The Smith Vidal Literacy and Language Center is an instructional facility designed to assist students, primarily those who are enrolled in English courses and preparing for the EPE, by appointment. Smith Vidal instructors address the literacy and language concerns of students, respond to the papers of students, and direct students to the appropriate learning resources. The instructors also work with English and Modern Languages faculty to provide lab orientation for their courses, worksheets for their students, and feedback on student progress.
The mission of the Smith Vidal Literacy and Language Center is to promote and support the university's core values, ExCIDA*, as they relate to literacy and language. *ExCida is the University's acronym for its core values: Excellence, Civility, Integrity, Diversity, and Accountability.
The Smith Vidal Literacy and Language Center is becoming a premier 21st century center, as it incorporates culturally appropriate teaching and learning strategies and multi-technological media to facilitate ExCida in literacy and language.
ResourcesSmith Vidal has 68 computer stations equipped with:
Also available to students are:
- Writing and grammar tutorials;
- Language tutorials;
- Access to online computer labs; and
- Access to writing and grammar software.
Please do not wait until the last minute to do your assignments. Remember that a lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on the parts of others. Always plan ahead.