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Educational Support Services

Our office seeks to create a vital link between the University community and its undergraduate students, articulate the institution’s academic purposes, and help students understand and negotiate the institution’s academic rules, regulations, and requirements.

Educational Support Services coordinates a variety of areas including:


  • to assist students in developing meaningful education plans by coordinating advisors and mentor support personnel who help students plan, select courses, schedule, and register for classes.
  • to promote academic advising by providing appropriate resources, information, and support so that undergraduate students may learn to take a proactive role in the academic advising process, and thereby empowering themselves to become capable of making informed decisions regarding the selection of appropriate courses based on their individual interests and abilities.
  • to provide academic support for student success through meetings and academic support contracts.
  • to help undergraduate students fulfill their educational objectives and achieve their academic goals.

Meet the Academic coaches

Academic Coaches

Emilie Carpenter

Academic Success Coach

Molly Frakes

Academic Success Coach, Educational Support Services

B.S. University of Evansville

Tammy Stewart

Academic Success Coach, Educational Support Services

Tammy Stewart is an academic success coach for AU's Educational Support Services. She lives in Middletown, Indiana, with her husband, and they have five adult children. Tammy and her husband enjoy traveling on their Harley, hiking, and camping. Family is important to her and she is looking forward to having grandchildren and spoiling them. As an adult, Tammy went back to school at Anderson University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a minor in family science.

Email: tdstewart@anderson.edu 

Office number: 765-641-3744

Keith Willis

Assistant Director of Student Success, Educational Support Services

ASPIRE Checklist

Our advising model is called ASPIRE. It encourages students to consider professional skills and experiences while enrolled in college.

The checklist includes:

  • attending the majors fair
  • creating a four-year plan
  • using Handshake
  • creating a resume
  • creating a LinkedIn profile
  • identifying internships, practicums, and volunteering opportunities

View the complete checklist.

    Academic Notice

    Students may be dropped from the university at any time when excessive class absences or academic performance indicates inability or unwillingness to achieve normal progress toward a degree. Typically, however, students not in good academic standing are placed on academic probation for a maximum of two consecutive semesters.

    To be in good academic standing, students must maintain the following standards:

    Hours Earned GPA
    1-29 1.6
    30-59 1.8
    60 or more 2.0

    In general students on academic notice may not participate in any extracurricular activities. The provost has the final authority over the conditions placed upon students on academic probation.

    All students on academic notice are expected to develop and sign an academic support contract before attending classes. The academic support contract may include but is not limited to, such items as study assistance, limits on work commitments, housing, course load, and class attendance.

    Students not achieving acceptable standards are barred from returning to Anderson University for a period of at least one semester. Students who are readmitted, after having been barred once, are expected to attain a 2.00 current GPA in their next 12 hours and must continue to achieve or make substantial progress toward the stated minimal standards in order to continue. If they are barred again, it will be for at least two years. Any subsequent readmission will be regarded as a final opportunity to continue studies at Anderson University.

    The provost may request the barring appeals committee to review and make recommendations regarding cases when necessary. Extenuating circumstances may justify the continuation of students whose cumulative grade point average falls below the stated standards.

    ALPHA Program

    Anderson University believes that all students deserve a fair chance to succeed. We know success depends on students being prepared to meet the rigors of college-level study, and the ALPHA program is designed to support students who have the potential to succeed but have not fully developed the skills necessary for success in college.

    In considering new student applications, the committee for admissions carefully reviews academic records, scholastic aptitude scores, and recommendations. Based upon these factors, we may accept students conditionally for participation in the ALPHA program. As part of the program, students are expected to participate in an orientation designed to help them get ready before the beginning of classes.

    During the fall semester, students in this program are limited to enrolling for no more than 12-15 hours, though we recommend 15. In addition, these students must enroll in LART 1010 (Strategies for Academic Success), a three-credit-hour course focusing on academic, study, and life skills necessary for success in college.

    For more information, contact Dianna Stankiewicz, Director of Learning Assistance at djstankiewicz@anderson.edu or (765) 641-4227.




      (765) 641-3991

      Educational  Support Services Student Desk


      Office Hours

      8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      Monday – Friday


      Staff members in multiple locations

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