"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:

Academic Saturday Notice:
The Academic Saturday Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday, April 12th has been replaced with the following requirement for all members of the Class of 2017 to complete and submit to the MAC (mac@vmi.edu) no later than noon Wednesday, April 16th:   
1. Read the email sent by the Miller Academic Center on Wednesday, April 9th and follow the directions. Be sure to add the "Help Received" statement to both worksheets.
2. Examples of how the Project Management Worksheet should be completed can be found for papers and for tests
3. You will receive confirmation from the MAC that your worksheets were done properly and were accepted. If they are not, you will be notified that you have to re-submit with better quality of work. So please think about the exercises and give it your best effort!
4. If you have any questions you must contact the Miller Academic Center by this Friday, April 11th.

Completing the two handouts replaces the workshop on Saturday. We will not form up at that time. Those cadets who do not comply with completion and submission of acceptable worksheets will be reported to the Commandant's Office for accountability. 

Cadet Leadership Opportunities for Fall 2014:
Cadet facilitators 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 GSS).

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: 

SP-102 & 202       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. 

Individual Meetings Available

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