The Academic Assistance Center (AAC)

A workshop on the new "Satisfactory Academic Progress" requirements was offered in November in order to help faculty understand the new federal rules, regulations and procedures associated with students applying for probationary status. In order for the student to be reviewed by Financial Aid, a "Plan" must be developed by the student in collaboration with their academic advisor. Led by Assistant Dean of Teaching & Learning, Robert Warburton and Director of Financial Aid, Sandra Oerly-Bennett, the workshop was recorded on video and is available for check-out from the Advising Assistance Center (AAC) in 208 Scarborough Library.

The AAC had a total of 172 appointments in the fall semester and the majority of them centered around the new catalog requirements. Former AAC graduate assistant, Courtney Estelow is now a full-time employee with American Public University in Charles Town. Caitlin Pollard, a new CSDA graduate student, will join the AAC in January. We appreciate all of Courtney’s hard work and we extend a warm welcome to Caitlin.

Some restructuring developments have occurred as of late. The offices of Career Development and Cooperative Education have moved from Student Affairs to Academic Affairs as part of the Center for Teaching and Learning Dr. Warburton and his staff are now preparing for the January 6th Transfer/Readmit Advising Session.