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 to lessen the barriers of educational inequality and to promote equitable opportunity for academic participation and success.  

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

Our Commitment to Educational Equity & Racial Justice

Commitment for Educational Equity & Racial Justice

Video from Learning Support Specialist & Peer Academic Coaches 

Commitment for Educational Equity & Racial Justice

Educational Resources we are using to learn more

An ever-growing list of resources for learning & action

Google Doc of Educational Resources
"Adequate and equitable resources are important to the future success and development of Black students."  (nea.org)

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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