Center for Student Achievement
Holloway Hall

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 intentional guidance and academic support to achieve greater academic success. The Center for Student Achievement is a collaboration between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at SU to help students reach their academic potential.

The CSA's Services include:

Academic Coaching- CSA staff members meet one on one with students who may be having academic difficulty.  Students on academic probation may seek our assistance to re-establish academic stability. Students are referred by faculty, peers, family members, or staff.

Supplemental Instruction- SI is a learning enhancement program which consists of a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses.  Sessions are open to all students who want to improve their understanding of course material as well as their grades.  SI sessions are led by SI leaders, competent students who have previously taken the courses.

Academic Recovery Program– Assist students who have been placed on academic probation in reestablishing academic stability. Provide academic support for courses commonly known or understood to be traditionally difficult.                      

Retention – Assess and monitor retention among student users as well as special student populations.

Study Skills Workshops- The CSA is available to host group study skills workshops upon request.

Tutoring – Drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment is offered six days a week in the CSA for selected courses. Students may receive tutoring in a number of courses not currently offered by academic departments. Additionally, they may receive referrals regarding additional tutoring resources available on campus.

Scholar Holler- Academic recognition program designed to highlight exceptional students for their academic achievements. Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for Scholar Holler. A recipient is selected each month. They are highlighted in the CSA on the website and in the Flyer student newspaper.