Center for Academic Achievement
The Center for Academic Achievement (known as The Center or CAA) believes that students should study smarter, not harder. That's why The Center helps students in the areas of Tutoring, Counseling, Disability Services, and Resume/Cover Letter Writing. For detailed information on any of the areas the Center specializes in or to reserve a spot for a test, please call 407-303-7747 ext. 110-6413.
Counseling assists students in resolving personal difficulties and in acquiring the necessary skills and resources to both succeed in the university environment and pursue productive and satisfying lives. Counseling can help clarify concerns, gain insight into self and others, and teach new ways to most effectively cope and/or resolve issues. Counseling can offer emotional support, new perspectives, and help in considering possible solutions. Other reasons to see a counselor may include: academic, career direction/concerns, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, grief and loss, family, communication, stress management, anger management, and physical, sexual, or substance abuse. Counseling is free to all students, and students are encouraged to seek counseling assistance proactively. For appointments, please call 407-303-7747 ext. 110-6074 or email email@example.com.
Online counseling (e-Therapy) is available to both on-campus and distance students. Counseling is offered via email and real-time chat. For more information or to set up an appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's good to remember that online counseling is not appropriate for all kinds of problems; students should speak to the counselor to determine if e-therapy would be a good fit.
All students with a documented disability who are seeking accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in the CAA, at least two weeks before the beginning of the trimester or immediately following any injury or illness. This recommendation is to ensure timely implementation of accommodations.
Information on Academic Accommodations
If a student requests accommodation, that student must provide the OSD with the requested current, official documentation related to his or her disability. That documentation will be used to determine the type and extent of accommodation that is most reasonable and effective for that student.
If criteria have been met and accommodations granted, the student must submit a copy of his or her class schedule and proof of course payment. The OSD will then notify each of the student's instructors of his or her needs once the student has completed the Release of Information Form (available in the CAA). The instructor will receive an Academic Accommodation Form explaining the accommodations necessary for that student.
For each subsequent trimester, it is the student's responsibility to notify the OSD of his or her updated class schedule and complete the trimester accommodations form. At any time, students may request in writing to discontinue any information-sharing related to their disability. Students may request to discontinue their accommodations at any time. Questions or concerns should be brought to the attention of the OSD.
To be eligible for disability-related services, students must have a documented disability as defined by the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). A person with a disability is an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Please note that school plans, such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plans, are not sufficient documentation to establish the rationale for accommodations in a university setting. Original documents are not necessary--a copy or fax of the material is sufficient. If documentation is incomplete, or otherwise inadequate to determine the disability and/or reasonable accommodations, the OSD will require additional documentation. Documentation costs are to be paid by the student.
For further information regarding Academic Accommodations, please contact the CAA.
The Learning Co-Op
The Learning Co-Op is located on the ground floor of the Nursing Building. It's full of great resources to help a student's projects and grades reach the next level. In the Co-Op a student can find the latest and greatest Macs and PCs, 2 scanners, one capable of scanning larger format paper, a large format inkjet printer, a sound booth, microphones, and Pro Tools system. The Co-Op is a place to be creative! A place where a student can create multimedia projects and presentations and burn them to a CD, DVD, copy them to an external hard drive or thumb drive, and even print posters! To find out how to use some of this equipment, students can visit the Co-Op or go online to the CAA website and under the Center for Academic Achievement page, click on Learning Co-Op.