placement Center during a given academic year (August to August of the following year) will be considered as new registrants. During that year, they will be entitled to have five free sets of credentials mailed, participate in on-campus interviews, and receive the weekly vacancy bulletin and individualized notices of off campus employment opportunities in their fields. Commencing with the sixth set of credentials requested, a fee of $2 will be charged for each subsequent mailing. Alumni Reactivating Files
Alumni wishing to reactivate their credential files will be charged a fee of $30. This fee will entitle them to receive the weekly vacancy bulletin and individualized notices of employment openings in their fields, participate in on-campus interviews, and request the mailing of five free sets of their credentials for a period of one academic year (August to August of the following year). If the reactivating alumnus requests more than five sets of credentials be mailed during a given academic year, an additional $2 fee will be charged for each subsequent mailing. Post-graduate Degree Candidates
An ISU alumnus who will graduate with a post-graduate degree from ISU will not be required to pay a fee to reactivate the credential file for a period of one year. However, if a post-graduate degree is earned from another institution a reactivation fee of $30 will be charged.
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities in matters which include transportation, public accommodations, accessibility, services provided by state and local government, telecommunication relay services, and employment in the private sector.
Idaho State University, in the spirit and letter of the law, will make every effort to comply with" reasonable accommodations", according to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act. I.S.U. will not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students or employees with disabilities.
Students and employees who need auxiliary aids or other accommodations should contact the address below:
The Center of Services for Students with Disabilities is located on the ground floor of the Pond Student Union Building. Students with disabilities who wish to have accommodations provided by the University must identify in order to have accommodations provided. Information and applications for accommodations are available in the Center and may be picked up in person or requested by telephone or TDD by calling 236-3599.
In order for us to arrange accommodations for those who need assistance, we request notification as early as possible so that we can make timely arrangements.
The Center houses the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Program (C. W. HOG). C. W. HOG is a year round program of activities for people with and without disabilities. Academic credit may be granted for participation in activities which include weight training, swimming, snow skiing, water skiing and whitewater rafting.
Personal Counseling Services
At times, a student's academic success may be negatively affected by psychological, emotional and interpersonal stress. To assist students in coping with these issues or to help them decide upon appropriate resources, the Counseling and Testing Center provides personal counseling and individual assessments. After the initial assessment of the student's counseling concerns, focused personal counseling services may be provided or a referral may be made. Crisis intervention and consultation with concerned faculty and staff regarding student's needs are two other important services available through the Counseling and Testing Center.
Credit courses, which currently include Stress Management, Self-fulfilling Behavior, and Career and Life Planning, are also taught by counseling staff. In addition, many personal development groups are offered each semester on such topics as: assertiveness, couples communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, self-esteem, grief, alcohol/drug issues, stress, procrastination, anger, and personality styles. Women's and Men's support groups are also part of the Counseling Center services.
Most services are on an appointment or sign-up basis. Because there are often waiting lists for individual counseling, students are urged to schedule appointments as early as possible. Individual counseling, personal development and support groups are available to, and free for, ISU students (paying full-time fees), faculty, and staff.
ISU counselors and psychologists have graduate degrees and annually attend continuing education seminars. They have all passed certification tests and continuing education standards set by the National Board of Certified Counselors or the American Psychological Association and are licensed by the State of Idaho as counselors or psychologists.
Our graduate intern counselors who are pursuing masters or doctorate level degrees also work in the Center and are regularly supervised by appropriately trained staff.
The ASISU Early Learning Center and Baby U provide child care for children six weeks of age through elementary school while their parents attend classes or work at the university. Children are enrolled in developmentally appropriate classes led by a professional staff assisted by student employees. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are served to enrolled children over the age of one year.
The center is located in the Owen/Redfield and Dyer Halls, two adjacent buildings which are conveniently located on-campus. Fees are kept low by financial support from ASISU and the University. Parents are encouraged to visit the center.
The goal of the Idaho State University housing staff is to provide and maintain a residence life program that is conducive to both academic success and personal development. Residence Halls are available to all undergraduate students and apartment units are an option for married students, students with children, graduates and those with special needs. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many opportunities and services that are offered by on-campus living and to accept the responsibilities that are involved in the experience.
Applications for on-campus housing may be obtained from the University Housing Office, Box 8083, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, or phone (208)236-2120. Directions will be provided for completing the application material and receiving an assignment to on-campus housing. General requirements for on-campus living:
The ISU intramural program is designed to improve and maintain health and physical fitness through participation in satisfying sports activities; to make social contacts and build friendships which can enrich college and later life; to develop a knowledge of strategy and techniques and to improve skills in a variety of sports activities; to develop traits such as courage, perseverance, cooperation, confidence, and desire to succeed; and to develop desirable patterns of sportsmanship, fair play, integrity, and respect for self and others. A full program of intramural activities is offered to both female and male students. The Intramural Office is located in Room 15 of Reed Gymnasium.
The advisor to international students provides support and guidance to ISU's international students. Programs supported by this office include: orientation to the ISU campus and surrounding area; host family, community speaker, and other outreach opportunities; on-going cross-cultural familiarization activities; student-to-student mentor/friendship programs; and additional programs designed to help international students make the most of their time at ISU. In addition, this office coordinates communication between the relevant offices on campus and works with faculty, administration, and the student organizations to provide on-going and improved support/guidance for international students.
