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VULCAN MATERIALS ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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(205) 934-8184

Education Building 240
901 13th Street South

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

**Official Message from the Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center (VMASC) regarding operations-UPDATED 3-29-2020**

The Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center (VMASC) would like to alert you to the following changes in operation due to the official statement UAB has made concerning University Operations due to COVID-19:

Questions to the VMASC Office

You can direct questions to staff at VMASC about services either directly to the staff person or to our vmasc email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can still call our office for questions or to get help at 205-934-8184.

Academic Advising Appointments

Effective until further notice, ALL academic advising appointments will be conducted via phone. Advisors have the option to provide you their ZOOM id number to conduct the appointment via ZOOM if necessary.

Your academic advisor will call you at the scheduled time of your appointment.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction will begin March 30, 2020 via Zoom. Please utilize the Canvas SI session shell for more information from your SI leader regarding accessing the Zoom link and times the SI sessions will be held.

If you have further questions about Supplemental Instruction (SI), please contact Hilary Murrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tutoring

We will begin operations for Tutoring appointments the week of April 6, 2020. Tutoring will take place online via Zoom. You can NOW schedule tutoring appointments which will begin on April 6.

  • Schedule appointments like normal via MyTutor or on our website.
  • Once you schedule your tutoring appointment, you will receive a confirmation with the zoom link for the tutor.
  • Join the tutor on your scheduled day and time via Zoom.

For questions regarding tutoring you may email our coordinator Lauren Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 205-934-8184.

SAP Student Check-Ins and Study Hours

If you are a student who is currently on a SAP success Plan please note the following:

  1. Students on SAP plan who have required study hours, please schedule a SAP check-in weekly with one of the coordinators below or myself so we can check your progress and count these as your study hours.
  2. SAP appointments will be conducted via phone and the coordinator will contact you at the appointment time for your check-in.
  3. We encourage you to continue your studies at the same pace as you were doing so far this term and if you have any questions, please direct them to the following individuals.
  4. Online SAP plans will continue as normal via CANVAS.

Hilary Murrell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Lauren Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jennifer Wycoff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

We the VMASC staff would like you to know your health and safety is important to us and we know you may be having a difficult time through this period. We encourage you to please reach out to our office if there is anything you need or any help we can provide you as you learn to adjust during this period.

Thank-you for your attention and Go Blazers!

Dr. Jennifer L. Wycoff, Director

UAB Coronavirus Info and FAQ

These plans are in effect upon the current plans the University has put in place. Please check your email regularly for continued updates.

Please visit this site for updates and for more information regarding UAB’s Coronavirus Information.


About the Academic Success Center

The Vulcan Materials Academic Success Center (VMASC) fosters undergraduate student success by creating a supportive environment and delivering academic services that encourage goal achievement and degree completion. Services provided include tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic advising, success advising, workshops and study hours. Stop by and see us in the Education Building, directly across from Starbucks in the Sterne Library.

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