Student Academic Support Services

OASIS is committed to providing academic support systems which are devoted to student retention, graduation, and professional success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs (STEM). Academic support programs provide additional resources for STEM majors both in and out of the classroom.

Student Academic Support Services

The academic rigor of STEM programs dictates the necessity for resources which provide practical and application-based learning opportunities as well as faculty mentoring for students. In collaboration with HMCSE faculty, the following academic support services are designed to encourage success and are provided at no cost to students.


Recitation is a required component for several mathematics and physics courses. Students will utilize a weekly class meeting to practice skills learned in lecture.


Workshops are designed for students to solve problems using techniques learned during lecture courses. Under the leadership of faculty, workshops are lead by student facilitators on a weekly basis to reinforce classroom knowledge.  Workshops are optional although most faculty offer incentives for attendance.  Workshops are currently offered for most 1000/2000 level mathematics courses.  The workshop schedule is included in your course syllabus. For a downloadable version of the schedule, please view the Fall 2017 Workshops Schedule.


Tutoring services are provided in a variety of subjects and locations on campus.  Tutoring is available in general education courses as well as many of the STEM programs. To access tutoring services, locations, and contact information, please visit the Tutoring Services page. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics provides individual tutoring for UWF students for most 1000/2000 level mathematics courses. For a downloadable version of the schedule, please view the Tutoring Lab Schedule. Tutoring is also offered by the Department of Biology for students taking BSC 2010/2011, please view the Biology Tutoring Schedule.

Professional Development Academy

Professional preparation is key to career training and development. The Professional Development Academy strives to provide educational experiences for students to be successful in the STEM world. To ensure STEM majors are trained and qualified to enter the workforce, students need access to workforce readiness programs and resources which provide real world experiences.  In an effort to create these experiences, OASIS has collaborated with Career Services and academic departments.


Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are a student-facilitated academic support program designed to help students improve your performance and retention in specific courses. PASS is attached to courses to provide students with a systematic and disciplined approach for processing the course material assigned by the professor. During these sessions, the peer leader uses interactive learning strategies which encourage involvement, comprehension, and synthesis of course content in a group setting.

PASS are free, voluntary, and open to the entire student population of each designated course regardless of their knowledge or ability level. PASS are held in the OASIS section of the Pace Library on the first floor.

Fall 2017 supported courses are:

  •     BSC 2010
  •     CHM 2045

For a downloadable version of the schedule, please view the Biology and Chemistry Tutoring Schedule.

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