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
The CSA's Services include:
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.
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
Retention – Assess and monitor retention among student users
as well as special student populations.
Skills Workshops- The CSA is available to host group study
skills workshops upon request.
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.
Scholarships- Are you a candidate for Rhodes, Marshall,
Fulbright or other prestigious scholarships? These
scholarships offer students the opportunity to study abroad,
work at a federal agency, or pursue graduate studies on a
fellowship. For more information click
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.