Academic Support Services

IVCC offers a variety of academic support services and resources designed to assist students in meeting their educational goals and in maximizing their potential for academic success.

Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity

Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are available through the office of Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity, located in C-211. Students must request academic accommodations. The need for those accommodations must be validated by documentation and/or supporting evidence  that the student must provide. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis based on individual need and course expectations.

Transitional Services

  • Coordination with high school and/or previous college or agency when requested
  • Assistance with admission and registration procedures. College visits and informational sessions can be coordinated with area high schools.
  • Testing accommodations for IVCC's placement testing

Academic Accommodations

  • Testing accommodations
  • Note taking services
  • Scribes
  • Assistive technology
  • Alternate text format
  • Sign language interpreters

Support Services

  • Individual study assistance/guidance
  • Check-in appointments and academic coaching
  • Campus-wide learning resource referrals

Information regarding documentation guidelines and forms, initially acquiring services, and accommodation processes for current students can be found at https://www.ivcc.edu/disability/.

Academic Support Center

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center is a learning assistance program that helps students meet their goals. The center offers peer tutoring at no extra cost to IVCC students. Professional and peer tutors provide individual and small group academic support when students need extra help to:

  • understand daily assignments
  • review course material
  • develop effective study skills for a course

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a free service for help at any stage of the writing process.

The Writing Center offers:

  • Email consultations
  • Virtual appointments
  • In-person appointments
  • Drop in services if a tutor is available
  • One-on-one interaction with a professional or peer tutor
  • Help with:
    • brainstorming or outlining
    • large-scale revisions, like organization and development, and small-scale revisions, like style and sentence structure
    • grammar and punctuation
    • MLA, APA, or Chicago documentation
  • Multiple handouts on numerous essay and writing topics

Student Help Desk

The Student Help Desk offers a wide range of personalized computer technology assistance. Whether you are enrolled in a computer course or need to use a computer to complete your coursework, the staff can assist you in learning the appropriate application. The computers are equipped with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office (Professional Plus and Office 365) in addition to other specialized applications from other departments including, CAD, accounting, and programming. We also provide several resources for you to enjoy your learning experience: Wi-Fi access, scanners, printing (black/white and color), headphones, and webcams.

WebAdvisor

The Student Help Desk offers workshops and support throughout the academic year.  Help resources are also available online at https://www.ivcc.edu/webadvisor.

Office 365 Student Email

The Student Help Desk offers workshops and support throughout the academic year.  Help resources are also available online at http://www.ivcc.edu/email.

IVCC Education Lab/Resource Center

The Education Lab/Resource Center is located in D-208 and provides a variety of educational resources and supplies for IVCC students to utilize for course projects/assignments.  ECE faculty offices are located within this space. It is also a great place to network with other education students and provides quiet spaces for reading/studying.  The resources include:

  • Computers and IPads
  • Printer and copier
  • Accu-Cut machine with a variety of die-cuts
  • Laminating machine
  • Book binder
  • Education resource books
  • Educational journals and magazines
  • Parenting resources
  • Children’s books
  • Educational supplies (construction paper, poster board, bulletin board paper, markers, glue, art supplies and much more …)

The days and times of availability are based on faculty schedules each semester. Call Tammy Landgraf (ECE Program Coordinator) at 815-224-0477 or e-mail Tammy_Landgraf@ivcc.edu if you would like to request a specific time to have access to the Resource Center and Lab.

Campus Technology

Classroom & Meeting Room Technology

The College is committed to providing students with technologies they can expect to encounter in the workplace or at other higher education institutions. Lecture classrooms include presentation technologies. There are over 800 student computers on campus, including the open computers in the Academic Support Center and Library.

WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is a Web interface that allows students to access their personal academic information. Through WebAdvisor students can search for classes to take, register for classes, make full tuition payments and much more. WebAdvisor can be found at www.ivcc.edu/webadvisor. Support is available in the Academic Support Center.

Wireless Access

(815) 224-0318
https://www.ivcc.edu/studenthelpdesk

Wireless access is available to all students on their own devices.  A student's IVCC network credentials will be required to log into the IVCC Wi-Fi.  The wireless service is supported across campus.

Computer Accounts

(815) 224-0318
https://www.ivcc.edu/studenthelpdesk

Students enrolled in a college credit course will receive access to

  • a computer network account with secure file storage
  • an email account
  • WebAdvisor Student Information System
  • Blackboard Learning Management System
  • Jacobs Library online resources

Online Campus Services

https://www.ivcc.edu

The IVCC home page is the door to services available anytime of the day or night. Students may look at updated program guides, apply to the college, search class schedules, pay tuition bills, purchase textbooks, conduct library research, check schedules of events, and participate in classes. New online services are added frequently.  Quick access to many of the services is available at http://www.ivcc.edu/.

Jacobs Library

www.ivcc.edu/library

(815) 224-0306

A-201

Jacobs Library offers its collections and services to students, faculty, staff, and District 513 residents. The library's website, www.ivcc.edu/library, provides access to the Library's catalog, SOAR, as well as information about the library's services and resources to help in the research process.

The Library strives to integrate the college's mission and values into library programs and services to invite discovery, transform thinking, and increase student success.

Our mission is to support learning and teaching at Illinois Valley Community College with several objectives in mind:

  • provide equitable access to information and discovery through the Library's services, resources, and technology
  • teach information literacy skills that underline the importance of developing critical thinking skills and searching as strategic exploration
  • provide space for knowledge exchange, collaborative learning, and meaningful study
  • curate, assess, and develop the collections to ensure they meet the needs of our community

Students benefit from off-campus access to all electronic library resources. IVCC students use many of the same information tools available in Illinois four-year universities. Jacobs Library partners with over 91 CARLI academic libraries in Illinois for the I-Share library catalog.

The library has several group and quiet study rooms to accommodate student learning preferences. A fully equipped active learning space is located in the library and is used to teach research and information literacy skills to students. When not scheduled, the space is open for use by students. Computers are available throughout the library, and laptops are available at the library service desk.

Library staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to answer any questions you may have. You can schedule a research appointment with a librarian, ask a quick question with our online chat feature, or book a group study room at the library's Service Desk.