the center for student engagement and success (cses) is a first-stop, one-stop resource for students on campus who need help and are not sure where to go or who to contact.
designed to bolster student success, cses provides timely and helpful resources. if we cannot provide direct support, we will work with you to locate an office or department on campus that can help with specialized knowledge, services, and skills to meet your needs.
cses is designed to connect, coordinate, and integrate campus services, resources, programs, and offices to improve your educational quality so that you have a smooth transition from orientation all the way through graduation.
cses knows that the transition to remote learning/instruction can be stressful, and the cses student success coaches are here to help you develop a plan for managing your online classes successfully. if you’re feeling overwhelmed, success coaches can help you get organized and assist you with creating a strategy for each of your courses so that we can ensure that you are taking the necessary steps to support your academic success.
we can help you develop and refine skills that are critical to success in online courses, such as time management and communicating effectively with your instructor and classmates. finally, you can talk to a success coach about anything going on in your life, and we can suggest other campus resources that may be able to help.
while classes are redirected to the online environment, success coaching is available. during online success coaching sessions, students will have an opportunity to work with a success coach just as they would in face-to-face success coaching sessions
if you do not have reasonable access for online appointments, appointments can be held over the phone.
contact our success coaches to make your appointment.
cses hosts weekly workshops every tuesday at 4 p.m. geared toward helping you be sucessful in college and the world beyond. workshop topics range from time management tips for college students and test taking skills, to research methods or personal coping strategies. we bring experts from across campus to present on a topic and answer all of your questions.
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the center for student engagement and success is a first-stop resource for students who need help. cses staff can answer everyday questions about academics, personal life and professional success, as well as coordinate services as complex as helping students map an individual success plan for their four years at mount st. mary’s university. cses’s unique position is intended to help integrate campus resources to enhance the student experience.
the center for student engagement and success aspires to provide an increased learning environment and quality experience that engages all students to become nation’s most promising ethical global leaders.
the center for student engagement and success is a first-stop resource to empower students to reach personal, academic and professional success.
student retention has always been an important goal at the mount. in the spring of 2016, the board of trustees identified the need for all students to feel engaged and successful to increase retention, persistence and four-year graduation rates. in meeting these goals, the mount will align with nationwide trends and best practices.
cses is here to help all students. cses can also help departments advertise their events, news and programs. it can also help strategize solutions based on changing student needs. in time, cses aims to provide training and workshops for faculty, staff and administration to mobilize the mount community to provide unique help and guidance for our students.
cses exists as a resource to help students access campus services. when students have questions about any personal, academic or professional need, they are encouraged to contact cses. if cses cannot provide direct support, a staff member will direct students to an office or department on campus that can help with specialized knowledge, services and skills. in the future, cses will help the university identify gaps in student services from a student perspective, and then offer solutions and resources to fill the gaps to enhance student success at the mount.
questions that can be directed to cses staff vary, but include things like:
while cses will be able to provide direct support for some of these inquiries, often the goal of the cses is to operate as a clearinghouse by connecting students with offices or departments on campus that specialize in student services.
in the immediate future, the cses office administrator and staff, student intern/mentor, or a volunteer from the student, faculty, or administrator/staff advisory council will staff the desk at cses. all cses desk staff will be trained with resources to direct students to appropriate campus resources.
engagement is two-fold. it refers to the effort, time and energy a student spends in educational purposeful activities both inside and outside of the classroom (student behaviors) and the policies and practices that institutions use to induce students to participate (institutional conditions). success includes graduating in four years with a quality education and a positive campus experience.
early retention offices operated independently with a single focus on retention strategies. today, vibrant retention programs support constructing strong and effective connections among the various components of a campus community. cses coordinates institution-wide approaches that support strategic objectives, connects students with different campus resources, and identifies practices to help students succeed at the mount.
cses is growing steadily and offering limited services as resources permit. in the future, cses plans to achieve the following goals:
cses is located in the 24-hour pod in phillips library. you are welcome to use the space throughout the day and night. peer leaders will staff the center monday through thursday from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm and sunday 7pm-10pm. a vending machine is available 24 hours a day. the best ways to connect with cses is dropping by during business hours, scheduling an appointment with our success coaches or emailing email@example.com.