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Ryan Miller (left front) meets with students in August 2019, when the Weingarten Center collaborated with PennCAP to host students participating in the Pre-Freshman Program. (Image: Steve McCann)
Ryan Miller (left front) meets with students in August 2019, when the Weingarten Center collaborated with PennCAP to host students participating in the Pre-Freshman Program. (Image: Steve McCann)

How to engage academic wellness services

I’m here to tap into my full potential,” says Niko Simpkins, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering. “That’s the quote that I live by.” Simpkins envisions excellence, which is why he found himself at the Weingarten Center, poring over past exams with STEM learning specialist Gabriel Angrand. Weingarten is Penn’s hub for tutoring, disabilities services, and academic supports for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across all 12 schools. Weingarten staff collaborate with campus partners including Academic Advising, Athletics, Counseling & Psychological Services, International Student and Scholar Services, and Penn First Plus.

Academic learning isn’t just about attending lectures and taking notes. It’s about engaging with the textbook, reading the syllabus to see what the professor wants, understanding how tests are graded and where students may be losing points, and for some students seeking counseling or a diagnosis for undiagnosed learning disabilities.

Weingarten looks at student wellness comprehensively, says associate vice provost Sharon Smith. “So, if a student is with us in tutoring and it turns out they are struggling with concentration, we have the resources and expertise to help them with that within Weingarten,” she says. The goal, she says, is to provide multidisciplinary case management and connect students directly with the help they need.

Weingarten Center by the Numbers [Fall 2020]

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Students who sought tutoring
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Total tutoring hours
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Students who sought a total of 1,098 virtual appointments
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Students who attended a total of 156 workshops and programs offered
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Students who sought 623 appointments, resulting in 77 referrals
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Total accommodated disability exams
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