Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

Photo of a poster advertising CAE Academic Mentor Course Resources.
 
CAE provides support services to first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students of color in the College of Letters and Science during the students’ undergraduate career. This support includes peer-to-peer learning through academic mentoring and writing assistance for all CAE students. Seasoned academic mentors help their newer peers in small group and one-on-one formats through academic challenges. Writing assistance is provided by a professional CAE staff member.
Our Mission is to promote the values of a liberal arts education and find new ways for students to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally by partnering with students to make the Wisconsin Experience a reality. 
 
What Makes Us Unique . . . CAE is unique in that it connects students with academic support services facilitated by their academically successful peers and student-centered professional staff. CAE fosters an inclusive community aimed at supporting students during all phases of the student life cycle, creating a community in which they can thrive as students and grow as leaders. CAE Academic Mentors work with their peers on academic content, assist with study skills, provide guidance on navigating college, and give tips on becoming successful students and life-long learners. Students and their Academic Mentors develop long-lasting (and mutually beneficial) relationships.
 
Bascom Hall
Room B47
500 Lincoln Drive
 
 
*Writing assistance is offered in Helen C. White 
  • “Sometimes [peer] learning will cover something that I just recently learned or it will cover something new that will help me understand and learn better for future material."
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
    “I feel a lot more comfortable being able to ask questions . . . In discussions there are 20 people and you are afraid to ask questions because of what other people might think."
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
    “It definitely helped shape how I study on my own now and how to study for that class.” 
    -UW Student, Anonymous
     
    “When I was studying on my own I felt more discouraged when I was confused and sometimes gave up, in peer learning group I feel more encouraged to search for the right answer.” 
    -UW Student, Anonymous

PLEASE NOTE: This learning support unit offers services only to select students! Before contacting this unit, please see STUDENTS SERVED & SPECIAL COMMENTS to see if you qualify.

SUBJECT AREA
  • Biology/Zoology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • Humanities
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Social Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Writing
  • General Sciences
  • All Subjects
SPECIFIC COURSE(S)
  • All courses

TYPE OF SUPPORT
  • One-on-one
  • Match
  • Workshops/Reviews
  • Small group
Small group size: 2-10
STUDENTS SERVED
  • Undergraduate student members of CAE

  • L&S students: first-gen, low-income, underrepresented students of color (not DDEEA students)

SERVICES PROVIDED BY
  • Undergraduate students
  • Professional staff
SIGN UP PROCESS
Yes
SPECIAL COMMENTS:
Support is contingent on meeting the eligibility requirements and the availability of resources.
 
The deadline to request one-on-one or small group academic mentoring support is the end of the 8th week of classes. Requests submitted after this deadline will be reviewed for consideration; more documentation may be requested. Tutoring services are not guaranteed.
 
Writing assistance is provided only to students who are admitted to the Center.
Monday
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Tuesday
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Wednesday
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Thursday
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Friday
8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
*PLEASE NOTE: Writing assitance hours are  
M-F, 9 am-6 pm