"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: 

Cadet Leadership Opportunities for Spring 2015:  

The MAC is seeking qualified and motivated cadets to serve as MAC Cadet Assistants. The MAC Cadet Assistant will work approximately 3-5 hours per week under the direct supervision of a MAC professional staff member. MAC Cadet Assistants are responsible for greeting and directing visitors to resources, providing feedback about MAC programs, and assisting with the production of various projects. Any upperclass cadet interested in this position should contact MAJ Coates (coatestk@vmi.edu ) for application information. The position can be voluntary or paid $7.25 an hour.

Cadet Program Assistants are needed for Operation Excel, Group Study Sessions (TBD), 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 check back soon regarding a listing of courses that will have a GSS for the spring 2015 semester. For more information on Group Study Sessions, contact MAJ Coates (coatestk@vmi.edu).

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.