The Student Employment Office is a connection point for students looking for employment and employers looking for competent applicants. Student employment assistance is available to all students who are enrolled for at least 6 credit hours. The student must register with the office each semester to be eligible for assistance. A list of on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities is available on the bulletin board and on the Campus Wide Information System network. Work Study positions are advertised in the office. Summer employment information and referrals are available.
The ISU Health Center employs a comprehensive and competent medical staff to provide students with quality health care while they are attending ISU. Good physical health and medical care are essential for students during this rather stressful time in their lives.
In addition to high quality care, another important factor is affordability of medical care. Office calls are free to all students who pay full ISU fees whether or not they elect to carry ISU Student Health Insurance. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, x-rays, and laboratory work are available at greatly reduced rates, compared to off-campus sources. Students can save a substantial amount of money by utilizing these on-campus health services. Part-time students (those paying fees for at least one credit) and spouses of full-time students can receive medical care for a minimal clinic fee and are eligible to use the Student Pharmacy.
Students are seen on a walk-in basis or by appointment for most medical services including treatment or consultation for any health concerns.
Nutritional counseling is offered at the Health Center in cooperation with the ISU Department of Dietetics. Individualized health, nutrition, and exercise programs will be designed for students who are over- or underweight or who have conditions which could be helped with these programs. (See Fitness and Wellness Center programs at the end of this section.)
The Student Health Center Pharmacy provides low-cost prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications at reduced costs. Students may wish to transfer prescriptions from their hometown to the Student Pharmacy while they are attending ISU. All ISU students, both full and part-time, may use the Student Pharmacy.
Organizations play an important role in the education of students at Idaho State University. We have therefore encouraged the development of a climate of richly diverse and active organizations.
At ISU there are over one hundred five active clubs and organizations including academic and professional organizations, honorary societies, religious organizations, service organizations, special interest organizations, sports clubs and fraternities and sororities.
Minimum requirements for membership in an organization is determined by the university. To be eligible to join a recognized university club or organization a student must be a regularly enrolled, fee paying student in good standing.
Other regulations and/or standards are set by the individual clubs or organizations.
All organizations are required to file a list of the names of their officers, members and advisor, with the Office of Student Organizations and Activities every semester to remain current and eligible to receive the privileges of a recognized club or organization.
Regulations for Fraternity and Sorority Rush are determined by the National Panhellenic Conference and the individual organizations.
For further information please refer to the Student Organizations Directory, Student Handbook or contact the Associate Director for Student Organizations and Activities at the above address or phone number.
Religious activities among students are promoted by Pocatello churches. There are three religious centers on campus; the LDS Institute, St. John's Community (Roman Catholic), and the University Bible Church.
Some of the religious organizations on campus include Campus Crusade for Christ, Lutheran Campus Ministry, ISU Ecumenical Ministry (American Baptist, Christian-Disciples of Christ, Episcopal, United Methodist, United Presbyterian , and United Church of Christ-Congregational), Latter-Day Saints Student Association, Catholic Campus Ministry, Muslim Student Association, the Baptist Campus Ministries, and Wesley Foundation.
TRIO Student Services is a multifaceted, federally-funded student assistance program. Federal guidelines require that services provided by TRIO be directed to students who are low income, first generation, or disabled and need transportation and/or special accessibility orientation. Once the student has been determined eligible to participate in the program the following services are available: tutoring, counseling, job information, student advocacy, off-campus housing search, registration assistance, assistance in completing financial aid forms, transportation for students with disabilities, and other services designed to assist the student in improving his/her academic standing at the university. Additional services available by the TRIO staff include: Upward Bound, designed to work with low achieving 10th, 11th, and 12th graders to develop skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education; Educational Talent Search, a post-secondary recruiting component providing assistance with admission, financial aid and scholarship applications, and career and academic counseling; Educational Talent Search Initiative, a community outreach program offered to 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Pocatello, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls to increase student's academic abilities. The program offers career and college planning plus academic support and counseling.
The ISU Bookstore, located in the basement of the Student Union Building, carries a selection of textbooks, computers, office supplies, ISU clothing, and general interest books.
Regular Bookstore hours are 8 a.m - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m - 4 p.m. Saturdays, with extended hours during registration. Call the Bookstore at 236-3237 (in Pocatello) or 1-800-688-4781 (outside Pocatello) for information regarding hours or to order books by mail. The Dial-A-Text service enables students to order books by telephone for delivery in Idaho within three days. A 15% shipping charge is added for mail orders.
The Bookstore maintains branch offices in Idaho Falls (University Place, 524-9171) and Twin Falls (CSI Bookstore, 733-9554). At other outreach locations (Soda Springs, Rexburg), faculty will sell books the first night of class.
Students should purchase textbooks as early as possible to ensure good selection. A full refund will be paid for unmarked books accompanied by the original sales slip before the last date to drop classes. Books that are marked or damaged will be refunded at used book price.
Events, activities and use of University facilities are coordinated through the University Scheduling Office which are part of the responsibilities of the Reservation and Catering Office in the Pond Student Union (236-2297).
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year S = Spring Semester, every year Su = Summer Session, every year AF = Fall Semester, every other year AS = Spring Semester, every other year ASu = Summer Session, every other year D = On Demand - Students should contact the department to ask when this course will be offered R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or SpringA course number including a lower-case "g" (for example, ANTH g330) indicates that the course may also be offered for graduate credit. The appearance of the g-numbered course in a list of required or elective courses does NOT indicate that the student is to take the course at graduate level.
Revised: April 24, 1996