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As conceived by President Dawood Farahi in 2003, the purpose of the CAS is to ensure excellence and accessibility for all of Kean University’s undergraduate student population. This is to be accomplished by improving, expanding and making more accessible all student academic support services. Initially created by the consolidation of the functions of the Career Services Center, the First Year Center and the Learning Assistance Program, undeclared/undecided student advisement and counseling. The department has grown as more services have been centralized in one unit. A major advancement in the delivery of services occurred with the January 2005 opening of the Maxine & Jace Lane Center for Academic Success Building. This state of the art facility allowed for the consolidation of all CAS service divisions into one centralized location in a prime spot on campus. The new location has been a tremendous boon to the realization of the mission of the CAS.

The basic services of the CAS are organized into the following divisions: Academic Dismissal Appeals; Career Development and Advancement Services (formerly known as Career Services); International Student Services; Placement Testing; Registration & Orientation Services, Retention Services, Tutoring and Learning Support Services; Veterans Affairs; and Writing Center.

 


Mission Statement

The Center for Academic Success (CAS) is a cornerstone of Kean University's commitment to opportunity. It integrates all of the advisement, learning support and career counseling to provide full service to our students. This unique concept, the only facility of its kind in New Jersey, is implemented in a physical structure expressly designed for this very purpose. 

CAS and its programmatic offerings are designed to help Kean University realize its mission of educational access and excellence for its students. The primary goal of the center is to address the academic and informational needs of Kean University's students. It is regardless of their level of academic preparation.

The Center also has the goal of improving the quality, consistency and availability of academic support services to students. Through these efforts, CAS will seek to improve the retention and persistence to graduation rates for the University.

Academic Accordions: 
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Office of Veteran Student Affairs
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Office of Veteran Student Affairs 
Main Office CAS 208
Phone (908) 737-0483
Vito Zajda

vzajda@kean.edu

Designated University Official      CAS 222

About              

Kean University and the Office of Veterans welcomes our veterans as they pursue their educational program(s). The Kean University administration, faculty and staff are dedicated to help our veterans achieve their educational and career goals.  The Office of Veterans Affairs helps our veterans obtain their educational benefits through the Veterans Administration.

Accordion Title: 
Office of Student Success and Retention Services
Accordion Body: 

Office of Student Success and Retention Services
Main Office CAS 122 
Phone (908) 737-0300 
Email cas@kean.edu

Managing Assistant Director
Serena Scalice  CAS 122   908.737.0323  sscalice@kean.edu

Coordinator 
Jean Brown  CAS 122   908.737.0311  brownj@kean.edu

 

About

The Office of Student Success and Retention is dedicated to providing guidance and support to the Kean University student population as they embark on their journey towards degree completion.

The office focuses on:

  • Students who are not meeting academic standards
  • Students who are interested in re-enrolling into Kean University – readmit or reinstated
  • Students who are at risk of failing courses and withdrawing from the university

Using a holistic approach, The Office of Student Success and Retention is proactive in reaching out to students in an attempt to direct and assist them towards goal attainment.

Accordion Title: 
Writing Center
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Writing Center 
Main Office CAS 111E
Phone (908) 737-0317

About

 At the Kean University Writing Center, peer writing coaches provide non-judgmental, one-on-one support for all writers.  We work with writers at all stages of the writing process – whether you are brainstorming ideas, or working on the final stylistic changes.

It is a place where you can learn to:

  • Gather ideas, find a focus, and form a writing piece 
  • Motivate yourself 
  • Organize your work at any point in  writing a piece 
  • Manage your time while making effective revisions 
  • Proofread grammar, spelling errors, and writing conventions
  • Develop a strategy

Tips for Success:

  • Please be on-time (sessions are 50 minutes each
  • Come when you first get the assignment.
  • Come with a goal (Outline/Draft/ Brainstorming)
  • Revisit our writing center to check revisions 
  • If you do not have a laptop, bring your work on a USB memory device
  • Always save and send your work to your email

Writing Center WebSite

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Placement Testing
Accordion Body: 

Placement Testing
Testing Location CAS 207
Phone (908) 737-0340

About

Kean University policy requires that all newly-admitted undergraduate students take placement tests in reading, writing, and mathematics, unless they are exempt from all or part of this testing due to their SAT scores or course work completed at other colleges. Kean administers the ACCUPLACER computerized placement tests.

