Looking for more details on what the University Coaching & Academic Mentoring program provides? This is the place. Southern Oregon University is an inclusive learning environment that provides opportunities for creative, connected learning. U-CAM at SOU provides comprehensive support for students with executive function challenges (such as organization, planning, follow-through, and prioritization), learning disabilities, or ADD.
Start Out Right
U-CAM students meet with an academic coach for a pre-advising and intake session prior to registration.
Incoming first-year U-CAM students arrive a week prior to classes starting in Fall term. Get a head start by moving into the residence halls, purchasing books, and becoming familiar with the SOU campus. A four-day course covers the transition to college life, academic success strategies, effective use of campus resources, and, as appropriate, an introduction to the accommodation process and assistive technology at SOU. This course is required for U-CAM participants. Fun and engaging afternoon and evening activities provide opportunities to get to know SOU students participating in other pre-sessions.
Keep On Track
Term Success Plan
Students set quarterly individualized goals and create a Term Success Plan (TSP). Weekly sessions with your Academic Coach help you check your progress and implement new strategies.
You will meet weekly with an Academic Coach. One-on-one sessions cover short and long-term goal setting, TSP progress checks, problem solving, and self-evaluation. The coach suggests skills and strategies specific to your individual needs. If needed, the Academic Coach will also refer you to other campus and community resources.
Mid-term Progress Checks
Don't wait until the end of the term to know how you're doing! With your Academic Coach, create mid-term progress checks that help you determine what is working - and not working - for you while you still have time to make corrections if you need to do so.
Learn New Skills and Strategies
Supplemental Instruction in Writing
Many students need additional support in learning college-level writing skills. As a part of U-CAM, you'll have weekly access to supplemental instruction in writing. Classes are taught by professional staff in the Academic Support Program computer lab and assistive technology is available.
Weekly Workshop Series
U-CAM offers a series of optional workshops determined by student needs. Topics may include stress management and anxiety, time management, organization, research, note-taking strategies, and sleep and wellness. U-CAM supports you as a whole student! Check out this term's workshops to see what's going on now.
Additional tutoring may be available upon request for an additional fee.