Academic and Student-Athlete Support Services
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT ATHLETE SUPPORT SERVICES
The Cougar Enrichment Program was developed to enhance the learning opportunities for student-athletes while attending Caldwell University. The program provides study hall sessions, as well as learning support services in a variety of subject areas and levels. Any student athlete on a current roster is eligible for academic services. Tutoring services are offered through a request form for one on one tutoring, drop-in hours and exam review sessions throughout the semester.
All tutoring will take place in the Academic Success Center during normal hours of operation.
Need a Tutor?
All student athletes may request a tutor for any subject. A tutoring appointment will be set up based on your academic and athletic schedule. Please see the Assistant Director for Compliance and Student Welfare in the Athletic Office to discuss requesting a tutor and the process.
It may take up to one week to fill your request. You will receive notification on your Caldwell University email of your tutoring appointment. It is important you pay attention to your email for notification. You Will receive email notification with the start date, time and location. If there are any questions and/or issues you may reply to the email notification or contact the Assistant Director for Compliance and Student Welfare in the Athletic Office immediately.
If you are unable to attend a tutoring appointment for any reason (illness, change in practice time, competition, etc) you must contact the Academic Support Center for permission to cancel with your tutor 24 hours prior to the appointment. Student athletes DO NOT cancel directly with their tutor.
To contact the Academic Success Center please call 973-618-3271.
Important things to know:
- Student athletes are required to come to their tutoring sessions on time and prepared.
- It is required that a student must bring their book, notes, and handouts necessary for the session.
- Come prepared with the material read and subject matter attempted.
- A tutor is not there to do your work. The tutor is there to assist you in learning the material in the course work.
- Attendance is required at any scheduled tutoring session.
Drop-In Tutorial Labs
Drop-In tutoring sessions are posted outside of the Academic Success Center. Students may come for drop-in tutoring as little or as often as they like, without making an appointment.
Additional Resources offered
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER WORKSHOPS
Skill-specific workshops are presented throughout the year to help students develop and improve their study habits and writing techniques. Individual consultations are also available to students in need of general advice on academic skills development.
ENGLISH FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS PROGRAM
The Caldwell University English for Non-Native Speakers Program develops the academic language skills non-native speakers of English need to succeed in mainstream American college courses. It offers advanced level courses to improve skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and to enhance understanding of contemporary American culture and the conventions of the American academic community.
Students who demonstrate skill deficiencies in the areas of reading, computation, algebra, and writing are placed into appropriate English and math courses. Tutoring and lab support enhance instruction.
Writing lab tutors guide students to become independent, critical thinkers and writers, while upholding the tenets of academic integrity. Tutors can assist with all phases of the writing process, including organization and grammar. The Writing Center provides peer and professional drop-in tutoring 5 days a week. No appointment necessary!
It is mandated by the Caldwell University Athletic Department that all freshman student-athletes, transfer student athletes, Outreach System Student Athletes and any Student Athletes falling at or below a 2.5 GPA be required to complete 3 study hall hours per week. All hours must be completed in the designated Study Hall. This time is to be used for academic purposes only!
In some cases, your head coach may require you to complete “coach’s study hall” hours (regardless of GPA). This will be determined by each coach on a semester by semester basis. Any student-athlete who wishes to complete voluntary study hall hours may do so and should sign in with the Study Hall Supervisor.
Study hall hours will be compiled weekly and provided to coaches every Friday.
Study Hall Rules & Regulations
All Student-Athletes are expected to comply with all of the following rules when attending study hall.
1) Study Hall will be silent. Please conduct yourselves in the manner in which you would a final exam.
2) All Student-Athletes (S/A’s) are expected to come to study hall prepared. This means that it is up to the S/A to bring enough work to keep them busy for the duration of their time in study hall. If a S/A is not prepared then the S/A will be asked to leave study hall.
3) All S/A’s are expected to show respect to the other S/A’s and Monitors/Tutors around them. This means NO TALKING, NO MUSIC, NO FOOD, NO CELL PHONES and NO WANDERING AROUND THE HALLWAYS. You are in study hall for the sole purpose of completing your schoolwork and studying. If you need to talk with another S/A about scholastic issues please approach the monitor on duty and let them know what you require and accommodations will be made if possible.
4) No hats of any kind will be worn in study hall.
5) S/A’s need to be in study hall for a minimum of 1 hour in order to receive credit towards reducing their weekly quota.
6) S/A’s cannot receive more than 2 hours of credit towards study hall in one sitting.
7) BATHROOM POLICY: If you need to use the Bathroom facilities it is expected that you first notify the monitor on duty. You are then allotted a reasonable amount of time to use the facilities. If you are not back within a reasonable amount of time you will be signed out.
8) COMPUTER LAB POLICY: AT NO TIME SHOULD ANYONE BE CHECKING E-MAIL OR SURFING THE NET WHILE IN STUDY HALL. (IF YOU NEED TO DO SO, FOR SCHOLASTIC REASONS ONLY, YOU MUST FIRST CHECK WITH THE MONITOR ON DUTY.) ABSOLUTLY NO GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON THE COMPUTER DURING STUDY HALLL. IN ADDITION, SURFING OF INAPPROPRIATE WEBSITES (FACEBOOK, PORNOGRAPHY, ETC.) IS GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL FROM STUDY HALL AND FORFEITURE OF HOURS FOR THE WEEK. S/A’s who misuse the computer policy will be signed out. In addition, you cannot sign in and go to a separate site to utilize a computer lab.
Penalties for Missed Study Hall Hours
To ensure Caldwell University student-athlete’s attendance at the required number of hours each week, the following penalties will be in place for missed study hall hours.
1. First Offense – The rollover system: The student athlete make up the hours missed for the previous week in the subsequent week.
a) For example, if a student-athlete is required to have 3 study hall hours for the week and only earns 2, the student-athlete must obtain 4 the following week or a second offense will occur.
b) If the student athlete anticipates a busy schedule for the next week, the SA can do up to one additional hour of study hall for that week, which can roll over to the next week. This extra hour will only count if it is completed in the designated study hall session, it will not count if it is done in the Academic Support Center.
2. Second Offense – The Student Athlete will be suspended for a game. If the sport is not in season, the suspension will roll over to the next playing season.
In the case of extreme and extenuating circumstances that prevent a student-athlete from completing their required hours, the student-athlete must meet with the Compliance Coordinator or Assistant AD. If it can be determined that the circumstances are extreme and extenuating, an exception to the penalty will be granted as long as the student-athlete makes up the required hours during the subsequent week.