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Center for Academic Success

About

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.

For more information please visit the Center for Academic Success website

 

Academic Accordions: 
Accordion Title: 
One Stop
Accordion Body: 

One Stop 
Main Office CAS Lobby 
Phone (908) 737-0300
Covelas, Olga 
CAS Lobby 

Hays, Meryl        CAS Lobby          
Paulino, Rosa     CAS Lobby

About

The One-Stop Service Center provides Kean University’s students and community quality student services at a convenient and central location. Located on the first floor of the Center for Academic Success, the center is a starting point for assisting prospective, new, and continuing students with navigating Kean University administratively and academically. Students are able to get assistance, ask questions, and pointed in the right direction with regards to registration concerns, transfer admissions, and general student accounting information. The One-Stop Service Center also serves as a second location to handle matters normally handled at the Office of the Registrar, such as changing schedules or majors. There is always a friendly staff member to assist students with their questions and concerns.

Services include:

  • Housing variety of forms for new and continuing students
  • Change of major
  • Change of address and/or name
  • Graduation applications
  • Registration petition (for credit overload and course time conflict)
  • Course work at another institution
  • Grade re-calculations
  • Pass/Fail Audit request
  • Social Security Number Correction
  • NJ Residency Petition
  • Receive payment for tuition, graduation, and certification fees when student accounting is not open.
  • Payments may only be paid with a check or money order at One-Stop.
  • Other forms of payment must be made at Student Accounting. 
  • Accept official transcript request.
  • Official transcripts can only be paid with a check or money order at One-Stop.
  • Provide unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Provide verification of enrollment to students
  • Assist students with adding and dropping courses during registration periods
  • Withdraw students from courses once registration has closed
  • Inform students on how to registrar for closed courses or courses that require special permission or petitions
  • Assist prospective and returning students with the admissions process for transfer, second degree, and re-admitting students
  • Provide copies of program evaluations for transfer students
  • Answer various questions

Student petitions may be submitted at One Stop for consideration. Appeals are handled through the Office of the Registrar. 

Accordion Title: 
Office of Veteran Student Affairs
Accordion Body: 

Office of Veteran Student Affairs 
Main Office CAS 208
Phone (908) 737-0367
Lilliam Banner

lbanner@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: 
Intervention and Retention Services
Accordion Body: 

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

Coordinator 
Jean Brown Coordinator   CAS 122   908.737.0311  brownj@kean.edu

Principle Clerk Typist 
Audrey (Ilesiah) Gray    CAS 122   908.737.0311  agray@kean.edu

About

For most students, college is an exploratory time in their lives as they prepare for their future careers. However, many students, referred to as undecided students, are unsure of which major to pursue. Another group of students, known as undeclared students, have a desired major but are unable to formally declare it for various reasons, such as having a low grade-point average or being on academic probation. To help this special population of students, Undecided/Undeclared Students Services at CAS provides career and major exploration and academic monitoring and counseling.

Mission, Goals & Objectives

Accordion Title: 
Writing Center
Accordion Body: 

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 stragety 

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

Accordion Title: 
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
 

Chair Person of Academic Dismissal Appeals

Dr. Stephen Kubow   CAS 124F    908.737.0309    skubow@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

Services 

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.
 

Accordion Title: 
Career Development and Advancement
Accordion Body: 

Career Devleopment 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

Adminstrative 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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