The Meadows Center For Academic Excellence

The Meadows Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is designed to support students in their pursuit of academic success. The center is located on the first floor of Hardy Hall and provides the following services:

Academic Support

The CAE provides individual support for students seeking assistance. Personalized success plans are developed through a partnership between the student and a CAE staff person and are intended to map clear directions for improving academic performance.

FREE tutors are provided for a variety of courses. Generally, tutors are available in the areas of English, math, religion, biology, and chemistry. Tutors from other subject areas may be secured and scheduled upon request to meet student needs. Tutors are recommended by faculty to the (CAE) Staff, and the majority are certified through the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor training Program Certification (ITTPC). Private rooms are available for tutoring or studying. A larger Study Zone provides individual study space and areas for groups to work together.

Resources Library

College success, note taking, listening, test taking, stress management, time management, and other such topics are addressed through a number of different resources available to students upon request. Literature is available for the student to review on their own, or a meeting can be set up with a CAE Staff member for a more personalized approach.

Registration and Orientation Program

In partnership with various campus offices, the CAE coordinates new student advising and registration. The CAE will prepare incoming students’ advising folders which includes coordination of placement testing for math and English. Registrants are given the opportunity to visit the campus and meet with academic advisors who assist them in their pursuit of educational plans and programs.


Throughout your time at UMHB, a faculty member will serve as your academic advisor. Advisors genuinely care about your academic success and will meet with you to ensure your needs are met. The following are ways in which they may be of service to you:

•     Establish a trusting, confident, working relationship with you

•     Serve as your source for information related to your major

•     Assist in selecting a major and choosing classes

•     Assist in solving various concerns that arise

•     Refer you to other university sources when appropriate