What is the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC)?

The Academic Enrichment Center (AEC), located in the Jay Rollins Library, is an integral part of the academic services of McMurry University. The AEC serves the university by providing academic support and instructional resources for students, staff, and faculty in a comprehensive learning environment.

Is the AEC for me?

If you need a learner friendly environment in which to study, the AEC is the place. If you need access to software, computer, or printer to complete assignments or to supplement instruction, the AEC has the resources you need. If you are a McMurry student who is experiencing frustration in a particular subject, or you just want to improve your performance in an area of study, the AEC’s services will benefit you. The primary function of the AEC is to provide vital academic support services to all McMurry students through programs designed to help underprepared students prepare, prepared students advance, and advanced students excel. Through the tools and services provided, the AEC helps enable students from all economic and educational backgrounds to pursue academic excellence.

What does the AEC offer?

Resources include a scanner, a color printer, a Xerox printer/copier, fax machine, and access to academic software programs. Services provided include professional tutoring, peer tutoring, computer tutorials, and internet access. Other services provided include academic counseling and study skills development.

Tutoring

The AEC offers a wide range of free tutorial services to support the general education coursework of the university. The Director of Academic Enrichment, the AEC Math Coordinator, the AEC Writing Coordinator, and one professional math tutor provide assistance in specific areas of study. Peer tutors are also available to assist students in various subject areas. These students have been recommended by at least two professors and are trained and certified by our Level 1 CRLA Tutor Program. In addition, several faculty members make themselves available for tutoring as part of our Faculty FaceTime program.

Tutor Schedule

* For students in quarantine, tutoring can be accessed through MS TEAMS on the McMurry AEC Tutors team during the following hours as tutors are available:
Sunday – Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

The AEC contains a computer lab with 19 IBM-compatible computers, one scanner, a xerox black and white printer and a laser color printer. All computers come with the full Microsoft Office Suite and access to the internet.

Hours of Operation

During the fall and spring semesters, the AEC is normally open during the following hours:

Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AEC Staff

Mrs.
Rachael Bein Director of Academic Enrichment / Instructor of Developmental Mathematics
Mrs.
Beth Laurence Instructor of Developmental English • Academic Enrichment Center Writing Coordinator
Mrs.
Beth St Jean Instructor of Mathematics • Academic Enrichment Center Math Coordinator
Ms.
Drewcilla Walter Instructor of Mathematics • Academic Enrichment Center Math Tutor
Mrs.
Sharon West Academic Enrichment Center Coordinator