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, Transfer & Readmission Admissions Services; Tutoring and Learning Support Services; Veterans Affairs; and Writing Center.
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.
Office of Veteran Student Affairs
Main Office CAS 208
Phone (908) 737-0367
Designated University Official CAS 222
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.
Managing Assistant Director
Serena Scalice CAS 122 908.737.0323 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Brown CAS 122 908.737.0311 email@example.com
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.
Main Office CAS 111E
Phone (908) 737-0317
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
Testing Location CAS 207
Phone (908) 737-0340
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.
Chair Person of Academic Dismissal Appeals
Dr. Stephen Kubow CAS 124F 908.737.0309 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Brown CAS 122 908.737.0311 email@example.com
Transfer Admission and Evaluation Services (TAES)
Kean Hall Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Transfer Services
Phone (908) 737-TBA
Jackie Langley CAS 124D 908.737.0312 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Janice Johnston CAS 123B 908.737.0324 email@example.com
Blanca Rosales-Ahn CAS 123A 908.737.0347 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorena Caytuero CAS 123 908.737.0321 email@example.com
Carolyn Galligan CAS 123 908.737.0320 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.