Center for Student Achievement (CSA)
The Center for Student Achievement (CSA) is devoted to helping students realize their academic and career goals through a variety of retention activities. A major focus of these activities is academic advising (link opens in this window). CSA has full-time advisors who are involved with New Student Orientation and academic advising.
Advisors assist full and part-time students, students who are non-degree seeking (temporary students), high school Rule 10 students, academic probationary students, and students who have not met Purdue Calumet’s admission requirements or deadline dates for the Schools of Education and Nursing. CSA also advises adult learners and company employees needing to take work-related courses. Prospective students are welcome for preadmission advising as well.
Along with the advising component, there is another area devoted to retaining and helping students. The Academic Resource Center (link opens in this window) provides free tutoring services for most university courses. CSA is one of the pioneers in Supplemental Instruction (SI), which is specialized tutoring sessions for more strenuous classes.
Other retention activities:
- Block schedules of core classes, Facebook groups for Freshman Year Experience courses, weekly myPUC portal communications regarding study skills as well as general campus announcements, and a common reading program (link opens in this window) for first-semester students;
- Academic Recovery Program (link opens in this window) for students on academic probation; and
- Online resources (link opens in this window) on topics such as time management, how to choose a major, test-taking tips, and much more.