All Academic Support Programs are (virtually) up and running for Fall 2020! 

F&M's Academic Support Programs include Learning Support Specialist Amy Faust and a collective of Peer Academic Coaches (PACs).  We are committed to providing students at F&M a holistic system of academic, wellness, and social support in an effort to deconstruct educational barriers and challenges. Our goal is to promote equity, access, wellness, and independence in academic participation and success.  

For more information about the Academic Support Programs offered at F&M, scroll through this page or contact Amy Faust.

You can make an appointment with Amy here


Events & Fun Stuff

Stress Management- Thursday 10/15/2020, 7:00pm

Do you know what stress is, really? Do you know how seriously stress impacts learning? Do you know how to manage stress so you can learn and live productively? We do!! Join Amy Faust & Saisha Ramdour for a discussion.  

Zoom Link here

The Pocket-Size Workshop Series: brief, but powerful, tips for academic success

Managing  Module Learning (10/21), STEM & the Flipped Classroom (10/28), Avoiding the Motivation Slide (11/4), Stress Management (11/11)  

Zoom Link here

Our Commitment to Educational Equity & Racial Justice

"Adequate and equitable resources are important to the future success and development of Black students."  (

Our Academic Resource Programs are specifically intended to support every student's opportunity  for access to & engagement in their academic pursuits. As such, we take seriously our responsibility to learn about a long history of systemic and institutional racism so that we can engage with our community in ways that promote educational access and equity. 

We are held accountable by each of you to listen, learn, and act.

Our Action Steps:

1.  We commit to educating ourselves through collaborative training to better understand inequality, racism, and racial injustice as they relate to equitable opportunity in education.

2. We commit to increased hiring of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Students of Color as Peer Academic Coaches.

3. We commit to increased outreach to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Students of Color and to help reduce any stigma associated with  academic support. 

For more information about these Action Steps, please email Amy Faust.

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