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Miller Academic Center
Virginia Military Institute
202 Carroll Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

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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: 

 Monday, September 21, 2015:

AC 101/102 Courses Update:
VMI has decided not to offer the AC 101/102 courses this fall. Incoming Rats should proactively access the programs and services available through the Miller Academic Center as well as the Writing Center and the Math Educational Resource Center to successfully transition from high school to college academics. The Miller Academic Center sincerely thanks all of the cadets, faculty, and administrators who supported this pilot!

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 click on the link below regarding a listing of courses that we have a GSS for the fall 2015 semester. For more information on Group Study Sessions, contact MAJ Coates (coatestk@vmi.edu).

Group Study Sessions Fall 2015 Schedule - Updated October 14, 2015

Position Openings:

We are looking for GSS facilitators for the courses listed below.  If you are interested, please email MAJ Coates at coatestk@vmi.edu.

CH-131 & 137, CH-223, and EC-300

 Individual Meetings Available

MAC staff is available from 0800-1630, Monday - Friday 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.