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ENHANCING ONLINE LEARNING AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

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Albany Technical College was awarded the Predominantly Black Institute (PBI) Grant from the Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to enhance online learning and student support services. By enhancing services, we hope to improve educational outcomes for all students.

The goal of the grant is to: (1) strengthen the design and delivery of online courses; (2) provide faculty professional development workshops on best practices in online course pedagogy; and (3) provide online student support services and self­service tools such as tutoring, academic advising, financial aid services, library resources, and other services afforded to on­-campus students.

The project is designed to improve the quality of learning and promote a more engaging and interactive environment through the redesign of online courses, further strengthening the priority of achieved student success. We also aim to improve online course retention and completion by assisting students with online student support services and self­-service tools. Finally, the project intends to increase faculty involvement in online instruction and better prepare faculty to teach in the online environment.

PBI Project Contact

Danon Holmes
PBI Program Manager
(229) 430­-5294
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Academic Advisement Center

The center will be the academic hub for Student Success Coaches, Online Tutors, Academic Advisors, and Peer Mentors who contribute to the online learning experience.

PBI Grant two students studying in libraryStudent Success Coaches

Success coaching is a proactive practice that helps students determine and achieve educational goals. The coaching relationship enables and supports students to make the best use of their own motivations, environment, knowledge, purpose, and external resources. Success coaching provides appropriate, intentional contact to support students in establishing and attaining goals. Not all students will engage the services of a success coach, but for those that do, success coaching works to ensure positive student experiences and outcomes. A success coach offers numerous services, including the following:

  • welcoming students to their online courses the week before classes begin;
  • staying in continuous contact via phone, email and other social media services;
  • monitor student activity levels and overall progress;
  • connecting students to the resources available to them when they have questions;
  • helping students to cope with the many demands of college life.

Online Tutors

Online tutors are available in an array of subjects and topics to help you wherever you need. You'll work live with tutors in a virtual session or you can stop by our Academic Achievement Center and meet with a tutor in person. Online tutoring has the advantage of availability when students need and are ready for it. We know from research that learning opportunities offered when students are most receptive create the best academic outcomes. Moreover, non­traditional students benefit from online tutoring, which provides support when they need it, leaving them free to tend to family and work obligations during the hours that traditional tutoring centers are available. For all students, having one­on­one tutoring support available as they're preparing for tests, writing papers, or working on homework assignments has been proven to be academically beneficial.

Academic Advisors

Students seeking degrees online are provided with personalized "degree roadmaps" that are developed specifically for them by ATC Academic Advisors. Academic Advisors help students:

  • by making course selection recommendations;
  • by providing advice regarding course equivalency substitutions, prerequisites, and academic requirements (university, school/college, and department);
  • and by monitoring progress and reaching out to provide assistance.

Peer Mentors

Other students who successfully passed online courses add value to the online experience. Contact with other students may be through group projects, discussion boards, chat rooms, or email.


PBI Program Director
Danon Holmes
(229) 430-5294
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Instructional Designer
Marcia Poulos
(229) 430­-5308
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Instructional Design Specialist
Andrew Lenard
(229) 430­-5301
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Student Success Coach
Carrie King
(229) 430­-5296
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Student Success Coach
Danton Wims
(229) 430­-5307
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Campus Bookstore

About the Campus Bookstore

Albany Technical College Campus Bookstore is a local bookstore serving the students, faculty and staff of Albany Technical College with pride since 1961. Our primary goal is to ensure students are able to obtain the course materials they need at reasonable prices. We also provide many other items to support your academic career and school spirit. Please browse our website or stop by our store anytime!

Hours of Operation

Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Closed for lunch daily 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location

1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
229-430-3512
Fax: 229-430-1895
Located in Freedom Hall

Phillip Monfort

Bookstore Coordinator
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Albany Technical College recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment in which the education and personal accomplishments of its members can be fully realized. As a campus community, we all share in a collective responsibility to ensure our own personal safety and security, as well as that of others, and of our property.

