Funds that support the Center for Academic Success & Advising
Make a difference in students’ Academic Success
The Center for Academic Success & Advising (CASA) offers UIS students a “one-stop academic support shop.” The Center brings together several programs so that students can know more about available academic services and how to take advantage of those services. As a donor, you’ll also appreciate that the Center also ensures cost-effective delivery of services. The Center serves as home to the following offices and programs.
- Center for Academic Success and Advising Fund
- Office of Advising Services, or OASIS
- Office of International Programs
- Office of Internships and Prior Learning Services
- Office of Student Learning Services, or The Learning Hub
- Office of Testing Services
- Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS Bridge Program)
Center for Academic Success and Advising
This fund will be used to support student programming and events offered through the Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA). This includes events sponsored by the Learning Hub, Advising, and living-learning communities, including pre-nursing LLC and the STARS LLC. These events may include Peer Mentor events, tutoring events, study session events and other types of educational programming.
Office of Advising Services, or “OASIS”
Office of International Programs
International Programs encompasses three distinct areas: Study Abroad; support for international faculty and staff including visa and permanent resident applications; and working with faculty, departments and colleges on international initiative.
Office of Internships and Prior Learning Services
The Office of Internships and Prior Learning has three programs: Internships, Prior Learning Assessment, and Service-Learning, demonstrate the commitment of UIS to the principle that learning is active and can be acquired in a variety of settings. It has one fund that provides support for these endeavors.
Office of Student Learning Services, or “The Learning Hub”
At the Learning Hub, UIS, students can find:
- Caring and committed staff and peer tutors to help students through their academic challenges in virtually any subject taught at UIS
- One-on-one attention from staff members and peer tutors
- Help with studying, test-taking, time management, and much, much more
- Extra materials and hand-outs
The Learning Hub doesn’t hand out success; it helps students achieve it. That’s an important distinction because we want students to leave UIS as leaders, confident in their abilities to contribute to society. This one-on-one intensive assistance comes at a price. It requires excellent staff, excellent materials, excellent training for peer mentors and tutors, and much more. Your gifts to the Hub help to make an immediate difference for students who most need help and yet have tremendous promise as UIS graduates. Please give generously.
Office of Testing Services
Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS Bridge Program) Fund
Students Transitioning for Academic Retention and Success (STARS Bridge Program) is a living learning community for freshmen students here at UIS. The STARS Bridge Program offers a variety of enhanced academic support services to help ensure succeed. Students are invited into the STARS Bridge Program to receive individualized attention through regular appointments with academic advisors, peer mentors and first experience instructors. Your gifts will be used to meet unexpected needs for students such as book vouchers, semester programming events, and the summer program. Your gift is greatly appreciated.