Appalachian State University: As-U-R

Mission Statement

As-U-R is a student support program focused on supporting students with executive function challenges (EFCs). Skills related to academic success such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting starting and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making are referred to as executive function skills. Executive function challenges are defined as chronic difficulties in organizing, planning, and carrying out tasks and can make success in college-level academics much more difficult. Some college students with EFCs may have previously been assessed for or even diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, but others may not despite struggling with such tasks.

Program Description

Program Overview

As-U-R is an intensive student support program focused on supporting students with executive function challenges (EFCs). Skills related to academic success such as organization, planning and setting priorities, getting starting and completing tasks, monitoring progress on tasks, and decision-making are referred to as executive function skills. Executive function challenges are defined as chronic difficulties in organizing, planning, and carrying out tasks and can make success in college-level academics much more difficult. Some college students with EFCs may have previously been assessed for or even diagnosed with ADHD or a learning disability, but others may not, despite struggling with such tasks.

Description of Services

  • One-on-one weekly support from As-U-R Support Staff
  • Weekly planning and organization assistance
  • Drop-in assistance
  • Quiet study rooms at Study Central in Edwin Duncan Hall
  • Individualized support to address executive function challenges
  • Access to assistive technology
  • Transition assistance for incoming, as well as current Appalachian students
  • Collaboration with other Appalachian academic resources
  • As-U-R seminars: Study Skills, Book Club, Eye to Eye Service Learning Experience, and Career and Leadership
  • Monthly As-U-R community events

Application Process

It has been rolling, but due to our increasing size and demand of services, there will be an application deadline next summer (July, 1).

Target Population

  • Executive Functioning Challenges

Contact Information

Jamie Inlow, As-U-R Director
Edwin Duncan 213D 
Appalachian State University
730 Rivers Street, ASU Box 32177
Boone, NC 28608
Office: 828-262-6332

https://studentlearningcenter.appstate.edu/as-u-r

Program at a glance

How many students are enrolled in this program? 50-99

What are the annual costs for a student to attend this program? $0

Is this program public? Yes

Is this program fee-based? No

how large is the instition associated with this program? 10,000-24,999

What type of institution is associated with this program? University