Bloomfield College recently established a new Center for Student Success (CSS) led by Leah Brown-Johnson as executive director. By consolidating a number of departments that currently provide student academic and career support under the umbrella of the CSS, students will have access to a team of professionals cross-trained to provide assistance across the spectrum of needs. View video.
The newly formed CSS comprises the following departments, two of which have been renamed to better articulate the services provided and enhance integration of student academic support services across campus:
- Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
- TRIO SSS
- McNair Program
- Office of Students with Disabilities
- (newly named) Center for Academic Advising and Career Education (CAACE) - a merger of the former Academic Advising Department and the Center for Career Development
- (newly named) Office of Tutoring, Writing, and Academic Support Services - formerly the Center for Innovation in Teaching to Enhance Learning (CITEL)
The merger that created CAACE will be instrumental in creating pathway programs for all students that integrate course and major advisement, test preparation, licensures, and certification guidance with job shadowing, internships and career exploration, explained Brown-Johnson.
"This restructuring and departmental name changes reflect the vision of College administration and the diligent work of Center for Student Success staff to consistently and incrementally build a center that will serve our students through collaborative support services," added Brown-Johnson. "By applying best practices, our focus is on working closely with our student body to enhance their retention, graduation and employability."
For more information, visit Center for Student Success.