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Office of Educational Access

How Do We Help Students?

Accommodation Assessments & Documentation

Any Shorter College student, faculty or staff member with a documented disability is eligible to receive a Letter of Accommodation. A Letter of Accommodation ensures that you receive federally mandated campus, class and work accommodations. These accommodations ensure that you are successful at school or work. Common accommodations for students include extended test time, additional days to submit assignments, use of assistive technology and more.

To set up an appointment reach out to the Office of Educational Access via phone at 501-374-6305 ext. 232, via email at kwilliams@shortercollege.edu or stop by the office in the Sherman Tyree Building Room 100d.

Student Success Planning 

Students with documented disabilities can set up follow-up appointments from 30 minutes to 1 hour. During the meeting, the Office of Educational Access (OEA) staff will meet with the student to ensure they are on track for being academically successful and provide community and campus resources to improve educational outcomes. OEA Staff will work with the student to create a Success Plan. The success plan will identify goals and objectives for the student to achieve to assist with ultimately graduating.

To set up an appointment reach out to the Office of Educational Access via phone at 501-374-6305 ext. 232, via email at kwilliams@shortercollege.edu or stop by the office in the Sherman Tyree Building Room 100d.

Student Led Support Groups 

Our goal at the Office of Educational Access is to ensure that students have a place to be heard and connect with other students facing similar life situations. Student-led support groups meet 2 times monthly via Zoom. No staff outside of the Office of Educational Access are invited to join, so students can discuss life and educational difficulties freely and openly. Please find the information below to join an upcoming support group

Anchor Support Group 

Description: If you are a student in the Shorter College Anchor program, we invite you to join this support group to discuss reentry into society, sobriety, forging connections to community resources and MORE. This is a judgement free zone.

 

Meeting Days: 

Sept 13, 2022 October 11, 2022 November 8, 2022 Dec 13, ,2022
Jan (No Meeting) February 14, 2023 March 14, 2023 April 11, 2023

 

Click Here to Join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemvqzgtGtZvO-aKvSsMZp_SM1VmkEyC

 

Mental Health Support Group 

Description: Mental health plays a significant role in the Success of Shorter College students. Whether you are adjusting to new circumstances or have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, this group is for you. This is a safe place for you to “vent”, learn coping skills and get connected to professional resources to ensure that you effortlessly manage your mental health. This is a judgement free zone.

 

Meeting Days: 

Sept 27, 2022 October 25, 2022 November 22, 2022 December (None)
January 24, 2023 February 28, 2023 March 28, 2023 April 25, 2023

 

Click Here to Join

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemvqzgtGtZvO-aKvSsMZp_SM1VmkEyC

 

Single Parent Support Group 

Description: Being a parent is HARD! Add that on top of going to school, working full/part time and managing life’s everyday struggles. This group provides a safe place for single parents to get “real” and discuss hardships. It takes a village to raise a child, so come and find your village at the next support group meeting. This is a judgement free zone.

 

Meeting Days: 

Sept 20, 2022 October 18, 2022 November 15, 2022 December (None)
January 17, 2023 February 21, 2023 March 21, 2023 April 18, 2023

 

Click Here to Join

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemvqzgtGtZvO-aKvSsMZp_SM1VmkEyC

 

 

General Student Support Group 

Description: Everyone needs a “safe space” to release! This support group is PERFECT for any student who doesn’t feel they fit into the single parent, mental health or anchor category. Bring your everyday struggles to the support group and find a positive outlet with your fellow students. This is a judgement free zone.

Meeting Days:

Sept 6, 2022 October 4th November 1, 2022 Dec 6, 2022
Jan (No Meeting) February 7, 2023 March 7, 2023 April 4, 2023

 

Click Here to Join

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemvqzgtGtZvO-aKvSsMZp_SM1VmkEyC

 

 

Resource Connections

Sometimes students and staff find it difficult to get connected to the resources they need. We assist with establishing connections to the following resources and more.

 

We can connect you to:

Medical Care

Mental Health Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

SNAP/TEA Benefits

& MORE

 

We can’t help you if we don’t know you’re in need. Reach out to the Office of Educational Access via phone at 501-374-6305 ext. 232, via email at kwilliams@shortercollege.edu or stop by the office in the Sherman Tyree Building Room 100d.

 

Office of Educational Access Events

In the near future, we hope to have an “Access Day”. This day will host events for Shorter College students and staff with and without disabilities to learn more about resources and important information on how to be successful las a student or staff member with a disability. You will learn about key on-campus and community resources to use for yourself or pass along to family and friends with disabilities

 

Online Study Groups

The goal of the Office of Educational Access is to ensure that students with disabilities graduate at the same rate or higher than those without disabilities. To ensure your path to graduation, academic success is a must. Many students with disabilities struggle academically in silence. These online study groups provide a digital place where you can connect with your peers and get virtual assistance with classes. Local and distance students are welcome to use this service and it is FREE to Shorter College Students.

 

Students are able to chat, video chat, play music during their study session, set tasks to complete and MORE. Study rooms are virtually available 24/7. Each class has a specific time

 

We have a study group for the following subjects

 

Math Study Group 

Classes Addressed: Accelerated Basic Math, Basic Math, College Algebra

Join Here: https://fiveable.me/invite/HwWG938y1?id=NjJmMjZiMWNkM2JhYjE1NGZkZDQ3N2Jk

 

Subject Study Group Days Study Group Times
Accelerated Basic Math MWF 8am-12pm
Basic Math T/Th 10am-2pm
College Algebra MWF 1pm-5pm

 

English Study Group

Classes Addressed: Accelerated Reading, Accelerated Writing, Composition 1, Composition 2

Join Here: https://fiveable.me/invite/p1qQqZ_qR?id=NjJmMjZiMWNkM2JhYjE1NGZkZDQ3N2Jk

 

Subject Study Group Days Study Group Times
Accelerated Reading MWF 8am-12pm
Accelerated Writing T/Th 8am-12pm
Composition 1 MWF 1pm-5pm
Composition 2 T/Th 1pm-5pm

 

 

Science Study Group

Classes Addressed: Physical Science, Biology

Join Here: https://fiveable.me/invite/AI2PUrg7a?id=NjJmMjZiMWNkM2JhYjE1NGZkZDQ3N2Jk

 

Subject Study Group Days Study Group Times
Physical Science MWF 1pm-5pm
Biology T/Th 1pm-5pm

 

History Study Group

Classes Addressed: World Literature, US Government & Politics, American History

Join Here: https://fiveable.me/invite/oGjEMyrGq?id=NjJmMjZiMWNkM2JhYjE1NGZkZDQ3N2Jk

 

Subject Study Group Days Study Group Times
World Literature MWF 8am-12pm
US Gov’t & Politics T/Th 8am-12pm
American History MWF 1pm-5pm
Philosophy & Religion T/Th 1pm-5pm

 

General Study Group

No specific classes addressed. Can be used for digital student meetings to collaborate on classwork in a group setting

Join Here: https://fiveable.me/invite/DmcKqZQg4?id=NjJmMjZiMWNkM2JhYjE1NGZkZDQ3N2Jk

 

Visit the Office of Educational Access activity calendar page for the study group schedule.