|Location:||Lawshe Hall, Room 122, Hammond Campus|
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is devoted to helping students discover their academic and career goals through academic advising and student academic support. Students within our department enter into a Career Pathway which is based on common discipline expectations consistent with the student’s expressed goals. The University’s current Career Pathways include: Business, Education, Exploratory, Health, and STEM.
We do this by advising students who fall into one of two categories:
- Undeclared Students: Students in this category have not met the prerequisite requirements for acceptance into their major of choice.
- Undecided Students: Students in this category are exploring career options.
Once accepted into an academic major, departmental academic advisors guide students through the curriculum for that major. Students are encouraged to develop direct advising relationships with their academic advisor. Ongoing interactions with academic advisors prior to registration periods and throughout the academic year are key to students’ success at Purdue University Northwest.
Resources for Students
Resources we provide to help students get the best out of the college experience:
GNS 103: Introduction to Higher Education
ACE coordinates this course which is a mandatory freshman seminar for students admitted to PNW through ACE.
GNS 290: Learning Strategies
Students on academic probation and part of the Academic Recovery Program (ARP) and/or other students (regardless of major) take this course to sharpen their academic skills.
Series of Success Workshops
Designed to help students achieve success, these workshops focus on topical themes such as: the importance of meeting with your professors, time management skills, and selecting the right major.
The purpose of B2B is to recruit, retain, and graduate African American male students and prepare them as Northwest Indiana and global leaders.
Current or former ACE students hand-picked to help guide first-year ACE students in their overall transition into college. Peer Mentors act as a support system for all ACE students to aid in their academic success and actively participate in the GNS 103 course.
One Book | One University
This campus-wide initiative serves as our common read for all incoming freshmen. Throughout the year, discussions and events are held to bring the selected text to life for our campus community.