The Core Education Department focuses on offering courses and conducting research in disciplines related to the teaching and learning processes in the core education areas of writing, reading, math, education, and world languages. In core education courses, students develop strategies and practices, and acquire knowledge and self-understanding that they can then carry with them as they move through other core education courses and into other disciplines and degrees. While many core education courses are offered for first and second year students, the Core Education Department offers courses at all levels, providing opportunities for student to continue to develop their abilities in these disciplines at multiple levels of challenge.
The Advising Program is designed to support and advise students in their freshman and sophomore years of their academic programs. While advisors at Landmark College perform some traditional roles, like helping students register for classes and design pathways through concentrations, minors, and degrees, advisors also help guide students as they develop their abilities to set goals, assess progress, and establish independence. In weekly meetings, advisors help students hold the big picture of their education, connecting them to the resources and supports that are most appropriate for their needs. These resources can include academic support in office hours or The Drake Center for Academic Support (DCAS), the use of Coaching Services, or any of the other many supports available across campus. Students enrolled in their junior and senior years transition to degree advisors, typically professors who teach and do research in the disciplines in which their advisees are studying. Degree advisors continue to receive training and support from the Director of Advising.