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McCann Learning Center

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McCann Learning Center

The McCann Learning Center, located on the main level of Cramblet Hall, provides a welcoming place for the members of the Bethany community to enrich their learning and teaching skills. The mission of the center is three-fold:

  • Enhance the learning skills of all students
  • Transform the learning experience of students with learning disabilities
  • Support the heightened performance of faculty and staff

Equipped with state of the art technology, the Center houses Academic Support Services, the Writing Center, the Program for Academic and Social Success (PASS), and Disability Services. The Center provides a helpful, relaxed environment that promotes effective studying and academic success.

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services are available to all Bethany students. Student resources include Supplemental Instruction, study groups, individual content tutors, course-specific software, study and meeting rooms, and study skills media and instruction. Individual and small-group study skills workshops are also provided.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is available to assist students with the writing process from generating ideas through publishing products. The professionals and student writing assistants who staff the Writing Center are committed to providing students with the support necessary to become competent writers. The Center is also a place where students can informally share their writings with other students.

Program for Academic and Social Success

Program for Academic and Social Success (PASS) is a specifically-designed program for students identified as having specific learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders. Students participate in 1:1 appointments with certified, experienced learning specialists to develop the metacognitive and multisensory strategies necessary for college success. A separate application process is required for PASS, and an additional fee is charged, based upon the level of services.

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Disability Services

Students with documented disabilities are provided accommodations on a case-by-case basis in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with the requirement of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Bethany College will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. Bethany College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department ​of Education, U.S. Department of Justice ​and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Bethany College invites applications from qualified students with disabilities. Bethany provides services to students with documented disabilities in two ways.

First, students with disabilities may receive their necessary accommodations based upon documented need. These accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Electronically submitted and accessed notes
  • Taped lectures
  • Text-to-speech and speech-to-text software
  • Extended time for tests
  • Alternate testing environment
  • Content-specific tutors
  • Large computer screens
  • FM Systems
  • Specially designed keyboards and software for students with visual impairments

Second, students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders may elect to participate in PASS, the Program for Academic and Social Success.

Students who participate in this program have several weekly appointments with qualified Learning Specialists. In addition to accommodations, students receive 1:1 instruction in Multi-sensory Language, Learning Strategies and/or time management and organization.

Students may also take part in social support groups and social coaching. PASS is a fee-based program with limited enrollment.

For more information, please contact: Heather A. Taylor, Director htaylor@bethanywv.edu304.829.7408