Center for Academic Achievement
The Center for Academic Achievement at FGCU offers various programs and services to support academic success. The Academic Success Program is staffed with professional Academic Success Coordinators available to provide individualized academic coaching and workshops to support students. Additionally, the Instructional Support Program offers a Tutoring Lab and Supplemental Instruction to all FGCU students.
If a professor plans to attend a conference, has a professional meeting or any other commitment that interferes with a class meeting the Center for Academic Achievement can provide backup service. Rather than cancel class we would love the opportunity:
Fill out the Guest Presentation Request Form to utilize this service for your course. If possible, the CAA staff prefers a two week notice to accommodate you presentation needs. Although, we do our best to meet each request we can not guarantee this service.
FASTRACK is a web based early warning system which allows faculty the opportunity to quickly send a report regarding a student who may be at academic risk. The report is submitted to First Year Advising in the Office of New Student Programs where an academic advisor who serves as a liaison for student success in early intervention will contact the at-risk student. Additionally, the report will be forwarded to several other departments that can assist the student to address the academic concern. Faculty submitting FASTRACK reports will receive email feedback regarding the intervention approaches taken with the referred student.
Supplemental Instruction is an academic support service offered by the CAA and an opportunity for students to enhance their learning in specific courses. Each SI leader attends one professor's course and conducts weekly study sessions. All students in the course can participate in these study groups to discuss content for the week's lecture. Led by the SI leaders, students work collaboratively in groups and brainstorm to solve problems and to increase understanding of course material. Additionally, the leaders help students develop study techniques such as note taking, exam formulation, time management and other skills critical for success.
In small, informal groups, SI Leaders guide students in the study session and provide the tools students need to find answers on their own and gain confidence as a learner. SI Leader duties include:
The SI program is designed to minimize additional faculty time commitment. On average, faculty commitments include:
Promote SI Study Sessions though announcements at the beginning or end of each class and adding SI information to your syllabus (2 minutes)
Weekly planning meetings with the SI Leader which can take place during office hours (10-30 minutes)
Provide recommendations for new SI Leaders & encourage students to apply for the position
If you would like to discuss SI for your course, the role of the SI Leader, or have any questions regarding the program and services, please contact:
Lindsay Singh, Assistant Director, Center for Academic Achievement
The Instructional Support Tutoring Lab is a great place for students to supplement their classroom learning. The tutoring lab is currently set up for one-on-one or small group walk-ins, with a few select courses offering appointment based scheduling. The tutoring that is offered will do more than assist students in completing assignments. Our tutors are trained to assist students in learning and understanding the underlying concepts behind what they have been learning in their lecture. The underlying objective of tutoring is to assist students in becoming independent and confident learners.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (239)590-7906, or visit Center for Academic Achievement in LIB 103