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Academic Support

  1. Academic and Career Advising
  2. Aspire
  3. Center for Writing
  4. Computer Labs and Technology Classrooms
  5. Mason Library
  6. Math Center
  7. Peer Led Learning

Academic and Career Advising

(First Floor Elliot Center) Academic and Career Advising department (ACA) supports students in the transition to Keene State College, in the clarification of academic focus and major, and in the successful translation of their academic credentials as preparation for life after the college experience. Services include: advising for undeclared students , walk-in advising for students during course registration, advising for students in academic difficulty, advising for transfer students, advising in resume development, job search techniques and graduate school exploration, Kiosk computers for career exploration and online registration, Forms and information about academic procedures and policies, Information on earning Life Experience/Portfolio credit.


(First Floor Elliot Center) Aspire provides academic support services to Keene State College students. Aspire activities are designed to improve student success by offering content specific tutoring, advising, advocacy, career counseling, cultural activities, economic literacy education, financial aid assistance, graduate school assistance, mentoring, note taking strategies, textbook reading, time management and organizational support. Aspire’s Educational Counselors support students to develop the tools they need to not only survive college, but thrive.

Center for Writing

The Center for Writing (81 Blake Street) promotes effective writing and thinking by offering a variety of services for both students and faculty. We work with students to improve their writing and with faculty to support their effectiveness as teachers of writing. Through this collective effort, the Center acts as an advocate for strengthening the role of writing in our academic community.

Students can stop by our office or call (603) 358-2412 to schedule one-on-one tutoring appointments. Trained peer tutors support students with any aspect of writing, from interpreting an assignment to coming up with ideas, and organizing, revising, and polishing a draft. In addition to working with students in the Center, tutors conduct in-class workshops.

Please visit our website for more information.

Computer Labs and Technology Classrooms

Keene State College provides technology-enabled classrooms, public and specialized computing labs on campus. Computing labs are important campus gathering places and can provide access to essential technologies not always available on students’ personally owned computers, such as laser printers, digital scanners, or specialized software.

Many academic areas of study have computer labs with specialized hardware/software equipment. Students use these labs to create, manage, and deliver technology and media projects in the same professional environment found in many of today’s companies and industries. The public Computing Cluster is located in the Mason Library and follows the hours of the library. It provides access to desktop computers, digital scanner, specialized software and printers. The Mason Library has laptops for loan to students to use within the library for academic purposes.

All KSC classrooms are media enhanced and include all or some of the following: wireless access, ceiling mounted data projector, pull down screen, DVD player, Smartcart with laptop connection and/or permanently installed PC and Eno/Smartboards. This setup allows KSC students and faculty to make technology an integral part of the instructional environment.

Mason Library

The Wallace E. Mason Library offers space, materials and services in support of the College’s students and academic programs. The Library staff provides services including assistance accessing resources and instruction that focuses on critical thinking and use of information. We strive to create an environment that supports intellectual development and also welcomes students with varied study space, convenient hours, technology.

Mason Library is proud to share resources with the Keene Public Library (KPL). A KSC ID can be used to borrow KPL materials by visiting the library or having items delivered to campus.

Visit the Library web site for the most current hours and policies.

Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

(First floor Mason Library) The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is one of the nation’s leading educational centers for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Cohen Center provides public programs and educational resources for the study of the Holocaust and genocidal violence with the goal of inspiring students and other citizens to take responsibility for promoting human dignity and civic responsibility while confronting the escalating violence that leads to atrocity and genocide. The Center maintains an outstanding library collection that includes over 6000 scholarly volumes, digital access to the Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive as well as Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. In addition, the Center holds a number of historical artifacts housed in the Mason Library Archive. These special materials are available to members of the college community and may be used on site by those who use the facilities of the Cohen Center and/or the Library.

The Cohen Center is a collegial partner with the academic department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies supporting the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate program in this distinctive subject area.

For more information about the Cohen Center call 358-2490 or visit the Center’s web site at <>. For information about the academic program contact the department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies through the Cohen Center or by visiting the department’s web site at

Math Center

(88 Winchester Street) The Math Center is a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for learning mathematics. Our peer tutors, peer course assistants (PCAs), and course-specific assessment exams can help students succeed from the very beginning of their math study at Keene State.

Tutoring at the Math Center is a drop-in service for students who have questions about quantitative concepts taught in math classes or classes with a quantitative component. Students may come in with specific questions to ask the tutor, or to just do their work and know that the tutor is there to help.

Math peer tutors are available to work with students on the math portion of the Praxis CORE Exam or the Praxis Subject Mathematics Subtest. Students who are interested in working with a tutor can either stop by the Math Center during drop-in hours or request a one-on-one tutor. In addition, mock math Praxis exams will be offered multiple times throughout the semester for students who would like to simulate the testing environment. The mock exams contain examples of content students are likely to see on the actual exams. Please visit for more information.

The Math Center staff administers exams and quizzes for individual faculty members within the mathematics department as well as proficiency and assessment exams for individual courses. Students who need to take an exam or quiz at the Math Center should call 358-2023 to make an appointment.

Peer Led Learning

All academic student support services in one place

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Ownership: Student Handbook, Dean of Students
Last Modified: Apr 26, 2019 –
Categories: Student Support
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