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Evening Program Student Services
Advising - Our Personal Touch
Our most important ratio is 1:1. We promise personal attention and individual relationships from the enrollment process through graduation. Prior to the start of every term, evening students experience 1:1 advising with an advisor to determine class schedules. Advising is conducted on scheduled advisement nights or via email for added convenience. And, of course, specially arranged appointments can be made to suit your schedule.
Orientation for New Evening Students for a Smooth Transition
To assure successful entry into the educational experience in our Evening Program at TWC, new students are required to participate in an orientation session. The purpose of the orientation session is to acclimate and familiarize new evening students with the services, resources, policies and procedures of the College and the ME Degree Evening Program. A number of items are discussed and reviewed including the College catalog and website, the advisement process, student's on-line library access and library resources, and other campus resources for adult learners. Students interested in earning credit through prior learning are required to attend a separate session. Examination/testing procedures, portfolio guidelines, and other prior learning evaluation procedures along with their connection to the American Council on Education (ACE) and Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) standards and guidelines will be provided.
Tennessee Wesleyan is a place where faculty and staff know students on a first name basis. You will receive solid support from our qualified faculty and staff. In the Evening Program, our average class size sits 10 and the TWC's student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Small classes allow students the opportunity to network, form bonds and share similar learning experiences. Our state-of the-art tools allow TWC to be on the cutting edge of teaching technology.
On the evening of orientation and the first night of class, a final registration/check-in event is held at the campus late in the afternoon. Registration is completed by finalizing payment arrangements with the Business Office to confirm your schedule along with the purchase of textbooks through the campus bookstore. Representatives will be available from various TWC offices including Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Business Office, the Registrar, and the Bookstore to support you during the registration process. Throughout the semester, the Evening Program staff work extended office hours to accommodate the busy schedules of the evening students who are comprised of mostly working adults. This provides them the opportunity to have face to face communications should needs arise.
The Academic Success Center offers free tutoring for many courses. Students enjoy free access to the Internet from any one of the several convenient computer labs on campus or wireless access points in the Library, Student Center and other central areas. The Merner Pfeiffer Library's online computer catalog system connects students to resources all over the world and allows access to hundreds of digital and multimedia resources whether a student is located at our Cleveland or Knoxville sites or working on a personal computer from home. The Career Services Center provides direction to current students and alumni on résumé writing, employment searches and interview techniques.
Campus Activities for ME Students
Opportunities abound at TWC for musical, dramatic, athletic, religious, social, and professional activities even for our non-traditional students. We hope that our ME students will engage in campus activities as time permits and that they will bring their families to some events. The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at Tennessee Wesleyan focuses on service and leadership as stated in the mission of the College. While the ME evening students are not required to fulfill a specific number of service hours as a degree requirement, service learning is incorporated into the first course completed in the core curriculum and evening students are welcome to participate in any community service projects coordinated by TWC.
A professional organization on campus that ME students are encouraged to join is Phi Beta Lambda. The purpose of this national organization is to increase awareness of local business and business leaders and the responsibility they hold in the community. Guest speakers present on a vast array of business topics at the monthly lunch meeting normally held on the second Tuesday of the month. Members are given the opportunity to attend the annual national convention if they qualify. Fundraisers are held to provide the fnancial resources needed to fund a portion of the students' expenses for the trip.
The Business Administration Department and the Career Services Department team up each year in the spring to hold a Career Fair for the business students. Evening students wanting to change careers will have a terrific opportunity to network with potential employers. Some evening students who are currently unemployed may have a chance to land a permanent position or an internship in order to gain valuable experience in their actual field of study.