August 1, 2014

Activities and Special Events2

GET CONNECTED with MSCC Pride and with other students by engaging in cultural enrichment activities, empowerment workshops, field trips, social events and co-curricular activities which compliments the academic curriculum and promotes diversity, campus life and leisure balance.

Activities and Special Events

GET CONNECTED with MSCC Pride and with other students by engaging in cultural enrichment activities, empowerment workshops, field trips, social events and co-curricular activities which compliments the academic curriculum and promotes diversity, campus life and leisure balance.

Academic Probation / Suspension

Academic Probation

Students whose overall grade point averages (which include developmental and college level courses) fall below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation. In addition, students who attempt the same developmental or required core academic course two times and either fail or withdraw from the course will be placed on academic probation upon re-enrollment—regardless of GPA. A third unsuccessful attempt of the same course will place a student on academic suspension.

Students on academic probation must meet with the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services or designee to develop a plan of action to improve their grade point averages. Students on academic probation may be restricted to three to six credit hours per semester. Students who need twelve credit hours to receive full financial aid, to meet enrollment criteria for insurance coverage, to receive Arkansas Vocational Rehabilitation funds, or to meet international student visa requirements are cautioned to note this restriction. Students on academic probation from other colleges or universities who transfer to MSCC are also governed by this policy.

Academic probation will continue as long as students maintain a semester GPA of 2.00 or better on all courses taken until their overall grade point average equals 2.00 or better and the probationary status is removed.

 

Academic Suspension

Students will be suspended for a minimum of 15 weeks if

a. they fail to attain a 2.00 semester GPA during a probationary semester or

b. they fail to successfully complete (fail or withdraw from) a required developmental course or core academic course within three attempts.

Students will be referred to tutorial resources in the Learning Success Center or to the Adult Education program to help address their academic problems. When readmitted, they are placed on academic probation, and their enrollment may be restricted to required developmental or core courses which they have not previously completed successfully.

Students may re-enter after the suspension period has lapsed, under condition of academic probation for one semester, with approval of the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services.

Should a student fail to attain a 2.00 semester average during the semester of re-entry or should a student fail to successfully complete the designated developmental or core course that caused the suspension, a one-year suspension will ensue, followed by similar readmission requirements.

Credit taken at another college or university during the suspension period may not be transferred to MSCC for degree credit or included in the student’s overall grade point average.  Students on academic suspension from other colleges/universities who transfer to MSCC are also governed by this policy.

 

For more information about Academic Probation & Suspension at MSCC, please contact:

John Easley
Coordinator of Student Success Programs
Email:    jaeasley@midsouthcc.edu
Office:   870.733.6841

Student Code of Conduct

Mid-South Community College is committed to providing a living, learning environment for students in which they may grow both as students and as citizens. All students are expected to behave in a manner that is respectful of the rights of all other members of our community to live, to learn, to work and to teach in such an environment. Any behavioral problems by students will be addressed under this student discipline policy. Students who fail to maintain appropriate conduct may be asked to leave the academic community.”  Please take a moment to review the student code of conduct.

Learning Success Center

Located in the Reynolds Center, the Learning Success Center (LSC) serves as a one-stop location for student learning and information about support services. It provides a network of computers with applications and academic support software for student use with assistance provided by a supportive staff. The Center also offers students opportunities to work in groups or individually and to receive appropriate academic coaching. Students must present valid MSCC IDs for entry into the LSC. Faculty members, professional and student peer academic coaches offer services in most academic areas. Supplemental instruction, via video tapes or computer resources is also provided for mathematics, English, accounting, science, and computer applications, as well as
other courses.

The Learning Success Center also offers students the following services:

• Comprehensive computer lab
• Disability services
• Academic coaching
• Job placement and career guidance
• Admissions and transfer information
• Academic assistance to students on academic probation
• Assistance for students initiating the course drop and withdrawal process
• Minority Male Mentoring
LSC contact information: 870-733-6766

Standings

Each semester the Mid-South Community College Recreational Department awards the title of Recreational Participant of the year to the student who successfully participates in the most Recreational activities offered by the department. This page is regularly updated with the latest standings in that contest.

Rules

The rules for the various activities sponsored by the Recreational Department of Mid-South Community College are normally posted online in “Campus Cruiser” but can also be requested by email or in person through the Recreational Department which is located in the Learning Success Center on the MSCC campus.

ADIL

The Arkansas Delta Intramural League (ADIL) is a collection of like minded two-year institutions located in the Arkansas Delta region. The members of this organization include Arkansas Northeastern College (Blytheville, AR), East Arkansas Community College (EACC), Phillips Community College-University of Arkansas (PCCUA) and Mid-South Community College (MSCC). The ADIL helps to foster extramural and club level sports for students at these respective institutions. The sports that the ADIL participates in includes slow pitch softball, basketball, flag football and volleyball. For more information about eligibility and how to get involved contact the Recreation Department at Mid-South Community College.

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Tutorial Support

How Do I Make An Appointment?
Appointments can be scheduled online via Tutor Trac or by visiting the Learning Success Center; group and individual sessions are welcome. To schedule a standing appointment, please access a coaches’ calendar online via Tutor Trac. Tutor Trac is accessible via your Campus Cruiser dashboard. For drop-in coaching simply stop by the Learning Success Center and ask the front desk staff to assist you in seeing an available coach. The coaching schedule is available at the Learning Success Center front desk throughout the year. English coaches are located in the Learning Success Center and math coaches in Magruder Hall.

Are There Any other Resources Available for Tutoring?

Yes, there are other resources available! For example, Smarthinking is an online tutorial resource available to all students to access professional tutors online. This resource offers tutoring in various subject areas and only requires you to login online to access the site. The Smarthinking link is also accessible via your Campus Cruiser dashboard. The Learning Success Center also offers a collection of materials on study skills development which is available at no cost to you. This collection includes textbooks, videos and pamphlets. Textbooks and videos maybe checked-out but must be returned. Any of the coaches in the Learning Success Center can assist you study skills development. Where Can I Get More Information? Visit the Learning Success Center (South Campus, Reynolds Building) to see an academic coach or get additional information.

In addition, you may call the center at 870-733- 6766 or email rjjohnson@midsouthcc.edu