"Empowering cadets to be extraordinary!"
The mission of the Miller Academic Center is to be an integral and valued part of the rich academic tradition of the Virginia Military Institute by providing services and programs to cadets, faculty, parents, and other members of the VMI community to facilitate cadets’ achievement of optimal academic success.
To fulfill our mission, we will provide a system of academic success programs and services that proactively facilitates the successful transition and academic performance of cadets throughout their time at VMI. Simultaneously we will enhance the reputation and credibility of the MAC by educating stakeholders about the capabilities and possibilities of the MAC so that programs and services are fully utilized and valued.
Latest News from the MAC:
AC 101/102 Applications: All incoming Rats are encouraged to apply for one of the 50 seats in the AC (Academics) 101/102 courses this fall. We have sent letters out about the courses and application process to all incoming Rats. For more information, visit our webpage at www.vmi.edu/fyi.
Summer Transition Program Students:
If you have a few minutes, stop by the MAC (202 Carroll - two buildings up from Crozet) to introduce yourself and meet the staff! You can also get information about the AC 101/102 courses and apply!
Summer at the MAC and VMI:
If you are currently enrolled for summer school at VMI, free copies of THE College Success Planner are available for pickup at the MAC. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 0800-1630. Staff is also available to discuss any questions or concerns you have about optimizing your academic performance. Now is a perfect time to get information on strategies or practice certain skills to be better positioned for academic success both now and in the fall.
Get involved with the MAC and STP this summer! If you enrolled in Summer Session II, please consider joining the MAC staff as we meet with incoming Rats during the Summer Transition Program. We will be conducting workshops during their class meetings to introduce them to the real VMI! If you are interested, contact LTC Humphrey via email (email@example.com) or come by 202 Carroll to discuss this leadership opportunity. Cadets can serve either voluntarily or earn $7.25 an hour.
Cadet Leadership Opportunities for Fall 2014:
Cadet facilitators are needed for Operation Excel, Group Study Sessions (see below for details), and Project Success. Any upperclass cadet interested in working with the Miller Academic Center should review our website to learn about our programs and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for application information. Positions can be voluntary or paid ($10.00 an hour for GSS).
Group Study Sessions (GSS)
GSS are led by one or two upperclass cadets who earned a B or better in the course at VMI. GSS+ are Group Study Sessions that have a faculty member working closely with the cadet leaders to help them plan the sessions and debrief/assess following each week's group meeting. The faculty for GSS+ also attend the weekly group meeting to observe, mentor, and assist where needed. Please see the table below for more information about the location and time of these meetings.
The Miller Academic Center is currently seeking GSS Cadet Leaders for Fall 2014 in the following courses:
|SP-102 & 202
|| CH-131 & 137
|FR-102 & 202
Any cadets interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit the GSS webpage for more information and application guidelines. Additionally, if there are any courses for which you would like a new GSS created, contact the MAC now so we can get it in place for the Fall 2014 semester. If you did well in a course that has no GSS at this time and you believe there is a need for one, also please contact us if you would like to be a part of that GSS team of facilitators.
Individual Meetings Available
MAC staff is available from 0800-1630, Monday - Friday throughout the summer for individuals meetings. Interested cadets can either schedule an appointment or drop by. Possible topics can include setting goals, planning your time so you can do everything you need to do and want to do, reading for comprehension and retention, note-taking, and test preparation and test-taking. Cadets with suggestions of programs and services that the MAC should consider offering are also encouraged to come by the office.