Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling

Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling

The Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling, a unit of the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM), assists students in their endeavors to achieve both academic and personal success. Students may request the Department’s free services from the point of entry into the University through graduation.

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling (DARPC) is to provide support services to the community of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) by ensuring equal access to educational facilities, programs, services, and activities, and by providing additional assistance through counseling, and collaborations with additional AURAK resources.

Vision

In support of the Mission of AURAK, CTDS exists to enhance the development and success of all members of the AURAK community with regard to academics, personal and interpersonal growth. Adhering to the values of excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible citizenship, and integrity, the Department recognizes the uniqueness, dignity, value and gifts of all individuals.

Our Functions

  • The “Department of Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling provides counseling services which includes both academic and individual sessions.  Additionally, students struggling with learning may avail themselves of individual testing to discover their learning styles and strengths.  Students with both permanent and/or temporary disabilities can receive support services through DCTDS.  A more complete explanation of services can be found by accessing the following links.

    Our People

    Mr. Graham Gifford
    Academic Recovery and Counseling Officer
    Office: H-308
    E-mail: jay.gifford@aurak.ac.ae
    Phone: +971 7 221 8853

    Dr. Sharon Waller
    A & S Faculty & Disability Services Coordinator
    PhD in Special Education Certified Educational Diagnostician
    Office: C-08
    E-mail: sharon.waller@aurak.ac.ae
    Phone: +971 7 221 8852

The Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling, a unit of the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM), assists students in their endeavors to achieve both academic and personal success. Students may request the Department’s free services from the point of entry into the University through graduation.

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling (DARPC) is to provide support services to the community of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) by ensuring equal access to educational facilities, programs, services, and activities, and by providing additional assistance through counseling, and collaborations with additional AURAK resources.

Vision

In support of the Mission of AURAK, CTDS exists to enhance the development and success of all members of the AURAK community with regard to academics, personal and interpersonal growth. Adhering to the values of excellence, community, respect, personal development, responsible citizenship, and integrity, the Department recognizes the uniqueness, dignity, value and gifts of all individuals.

Our Functions

  • The “Department of Department of Academic Recovery Programs and Counseling provides counseling services which includes both academic and individual sessions.  Additionally, students struggling with learning may avail themselves of individual testing to discover their learning styles and strengths.  Students with both permanent and/or temporary disabilities can receive support services through DCTDS.  A more complete explanation of services can be found by accessing the following links.

    Our People

    Mr. Graham Gifford
    Academic Recovery and Counseling Officer
    Office: H-308
    E-mail: jay.gifford@aurak.ac.ae
    Phone: +971 7 221 8853

    Dr. Sharon Waller
    A & S Faculty & Disability Services Coordinator
    PhD in Special Education Certified Educational Diagnostician
    Office: C-08
    E-mail: sharon.waller@aurak.ac.ae
    Phone: +971 7 221 8852

Last updated: Apr 1, 2021 @ 11:50 am

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