Because the transition of living away from home, registering for classes, finding a job and completing assignments on time can seem overwhelming, the Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) assigns a personal Islander Success Advocate (ISA) to all first-year students.
The Islander Success Advocates are academically successful upper-division and graduate students who are trained to provide academic assistance to all first-year students. Success Advocates focus on connecting with incoming first-year students by addressing both the academic and social needs of each student.
Success Advocates reach out to students either by email, phone calls, class presentations, and "meet 'n greets" to discuss CASA's academic services such as one-on-one tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Success Strategies Workshops, and other valuable insight about the university.
Islander Success Advocates aim to help all first-year students to make a smooth transition to ensure academic success.
CASA's Islander Success Advocates are located in the Glasscock Student Success Center (GSSC) 121A and can also be reached at 361-825-5933.