Download Albany Tech's Emergency Procedure

Download Albany Tech's Campus Security & Crime Statistics 2012-2014 

Download Albany Tech's Complete Security Plan / 2016 Annual Security Report

Download Albany Tech's 2017 Annual Security Report

 

OVERVIEW OF CAMPUS SAFETY & SECURITY

In accordance with the guidelines established by Albany Technical College and pursuant to federal law, identified as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (Attachment I), all currently enrolled students, campus employees, and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Clery Campus Security Report (“Clery Report”). The report contains crime statistics about specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to Albany Technical College Police Department in Albany, Georgia and/or campus security authorities over the past three years.

For protection of the campus community, Albany Technical College maintains police presence on campus at all times. Albany Technical College premises are protected by the Albany Technical College Police Department and by Dynamic Security (for after-hours coverage). Campus Police Officers are certified law enforcement officers with full powers of arrest. Police Officers actively patrol the campus and learning centers, issue citations, investigate crime, and provide assistance as needed. It is the administration and the Police Officers' responsibility to enforce Georgia law and campus rules. The College maintains an excellent working relationship with city and state law enforcement authorities for crime reporting and investigation purposes.

For police assistance on the Albany Technical College campus, faculty, staff, students, and visitors should contact campus security at 229.430.1727. After business hours and/or holidays, persons in need of Police assistance may contact Dynamic Security at 229.809.6545 or 911. On the following learning centers, persons in need of police assistance should dial the Police Department by dialing the telephone number indicated below, or 911.

Baker County Adult Learning Center 229.734.5331
Calhoun County Adult Learning Center 229.835.2323
Clay County Adult Learning Center 229.768.2505
Lee County Adult Learning Center 229.759.6012
Randolph County Adult Learning Center 229.732.2323
Terrell County Adult Learning Center 229.995.4414

 

As students, employees or guests, you can, to a great extent, add to or detract from our efforts to keep criminal activity on the campuses to a minimal level. To that end, here are a few safety tips, which we hope you will read and follow:

>DO Report all crimes or suspicious activity to campus security or the police.

>DO Mark personal property such as books, calculators, cell phones, adaptive equipment, etc., with a secret pin number or some form of identification.

>DO Protect your personal property just as you would protect your money or other valuables.

>DON’T leave personal items unattended, including books, jewelry and backpacks.

>DON’T leave valuable items on or in your car.

>DON’T leave purses in desks or file cabinets unless they are locked.

>DON’T leave personal items unattended on restroom vanities.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

In accordance with Public Law 101-226, Section 22, Albany Technical College declares itself a Drug and Alcohol-Free campus. No student may engage in the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the College’s property or as part of any of its sponsored activities. Such lawful activity may be considered grounds for serious punitive action, including expulsion. The policy extends to vehicles, as well as clinical affiliates. Specifically, in the case of a drug-related offense, the student shall be suspended for the remainder of the semester and forfeit any academic credit for that period.

WEAPONS POLICY

It is unlawful for an individual to bring, possess or have under such person’s control any explosive compound, firearm or knife designed for the purpose of offense or defense while on the Albany Tech campuses. The provisions of this policy also include, but are not limited to, any function or event of, or at any of the State’s Technical Colleges, its campuses, satellites, buildings, vehicles or involving its employees or students. Having a license to carry a pistol is no justification under this policy. However, these provisions do not apply to those persons who are specifically exempted by law, including school personnel who are authorized to carry weapons, including campus police or security officers, state or federal prosecuting attorneys, federal law enforcement officers and public safety directors.

Additional Information

For more information about these policies, please refer to the Student Handbook.

*Campus Security and Crime Statistics are updated in October of each calendar year.

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Albany Technical College is now available for your Android and iPhone in their respective App stores. 

Keep up with your grades and class schedule right from your phone. Just log in with your student ID and pin to start using this app to keep up with your status at Albany Technical College.

This app is intended for current and former students of Albany Technical College. Non-students can view non-protected areas, but you must have a student ID to access the protected areas. For information on becoming a student at Albany Technical College, please call 229.430.3520 and tell the representative you were referred by the ATC mobile app.



For Android devices
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For iPhones and iOS enabled devices
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