Welcome to the Center for Access
and Academic Success (CAAS)
The purpose of the Center is to provide students with access to academic services which strengthen students’ performance and promote student success and retention. The staff is comprised of highly trained and caring professionals who are dedicated to helping students achieve academic persistence and success at UMES.
The Center is staffed by Faculty and Academic Coaches, who assist students with life problems, as well as educational and academic advisement. All Academic Coaches consider Faculty Advisement to be paramount to student success and will thus defer to Faculty recommendations when advising students. Students will experience caring Academic Coaches who take a holistic approach to serving students by exploring multiple aspects of service for the same student over a period of time.