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Tutoring/Academic Support Resources with Lee Cope

Participants will gain an understanding of the various types of academic support services available in higher education.

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Meeting/Webinar ID: 889 0827 0546
Passcode: cs2021

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About the Presenter

Lee Cope

Lee began serving as Executive Director of the Disco Student Learning Center in June, 2020. An active member of the South Eastern College Learning Center Association (SECLCA) and the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), he has presented at regional and national conferences on developing technological advances to help increase access and remove barriers to services. Lee is committed to seeing the Disco Student Learning Center earn the NCLCA Learning Center of Excellence designation and become a valued resource for all App State students.

Joining Appalachian State University in February of 2018 as Director of University Tutorial Services (UTS), Lee brought several years of experience in coordinating academic student growth by promoting and improving peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction and study skills support. As Director of UTS Lee was able to develop a peer leadership model that employs highly qualified undergraduate students as tutoring coordinators and assistant tutoring coordinators. Additionally, Lee (and long-time App State employee Wes Waugh) worked very closely with Redrock Software Corporation to develop a customization that connects TutorTrac and Zoom in order to provide virtual tutoring and increase access to services. Under Lee’s supervision, UTS added 3 additional drop-in learning labs, enhanced tutor observations, and expanded peer academic coaching.

Prior to coming to Appalachian, Lee worked in the Student Support Services Program, at Mars Hill University, a private liberal arts university in Mars Hill, NC. Additionally, while serving within the department, Lee coordinated the design and implementation of seminars and program initiatives focused on student development. While at MHU, Lee also taught First Year Seminar courses to general population students and to at-risk populations focusing on academic success strategies and leadership development from a Christian world-view.

A native of McDowell County, NC, Lee earned a B.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Spanish from Mars Hill College in 2004. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from UNC-Asheville in 2011, while researching Sustainability through the lenses of Environmental Sociology and the Sociology of Religion.

When not at work, Lee enjoys spending time with his family: his wife, Faith, and their two children; Titus, and Cora Lynne. Together they enjoy outdoor adventures like mountain biking, camping, and hiking. Lee is also an ordained minister in the Free Will Baptist Church.