CSD Project ASSIST

Project ASSIST Information

Project ASSIST is a supplementary, fee-based program that provides comprehensive and individualized support services to students. The program is intended to empower students with the tools they need to be successful at UW-Whitewater and in the adult community. While the primary focus of Project ASSIST is academic support, the program also addresses strengthening the student's time management, organization and problem solving skills. Eligible students may choose to participate in this program each semester.

Tutoring

Project ASSIST tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who complete a training that includes various study skills and learning strategies, assessment of learning styles and techniques for working with individuals with disabilities.

Tutoring may include the following areas:

  • Individualized academic assistance with course work
  • Organization and time management
  • Suggestions for learning strategies
  • Communication strategies
  • Writing assistance
  • Math assistance
  • Referral to other campus services

In addition, Drop-in tutoring support is available during daytime and evening hours. This allows students the flexibility to receive assistance during the times they are not scheduled to meet with their assigned tutors. Drop-in tutoring scheduling strives to provide coverage for all academic areas and organizational needs.

Drop-in Tutor Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Computer Lab

The Project ASSIST computer lab provides access to computers, scanners and printers that are equipped with assistive technology software. Assistive technology software such as: Kurzweil 3000, TextHelp and Inspiration are available on all Project ASSIST computers. Adaptive workstations are also available. The lab is an integral part of the program where students can complete projects or work on assignments, while having access to tutors and staff. The computer lab has both daytime and evening hours.


Study Area

The Project ASSIST environment provides a space for students to study or meet with their tutors. The area is adjacent to the computer lab and also has daytime and evening hours.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Study Groups/Workshops

Study groups are formed and available to discuss strategies for successful transition, communication skills, self assessment, study skills, organizational/learning strategies and career exploration.

Fees

Project ASSIST is a fee based service program within the Center for Students with Disabilities. Students working with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) should discuss availability of funding with their counselors. Fees are sometimes paid for by DVR if Project ASSIST is discussed in advance and included as a part of the student's Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).

  • State of Wisconsin DVR
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (Search for "Vocational Rehabilitation")
    If students do not have DVR funding, the fee is placed on their student bill after the first month of classes. A student may contact the Financial Aid office to inquire if an adjustment can be made to their financial aid based on the use of Project ASSIST services. A limited number of scholarships are available each year for students using Project ASSIST and do not have DVR funding. Students who are eligible for these scholarships are notified of the scholarship application process early in the semester.

Project ASSIST Fees:

Semester Cost
Fall/Spring $ 850/Semester
Summer/Winterim $ 250/Per Course

*Fees are subject to change

Contact Information

Project ASSIST is located in Andersen Library Room 2002 on the UW-Whitewater campus.

For further information contact:

Center for Students with Disabilities/Project ASSIST
Andersen Library, Room 2002
UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472-4711
csdpa@uww.edu

Student Testimonials

I attended the summer program my pre-freshman year. I didn't think I really needed it at first, but this summer program gave me the knowledge to be successful in college. In May I will be graduating with an overall GPA of 2.9 and I can credit that to Project ASSIST for helping develop habits to eventually receive my college degree. - Jason W.

Project ASSIST has helped me learn ways to study better so I can get the best grades. The environment at Project ASSIST is great. Everyone is so friendly. The summer program is great. It helped me learn how to live in the dorms and what college classes were going to be like. I love Project ASSIST! - Jenny

I was so nervous about starting at UWW. There were so many questions I had about classes, meal plans and organizations. I always had someone walk me through everything in high school and now I would be on my own. When my mom suggested the summer program through Project ASSIST, I hesitated at first, but then gave it a shot. I was so happy that I decided to go through with it. The program gave me the opportunity to get introduced with the campus and start preparing for college classes. I know that I would not have been able to pull off a 4.0 without this program. It is a chance that no one should pass by. - Jamie G.

Project ASSIST really helped me through college. It has been the helping hand I have needed. I am not afraid to ask questions, because I know that even if they don't know the answer the staff will help me find it. I believe that Project ASSIST is one of the reasons I am still in college. All the people here have helped me reach for what I have always wanted. - Anonymous

In the three years that I have been at UW-Whitewater, Project ASSIST has been a tremendous help to me. I like the fact that their staff is really friendly and helpful. They have been a support system for me. One of the main reasons why I chose to come to UW-Whitewater was the Project ASSIST program. I think Project ASSIST is a terrific program for students who have a learning disability. - Anonymous

Location

Center for Students with Disabilities
Andersen Library Room 2002        
800 West Main Street                   
Whitewater WI 53190
Map & Directions

Phone/Fax

Front Desk: 262-472-4711
TTY: 262-472-1109
Fax: 262-472-4865

54.227.12.219
http://www.uww.edu/