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OFFICE: Reading - North Hall, Room 205, 516.572.7464

CHAIRPERSON: Dr. Cheryl Novins,

FACULTY: A. Bressmer, V. Fasanello, N. Forchelli, S. Fox, S. Ganson, K. Gilpin, K. Golde, E. Hynes-Musnisky, D. Katwala, C. Krupa, V. Lagakis, D. Ledwith,  S. Masrour, J. Miller, S. Newlin-Wagner, C. Novins, K. Quinn, G. Sipley, J. Stern

COURSES OFFERED: Freshman Seminar (NCC), Reading (RDG), and Writing (WRT)

All matriculated students placing into WRT 001 (Foundation of Writing), RDG 001 (Individualized Reading and Study Improvement) and/or RDG 002 (Reading and Studying College Texts) are required to enroll in these courses in their first semester of attendance. These students will be advised by the Department of Critical Reading and Academic Advancement. Students are required to complete their non-credit classes successfully before being permitted to register for the next level of courses in Reading and English.  Successful completion of each course is required. If RDG 001 (Individualized Reading and Study Improvement) is the original placement, RDG 002 (Reading and Studying College Texts) is required unless the student is exempted by meeting Department standards. For students for whom English is not their first language, the Department of Reading and Basic Education offers a Reading course, RDG 030 (Rdg ESL 3 - Reading and Study for the Foreign Student), at the college preparatory level of instruction.

The Department of Critical Reading and Academic Advancement also offers several credit-bearing courses:

The DCRAA Help Center
The DCRAA Help Center is open to all students who are currently enrolled in a class offered by the department. This lab offers open lab time, one-on-one and group tutoring, and workshops throughout the semester.

The DCRAA Help Center for Students with Disabilities
The DCRAA Help Center for Students with Disabilities is open to those students in DCRAA courses who self-identify and have documented accommodations for learning disabilities. This lab offers one-on-one tutoring as well as testing accommodations.

For more information, contact the Department of Critical Reading and Academic Advancement at 516.572.7464.