Educational Support Services

Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence

The Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence (KACE) is committed to helping students achieve their full academic potential through relationships, collaboration, and accessibility.

KACE offers both group and individual tutoring sessions to help students excel in their classes. Our qualified staff and tutors provide support in various subjects, including writing, reading, and learning strategies tailored to each student’s specific class. KACE also provides workshops focused on basic skills for academic success and personalized academic counseling.

All students enrolled at Anderson University are eligible to benefit from our services without any fees. We respect and value the diversity of students’ experiences and believe that they can further their own learning while also acting as a resource for each other.

Spiritual life at Anderson
"The faculty and staff at AU gave me skills that develop me as a person because I have grown so much in the past four years at AU. I feel like at AU, I didn't just get the cookie-cutter education like at most schools because my professors helped with everyday life problems — not just in the classroom. They truly care about who I am and want me to be successful."
Vickie Nguyen

Former KACE Tutor



Our services are based on a respect for the diversity of students’ experiences and on the belief that students can further their own learning while acting as a resource for each another. We strive to be a place where students can feel supported in achieving their academic goals and empowered to help one another.


The KACE offers individual counseling to help students improve their academic performance.. Students may drop in or make an appointment. Topics often addressed during these appointments include:

  • time management
  • reading comprehension
  • procrastination
  • motivation
  • learning strategies enhancement


KACE has a small lab reserved for the exclusive use of Anderson University students, faculty, and staff.

  • 5 pentium computers
  • Novell network with access to personal network drive plus student-shared drive and access to email and Internet

Refer to the ITS helpdesk ( for more information on printing and campus computer labs.

ONLINE RESOURCES:  Submit your paper for tutoring

Auido-Visual Materials:

Computer Lab

  • Word Processing with spell & grammar check
  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet/Email
  • GRE Power Prep–General & Math

Audio Tapes

  • How to Improve Your Listening
  • How to Take Notes Using Your Whole Brain
  • How to Study Your Textbook (3 tapes with booklet)
  • How to Ace Tests
  • How to Reduce Test Anxiety
  • Effective Reading/15 Memory Techniques
  • Mega Memory (16 lessons with booklet)
  • Critical Thinking
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (4 tapes)

Becoming a Master Student

  1. First Step/Time
  2. Memory/Reading
  3. Notes/Tests
  4. Creating/Relationships
  5. Health/Money
  6. Resources/What Next

Academic Survival Tips for Student-Athletes

  1. Time Management
  2. The Academic Game Plan
  3. Listening
  4. Note taking
  5. Passing Tests
  6. Life After Sports


  • Making A’s in College (2 videos with handbook)
  • This Way to an A: Effective Study Skills
    • Part I–Procrastination, Organize, Time, Concentration, Memory, Notes
    • Part II–Reading, Study, Memory, Tests, Test Anxiety
  • This Way to an A: Effective Study Skills
  • Where There’s a Will, There’s an A
  • Test-taking without Fear
  • Improving Your Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Transitions to Postsecondary Learning

Academic Success Skills Series

  • Lecture Note taking
  • Unraveling the Textbook Maze
  • Increasing Reading Efficiency: Rate and Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • How Do I Know What to Study?
  • Guidelines for Taking a Multiple-Choice Exam
  • How Do I Show What I Know?
  • Staying Focused: Improve Your Motivation and Concentration

Becoming a Master Student Power Processes

  • PP#2–Be Here Now
  • PP#3–Love Your Problems, Experience Your Barriers
  • PP#5–You Create It All
  • PP#11–Find a Bigger Problem

Textbook Study Guides

  • ACCT 2010–Principles of Accounting (software)
  • MATH 1000–Basic Algebra (Chapt. 1-9 videos)
  • POSC 2100–The Challenge of Democracy (software)

Contact Us

We’re dedicated to your success at AU.


Keith Willis
Director of Student Success and Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence (KACE)

(765) 641-4227


Anderson University
Nicholson Library
Main Floor

Office Hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday