2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog (Updated Spring 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Center for Access and Academic Success

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Dr. Angela Williams, Director

The Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS) is designed to promote holistic academic and personal student development, providing assistance primarily to first and second year students and transfer students with less than 30 credits, with access to comprehensive academic support services which strengthen their performance and promote student success and retention. The Center offers academic support through the following services: Academic Advising and Coaching, Tutoring, Peer Mentoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), and English as a Second Language (ESL). The center also encompasses student enrichment programs such as, “Future Outstanding Cohort of University Students” (FOCUS), “Dare to be Resilient, Accountable & Motivated” (DREAM) summer bridge program, and the First-year Experience-Hawk Mentor Partnership. CAAS partners with personnel from each of the divisions on campus—Academic Affairs, Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs and Institutional Advancement to support, and in some instances, creates initiatives that will assist in the retention of every student. The staff is comprised of highly trained and caring professionals who are dedicated to helping students achieve academic and personal success at UMES.

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