About the Harvey Knowledge Center

The Harvey Knowledge Center (HKC)  supports students in setting and achieving academic goals. Using a learner-centered approach, we offer free academic consulting and seminars to support students’ skills and confidence in navigating the opportunities and challenges of their coursework. Our focus is to help students develop and leverage their own strategies for learning that can extend beyond the questions that bring them to our center. We have tools and resources to support a variety of academic goals.

How We Help

The services we provide can support students with all kinds of academic goals.  However, students often wonder if academic coaching is right for them.  We have listed some common reasons that might bring you to our center:

  • New to college and looking for ideas on managing time, the homework, and/or studying and learning on your own

  • Connecting with other students who want to make the most of their academic experiences 

  • Learning more about ways to extend your learning beyond the classroom

  • Figuring out a topic or skill in a particular class; looking for extra practice

  • Getting regular ongoing support with a class that is really stretching you

  • Improving performance and/or confidence on tests and exams 

  • Creating (and sticking to) your own study plans and action steps for completing assignments

  • Developing skills for successful group work

All HKC services are free for Radford University students!

Please be aware that the Harvey Knowledge Center is NOT a replacement for going to class.

Methods

Academic Coaches work to put you in the driver's seat of your own learning. They will ask you about your goals, learn more about your academic experiences, and guide you as you explore assigned topics, learn strategies for understanding and remembering material, and discover methods for organization and time management.

Academic Coaches also help students with all stages of their learning, from goal-setting to test preparation. The focus of each coach is to faciliate your learning process and empower you to achieve your goals.

For students with physical disabilities, the HKC has special entrances. However, the HKC is prepared to meet students in other, more convenient, places on campus. Some of our tutors have ASL backgrounds, and others have also worked with interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing students.

Location

The Harvey Knowledge Center is located in McConnell Library on the 4th floor.

For more information, please call 540-831-7704 or stop by the center's office.