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"Empowering cadets to be extraordinary!"

Mission Statement

The mission of the Miller Academic Center is to be an integral and valued part of the rich academic tradition of the Virginia Military Institute by providing services and programs to cadets, faculty, parents, and other members of the VMI community to facilitate cadets’ achievement of optimal academic success.

Strategic Direction

To fulfill our mission, we will provide a system of academic success programs and services that proactively facilitates the successful transition and academic performance of cadets throughout their time at VMI. Simultaneously we will enhance the reputation and credibility of the MAC by educating stakeholders about the capabilities and possibilities of the MAC so that programs and services are fully utilized and valued.


Latest News from the MAC: 

 AC 101/102 Application Deadline Has Been Extended to Wednesday, August 13, 2014: All incoming Rats are encouraged to apply for one of the 50 seats in the AC (Academics) 101/102 courses this fall. We have sent letters out about the courses and application process to all incoming Rats. For more information, visit our webpage at www.vmi.edu/fyi.

Cadet Leadership Opportunities for Fall 2014:

Cadet Program Assistants are needed for Operation Excel, Group Study Sessions (see below for details), and Project Success. Any upperclass cadet interested in working with the Miller Academic Center should review our website to learn about our programs and then contact us at mac@vmi.edu for application information. Positions can be voluntary or paid $10.00 an hour for these program roles.

Group Study Sessions (GSS) 

 GSS are led by one or two upperclass cadets who earned a B or better in the course at VMI. GSS+ are Group Study Sessions that have a faculty member working closely with the cadet leaders to help them plan the sessions and debrief/assess following each week's group meeting. The faculty for GSS+ also attend the weekly group meeting to observe, mentor, and assist where needed. Please see the table below for more information about the location and time of these meetings. 

The Miller Academic Center is currently seeking GSS Cadet Leaders for Fall 2014 in the following courses: 

CH 131 & 137      
FR 102 & 202      

Any cadets interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit the GSS webpage for more information and application guidelines. Additionally, if there are any courses for which you would like a new GSS created, contact the MAC now so we can get it in place for the Fall 2014 semester. If you did well in a course that has no GSS at this time and you believe there is a need for one, also please contact us if you would like to be a part of that GSS team of facilitators.

Individual Meetings Available

MAC staff is available from 0800-1630, Monday - Friday throughout the summer for individuals meetings. Interested cadets can either schedule an appointment or drop by. Possible topics can include setting goals, planning your time so you can do everything you need to do and want to do, reading for comprehension and retention, note-taking, and test preparation and test-taking. Cadets with suggestions of programs and services that the MAC should consider offering are also encouraged to come by the office.