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Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)


CSM Resources

Academic Senate
The Academic Senate Governing Council is the voice of the faculty on matters related to curriculum and instruction.
We work collaboratively with college administration, staff, and students to promote academic excellence.

Basic Skills Initiative
The Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Committee participates in a collaborative statewide effort to address the needs of basic skills/ESL community college students who are academically under-prepared. BSI is intended to facilitate basic skills education and to provide extended professional enrichment opportunities to faculty, classified staff, and administrators.

Distance Education
The Distance Education Office, located in the Center for Academic Excellence (18-206), provides students, faculty, and staff access to resources to support CSM's commitment to helping students pursue their educational goals through multiple modes of delivery that promote access, convenience, and flexibility.

Learning Center
The Learning Center offers free tutoring in a variety of subjects, up-to-date technology, mentoring, workshops, group study rooms, a computer center, scholarship information, and a friendly, comfortable place to study. We strive to provide an atmosphere that is academic, professional, confidential, and safe. The Learning Center is a place where students can complete assignments, and a hub, to connect with other resources on campus.

Professional Development
The Professional Development website lists opportunities for staff, faculty and administrators to enrich their personal and professional lives via the Classified Staff Development Program, the Faculty Professional Development Program and the Management Development Program.

External Links

Association of American Colleges and Universities
The Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career.

California Community College State Chancellor's Office
Learn more at the California Community College State Chancellor's Office's website.

California Community Colleges' Success Network (3CSN)
The California Community Colleges' Success Network develops leaders in California Community Colleges who have the capacity to facilitate networks of faculty, staff, and students for curricular and institutional redesigns in support of increased student access, success, equity, and completion.

California Academic Senate
The California Academic Senate fosters the effective participation by community college faculty in all statewide and local academic and professional matters; develops, promotes, and acts upon policies responding to statewide concerns; and serves as the official voice of the faculty of California Community Colleges in academic and professional matters. The Academic Senate strengthens and supports the local senates of all California community colleges.

On Course Workshops
On Course is a one-stop resource for educators across the curriculum...especially those who want to empower their students to become active, responsible, and successful learners.