Apr 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook DRAFT 
    
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook DRAFT

Student Support and Academic Services


Student Support Services Academic Support Services
    CARE Team     Test Preparation Services
    Disability Services     Tutoring and Lab Services
    Veteran Services  

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Student Support Services

Career & Student Resource Services

 The Career Center and Student Resource Center provides services for students, including job placement, career interest tests, work-study information, transfer resources, and select grant support services, and an emergency aid program. Additional services include career related workshops on resume writing, interview skills, job search skills, and an annual job fair. Computers are available for students to research careers, make job inquiries and work on resumes., transfer and job inquiries.  More information is available at the Career and Resource Center.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Students experiencing issues regarding life adjustments may receive confidential personal/social adjustment counseling.Personal/Social adjustment counseling is provided on a confidential basis regarding issues of life adjustments which many college students experience.  Students can communicate with the Counselor in person, via phone or through email.  Mental Health resources are located Health & Wellness - Mental Health Resources.

CARE (Consultation, Assessment, Resources, Education) Team
While interacting with students across the college, faculty and staff may be confronted with situations in which a student is displaying concerning behavior.  The CARE Team is designed to assist them. 

Behaviors of concern might be observed in a number of settings: in the classroom, at a service location or office, at an on-campus job, or during participation at an extracurricular activity.  By reporting behaviors that are concerning, the CARE Team will be able to reach out to students to intervene, provide support, and connect them with resources that can assist them.

Disability Services

Midland College does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in admission or access to its educational programs. The College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Services for students with disabilities are provided by the Counselor/Disability Specialist located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Medical documentation must be on file to qualify for services. Services may include assistance with the registration process, technical assistance with modification of course requirements, and referral to other appropriate campus and community resources. 

Students with disabilities are encouraged to notify the Counselor/Disability Specialist in advance regarding their need for services to allow arrangements to be in place at the beginning of each semester. Students who require sign language interpreters or materials from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic are asked to contact the Counselor/Disability Specialist as early as possible because these accommodations may require additional time to implement. Assistance may include but is not limited to note takers, scribes, tape recorders, alternative testing options, preferential seating or other appropriate accommodations.

Service animals and assistance/emotional support animals are not pets. They are an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Midland College is committed to compliance with state and federal laws regarding individuals with disabilities.  

Visit the Disability Services website for more information.

Veteran Services

Students eligible for federal VA education, Texas Hazlewood and State VA benefits should contact the Veteran Coordinator in the Veterans Resource Center located in Room 131 of the Scharbauer Student Center.

The Green Zone is a project on campus that identifies a safe zone for our veteran students who may need to vacate their classroom or other campus areas to get to a safe surrounding when they are feeling anxious or in need of assistance.  Green Zone stickers are located in the offices of participating faculty and staff. 

More information can be obtained on the Midland College website.

Academic Support Services

Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The LRC is a repository of materials that support the Midland College curricula. Special subject collections include health sciences and law. Materials are available for checkout with a current Midland College ID card. Library holdings are described in an electronic catalog, enabling author, title, subject, and keyword searches. Labs in the LRC provide desktop publishing, word processing and related software.

The LRC’s website (insert link) provides extensive information and support with links to the library catalog of holdings, extensive online databases, digital e-book collections, and links to hundreds of recommended wwebsites for many academic subjects.  Multidisciplinary electronic resources include databases published by EBSCO, Learning Express, Gale, Bowker, CredoRef, Stat!Ref and others, available to students both on- and off-campus. The LRC participates in TexShare, a statewide program for enhanced access to learning resources. The LRC’s website provides extensive information and support with links to the library catalog of holdings, extensive online databases, digital e-book collections, and links to hundreds of recommended websites for many academic subjects.Using Speedy Search, most electronic library resources, including e-books and e-journals, can be found.  The new digital magazine FLIPSTER features popular digitized titles.  All faculty and students, including dual credit, can access all databates through authentication by username and password.

The LRC participates in TexShare, a statewide program for enhanced access to learning resources.  Interlibrary loan is available to faculty and students.  Once located, items are typically shipped within two weeks.

Testing Services

The Testing Center, located in the Scharbauer Student Center and the WRTTC, offers an array of testing services for students. , Test offerings includeing the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA), the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), CLEP (Scharbauer Student Center location only), math placement tests, make-up tests, proctored exams for distance learning and Virtual College of Texas (VCT) courses, disability accomodations testing and a number of professional certification tests (please check with each Testing Center location for offerings).  Students needing the TSIA outside Texas can email the Testing Center at testing@midland.edu for information about off-site TSIA administration.
Visit the Testing Center website for more information.
 

Test Preparation Services

Midland College offers test preparation programs for the TOEFL, GED and TSIA.  These courses and workshops are designed to help you do your best.  Visit the Adult Education and Literacy and Developmental website for more information.

Tutoring and Lab Services

Midland College offers free tutoring and academic assistance to students who may be struggling with their course work.  Visit the lab and tutoring website for more information.