Center for Academic Excellence
Regina B. Artis, Assistant Director
The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a full service learning support unit designed to assist all university students in reaching high levels of academic success. The CAE mission is to empower students for academic, career, and personal success. The primary goal of CAE is to increase the retention of all freshmen, sophomores and student athletes by providing quality academic support programs. To that end, CAE provides a wide array of academic support programs and services such as: intrusive academic advising; supplemental instruction; tutoring in general education courses; instruction in developmental Math and Reading, University Experience and Strategies for Academic Success; academic skills workshops; peer mentoring; and retention initiatives for males and females.OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the Center for Academic Excellence are:
- To serve as the university's central academic advising unit that provides academic guidance and support services such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, and developmental mathematics and reading courses.
- To collaborate with academic and student affairs departments to provide a cohesive network of support services aimed to increase student academic achievement.
- To develop and implement strategies designed to increase retention rates of all freshmen and sophomores.
The goals of the Center for Academic Excellence are:
- To increase the retention and graduation of students admitted to the University;
- To provide intensive quality academic advising and academic support services that foster academic success;
- To assist students in their transition to the university;
- To prepare undeclared students for their prospective majors;
- To provide students on academic probation a support network that will assist them in obtaining good academic standing;
- To enhance students' reading and mathematics skills.
COURSES WITH DESCRIPTION
FRST 098. Basic Reading Credit 2
This course is designed to develop reading proficiency through the study of a variety of reading levels: basic, literal, and critical. Specific emphasis is placed on developing comprehension, increasing vocabulary, and enhancing thinking skills while improving basic study habits.
MATH 099. Intermediate Mathematics Credit 3
This course provides elementary properties of real numbers and basic algebra through solving of quadratic equations by various means. Students are assigned to this course based on their math placement exam score. Students whose major curriculum includes Math 101 or Math 111 are also required to take this course.
SCS 099. Strategies for Academic Success Credit 0
This course is designed to equip the probationary student with essential competencies for academic success by maximizing the students' potential to become independent thinkers and self directed and successful learners. This course focuses on time management, utilization of university resources, development of quality study practices, prioritization of academic and social activities, adjustment to the university environment, and acceptance of responsibility for personal academic success.
Credit is given for math and reading courses taken in The Center for Academic Excellence, however, no quality points are received toward the completion of a degree.
DIRECTORY OF FACULTY
Regina Brooks Artis – B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Caryn Atwater – B.S., Long Island University; M.S., Tufts University
Torrey Burden – B.S., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
LaTonya Chalmers – B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Daniel Ferguson – B.S., South Carolina State University; M.Ed., Clemson University
Andrea Fernandez – B.A., M.A., North Carolina A&T State University
Tammy Ford – B.S., University of Georgia; M.A. Piedmont College
Ella Hairston – B.A., Johnson C. Smith University; M.A., North Carolina A&T State University
C. Renee Hall – B.A., M.A. North Carolina A&T State University
P. Brandon Johnson – B.A., North Carolina A&T State University; M.A., University of Georgia
Wilson Jones – B.S., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Melinda Lee – B.S., Elizabeth City State University; M.S., American InterContinental University
Juanita Painter – B.S., M.A., Norfolk State University
Elise Rhodes – B.S., M.S., D’Youville College
Mary Westmoreland – B.A., M.A., North Carolina A&T State University
Angela White – B.S., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Denise White – B.A., Dillard University; M.S., North Carolina A&T State University
Kirby Wilson – B.S., M.S., North Carolina A&T State University