ACADEMIC SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Teaching & Learning Center
The Teaching & Learning Center offers support to students in basic skills and in their chosen academic disciplines. The Center’s activities and schedules are designed to meet the individual needs of students, as they strengthen their competency areas. Specialists, tutors, and volunteer faculty offer tutorials individually and in small groups. Computer assisted instruction also is available. During the course of the academic year, mini-workshops on selected topics are offered. Students may self-refer or be recommended by faculty for services.
Center for African and African American Studies
The Center for African and African American Studies offers the campus, the community, and the academic world opportunities for increased knowledge about the rich heritage of Africans and African Americans. The Center sponsors workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and lectures that explore historical and cultural issues. The Center’s activities are highlighted by the celebration of African-American History Month in February and the annual commemoration of the Middle Passage in September.
The Center coordinates the African and African-American studies curriculum, including the minor program and the Core African American Heritage course. The Center is also a repository for books, artifacts, and audio and visual tapes on African and African-American studies. Selected materials are available for checkout by students, faculty, and staff.
Office of Academic Support
The Office of Academic Support was established to develop and monitor institutional retention efforts and to supervise programs and services that enhance the potential for success of all students.
The Testing Program supervises national assessment exams and institutional placement examinations. Specifically, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) examinations are provided for students who have had appropriate experiences to quality for those credit hours. Licensure and licensure qualifying examinations such as The PRAXIS exams are offered. The program supervises placement exams in English, Mathematics, and Reading.
Hollis F. Price Library
The Hollis F. Price Library constructed in 1962, provides services and resources to support the instructional, research and public service needs of the College. The Library houses collections of over 120,000 volumes including books, periodicals, recordings, CD-ROMs, microform and videos and subscribes to over 375 periodical titles with access to additional periodicals through subscription to electronic data bases. . The library provides open-stack access to the general, juvenile, paperback and reference collections. Study seating is interspersed throughout the library at tables and in the private and individual carrels to provide an atmosphere conducive to learning. The library is open six days per week while classes are in session. The library’s special collection named the Sweeney Collection is a rich collection of over 5,900 volumes by and about African Americans, focusing on twentieth century American literature, poetry and history. The Collection has many first editions and rare books. Bibliographic instruction is available as well as specialized library tours and orientation sessions. Microfilm reading and printing services, and photographic copying services are also available. The library also houses the College Archives, materials LeMoyne-Owen College’s history. The Archives include some papers of past Presidents, faculty members, and alumni. The library shares an online catalog of library resources with the University of Memphis, Jackson State Community College, and Dyersburg State Community College. The Library has established reciprocal and bilateral-lateral agreements with the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College and Memphis Theological Seminary to share use of the respective collections by students, faculties and staff of the institutions. The library also has direct access library privileges with other area colleges and universities in the Mid-south to provide access to more library resources and services.
Pre-Professional Health Careers Program
This Program provides special advisement and support for students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, nursing, or other health-related fields. These students need to complete a core of basic courses in science. They should consult with their academic advisor about the exact courses they need to take for their chosen careers. Students preparing for health-related careers usually major in biology or chemistry. In addition to completing course work, students should also consult with the academic advisor to determine the proper times to take admission tests and to complete the application process to professional schools.