2022-2023 Course Catalog

Office of Academic & Accessibility Resources (OAAR)

Chatham University is committed to ensuring that education is accessible, equitable, and inclusive of all individuals with a desire to learn. The Office of Academic & Accessibility Resources (OAAR) has multiple purposes, all with the goal of helping students achieve their educational objectives. Services offered include:

  • Support services for students needing accommodations for documented conditions and disabilities (temporary or permanent)
  • General academic support including free tutoring, writing specialists, and workshops to improve study skills, time management, etc.
  • Offering courses to provide structured academic support, especially for First-Year students including:
    • IND101 Foundations of Learning: Theory & Application (1 cr, 7.5 weeks, offered every term)
      In this course, students will learn the science behind how our brains learn, the significance of a growth-mindset, and how to become creators of their own success through active learning. Additionally, students will learn practical and engaging strategies for note-taking, active reading, time management, test-taking, and other study strategies.
    • COR145 Foundations of Effective Writing (1 cr 15 weeks) Students enrolled in ENG105 are required to take this course, unless they meet a minimum score on an exemption exam.
      This course is designed to provide writing support and instruction for any student enrolled in a writing-intensive course, including ENG105. Supplemental instruction focuses on the development of writing skills necessary for successful completion of the College Seminar and applicable to other courses across the curriculum.

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