RiSE supports the academic transition of first-year engineering and science students through in-hall tutoring. Tutoring services are provided in Lever on Sundays through Thursdays from 6:30 – 10 p.m. RiSE tutors are upperclassmen students in the College of Engineering and Science who have displayed academic success and are committed to helping their peers achieve. Tutors focus on courses known to provide most difficulty to students, such as Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, but will endeavor to assist students in any courses where they need help. The tutors also host special exam study sessions throughout the semester.
Special RiSE Class Sections
Most students participating in RiSE will be clustered and preregistered in one to two core classes together (Chemistry 1010 and ENGR 1020). This insures that RiSE residents will attend some of the same sections of classes together during first semester. As a result, students are able to easily form study groups and have friends within their classes. In students have the opportunity to take the ENGR 1020 class in classroom space located within Lever Hall.
Beginning in the fall of 2013 the College of Engineering and Science (CoES) Academic Advising Center will be located in Lever Hall. RiSE is among first living-learning communities (LLCs) to include a comprehensive advising center as part of students LLC experience. The inclusion of the CoES Academic Advising Center will enhance the RiSE experience and bring RiSE students closer to their academic advisors. Advisors offices will be located on the first floor of Lever, students in General Engineering and Chemistry will receive advising in Lever Hall.
It is the mission of the RiSE Living-Learning Community to assist student in their transition to college and prepare them for their future academic and professional career by promoting: Academic Preparedness, Professional Development, Interpersonal Development, and Community Engagement. This mission will be accomplished within an environment that promotes growth, providing challenge and support for students through programing and faculty and staff interaction.
Students are challenged and supported through a variety of programs throughout the year which connect to our four cornerstones. Approximately 30 programs are sponsored by RiSE each year. Some of these programs include exam study sessions, academic and career related workshops, outdoor leadership experiences, community service projects, and social events. Popular annual programs include: Welcome Picnic, Whitewater Rafting, BMW Tour, Alumni Mix & Mingle, and Bowling Night.
RiSE Faculty Director
The RiSE Faculty Director is an active faculty member with the College of Engineering and Science who works with RiSE community directly. They coordinate monthly engineering and science learning experiences for student in order to facilitate learning beyond the classroom. In addition they will hold office hours in Lever Hall and will participate in programs sponsored by RiSE.
The RiSE Stay Informed Update is a weekly e-newsletter to inform students of campus activities, program activities, reminders of deadlines and other important information. RiSE students also benefit from a bi-monthly print newsletter that outlines upcoming programs, workshops, and campus events.