Placement Testing Information Website

Accordion Title: 
Academic Dismissal Appeals
Accordion Body: 

Academic Dismissal Appeals 
Main Office CAS 108
Phone (908) 737-0300
Email cas@kean.edu
 

Retention Specialist 

Jean Brown               CAS 122      908.737.0311    brownj@kean.edu

Academic Amnesty Instructions 
Academic Amnesty Application
Reinstatement / Academic Appeals Process

 

Accordion Title: 
Transfer Admission and Evaluation Services (TAES)
Accordion Body: 

Transfer Admission and Evaluation Services (TAES) 

Kean Hall Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Transfer Services 
Phone (908) 737-TBA
Email transfer@kean.edu

 

Accordion Title: 
Tutoring and Learning Support
Accordion Body: 

Tutoring and Learning Office
CAS 124
Phone (908) 737-0300
Email cas@kean.edu

Tutoring Coordinator

Jackie Langley    CAS 124D   908.737.0312   jlangley@kean.edu

Objective 

The Tutoring and Learning Support Services at CAS is to enable Kean student to gain competence and achieve excellence despite the time limitations imposed by everyday obligations, as well as the varying level of background experiences and academic preparations faced by many of our undergraduates.
Tutoring is available by appointment and on a drop-in basis. Sessions are one-on-one or in groups. The Center for Academic Success selects and trains both student and professional tutors. 

Tutoring focuses on areas in which students most often experience difficulty, from introductory-level through senior-level courses. Tutorial activity is adapted to course content and objectives, and is an extension of classroom instruction. The goal is to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the highest grade possible and also to master the academic content needed to progress in their academic careers. 

Tutoring and Learning Support Services also works closely with departments such as the Spanish Speaking Program and the English as a Second Language Program to assist these students populations in addressing their specialized needs.

To make an appointment, visit TutorTrac.

 

Accordion Title: 
Career Development and Advancement
Accordion Body: 

Career Development and Advancement 
Main Office CAS 123
Phone (908) 737-0320
Email career@kean.edu

 

Director

Janice Johnston                    CAS 123B         908.737.0324                   johnsto@kean.edu

Career Coordinator

Blanca Rosales-Ahn             CAS 123A          908.737.0347                  rosalebl@kean.edu

Administrative Assistant

Lorena Caytuero                   CAS 123            908.737.0321                  caytuerl@kean.edu

Career Specialist

Carolyn Galligan                   CAS 123            908.737.0320                   cgalligan@kean.edu  

About 

Career Development and Advancement at CAS assist students in preparing to compete in today's changing job market. The center maintains information on the latest career resources, techniques and strategies designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our services are personalized and serve to empower students at each stage of their career development, from first year through graduation. 

Career Development and Advancement offer a variety of workshops to further your professional skills:

  • Resume Writing
  • Interview Preparation
  • Job Search Skills
  • How to Choose a Major
Accordion Title: 
Registration and Orientation Services
Accordion Body: 

Registration and Orientation Services 
Main Office CAS 124 
Phone (908) 737-0300 
Email cas@kean.edu

About 

The CAS provides a wide range of orientation services for freshman and transfer students and their families, such as New Student Orientation and Family Orientations in the fall and spring semesters. The daylong New Students Orientation includes welcomes from President Dawood Farahi, officers of the University and students leaders. A nationally known educational motivator conducts an interactive workshop on time management, study skills and habit modification to fit their new lives as college students. Family Orientation provides a general introduction to the University, informational packets and presentations on services available to students and their families.
 

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