Department of Academic Enrichment

Bloomsburg University's Department of Academic Enrichment serves at the heart of the university and strives to prepare a diverse student population through a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative approach to academic support services, to overcome obstacles and achieve their educational goals while strengthening institutional retention and graduation. We aspire to support academic content and skill-building, decision-making, and social engagement. Students commit to act as agents of change in their academic, professional and personal lives as they successfully advance through their undergraduate experience and beyond.

Act 101/EOP

The Act 101/EOP provides access and support for students who have traditionally been under-represented in higher education. Approximately half of the students enrolled in this program are minority group members; sixty percent are women and 20 percent are older than the traditional college student.

Early Alert Program (EAP)

The EAP is a 360 service designed to assist students both academically and professionally with fewer than 30 credits, which operates under The Student Success Center at Bloomsburg University. The purpose of the EAP allows faculty to notify the Sophomore Success Retention Specialist, of any academic issues the student may be having. Following the referral the Sophomore Success Retention Specialist or Graduate Assistant will meet with the student(s). The EAP intends for the students to establish academic goals and to succeed in their collegiate career. Some issues that referrals could be made are due to:

  • Excessive tardiness or absences
  • Lack of participation and engagement in the course
  • Failure to submit assignments or submission of incomplete assignments
  • Grades that indicate potential failure in the course

University Tutorial Services

University Tutorial Services offers free peer tutoring in a variety of courses and is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at the University. The Department of Academic Enrichment maintains the following components in its mission to facilitate "... the cognitive and affective growth of all learners, at all levels of the learning continuum."

  • A centralized program
  • Mandatory assessment of students
  • Mandatory placement of students
  • Tutorial services
  • Tutor training
  • Advising and counseling services
  • Program evaluation


Academic Enrichment

Chairperson, Academic Enrichment
  Tara Diehl, Ph.D. |
Director of Access and Success
  Chigozie Achebe, Ed.D. |
Director, University Tutorial Services
  Karen Hamman, D.Ed. |
Assistant Professor and Non-Teaching Faculty Advisor
  Brian Johnson, Ph.D. |
Temporary Non-Teaching Faculty Advisor
  James Vines, Ph.D. |
Assistant Director, Diversity and Retention, ACT 101 Academic Advisor
  Wayne Whitaker, M.S. |
Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar, Coordinator of Frederick Douglass Institute and Learning Community
  Ralph Godbolt, A.B.D. |
Department Secretary
  Lisa Clippinger |
Department Secretary
  Ailien Pham |

Department of Academic Enrichment
40 Student Services Center


Enrichment Courses (Courses do not count toward graduation)  

Introductory Algebra 3 credits
Intermediate Algebra 3 credits


Courses that count for graduation  

ENRICH 110, Reading Your World, (satisfies Reading II prerequisite) 3 credits
College Reading and Study Skills   3 credits
ENRICH 101, College Writing Enrichment, (satisfies Writing II prerequisite) 3 credits
The Art of Possibility and Mindfulness Practice (Values & Ethics)   3 credits
ENRICH 103, The Art of Possibility and Mindfulness Practice 3 credits