Turning Points is a college required, weekly, intensive academic support program for some undergraduate students who have been reinstated to Ohio University. Students are required to participate during the first semester in which they reenroll.
Turning Points advisors provide students with a structured series of modules on topics including time management, college-level reading, study skills, learning styles, memory skills, concentration, procrastination, utilizing course instructors and test preparation.
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Turning Points advisors are dedicated full- and part-time professionals in the Allen Student Advising Center who are trained to assist students in improving their academic performance.
Students who are required by their colleges to participate in Turning Points must sign their colleges' reinstatement contracts. The terms of the contract include a requirement to participate in the Turning Points Program. These students are assigned to a Turning Points advisor, and must also sign an Allen Student Advising Center Turning Points contract.
Advisors provide weekly reports of their student meetings to the colleges. Students participate in Turning Points for only one semester; at the end of the semester, depending upon their academic performance, students are removed from academic probation, continued on academic probation or academically dismissed.