History and Services of the CSA
The Center for Student Achievement opened
its doors on September 2, 2008. The Foundations of Excellence
Task Force (2006) recommended the establishment of an Academic
Resource Center where students would have access to structured
guidance and academic support. The Center for Student
Achievement is a collaboration between Academic Affairs and
Student Affairs at Salisbury University designed to help
students fulfill their academic potential.
The CSA's Services include:
Coaching - Academic Coaching is a Success Initiative where
students who may be struggling academically meet one-on-one with
our trained graduate assistants. These meetings cover a
variety of topics, each specialized to the student. Students are referred by faculty, peers,
family members, or staff.
Supplemental Instruction -
SI is a learning enhancement program for students taking
historically difficult courses. It consists of weekly
review sessions designed to supplement lectures, labs, and
coursework. The sessions are led by SI Leaders, students
who have previously taken and excelled in the course. SI
Sessions are open to all students.
Drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment (for Praxis) is offered six days
a week in the CSA for selected courses. Please see the
Tutoring Webpage for more information.
Workshops – Like Academic Coaching, but for a group
instead of an individual student, the Workshops we offer cover a
variety of topics. The Study Skills and Time Management
Workshops are historically the most popular. Workshops are
available upon request. For more information, see our
Request a Study Skills Workshop page.
Academic Recovery Program –
The Academic Recovery Program helps students who have been
placed on academic probation reestablish their academic stability.
The Program is a series of Workshops and/or Academic Coaching
meetings. Students who participate in the Academic
Recovery Program are statistically more likely to come off
academic probation and have higher GPAs than those who don't.
Scholar Holler - The Scholar
Holler Award is an academic
recognition program designed to highlight exceptional students
for their achievements. Faculty and staff are invited to
nominate students for Scholar Holler throughout the Fall and
Spring semesters. Each month we select a recipient, who
receives a small prize and is highlighted on the CSA website and
The Flyer, Salisbury's student newspaper.