Our Philosophies


Through a peer-to-peer model of interaction and academic support, the Academic Success Center strives to develop confident, equipped, and engaged learners within the university. Focusing our efforts on growth and development of students, faculty, and staff, the ASC utilizes diverse and innovative strategies which not only promote the intellectual pursuits of all community members, but also provides systemic support which enhances retention at the university. Providing a patient, positive, and approachable atmosphere for all community members–and clients of the ASC–nurtures access to services which empower and encourage individuals to reach their full potential as learners, staff members, and professionals at ULV. 



    The Academic Success Center is:

  •  Learning Centered– Every collaboration with faculty, staff, and students; professional development opportunity offered; task completed; decision made; and conversation will serve the goal of nurturing the skills needed for each student to feel confident, acquire knowledge, pursue wellness, and succeed throughout the course of their life. 
  •  Innovative– Data-driven decisions serve as the foundation of efforts to challenge the status quo, collaborate across disciplines, and create new programs and strategies to meet the unique needs of each student we serve and prepare those students to proceed with curiosity and ingenuity.
  • Outcome Focused- Long-term impact on student success and continuous assessment of our efforts are the foundations of all programs and processes. Setting aside thoughts of the way it has always been done and embracing mistakes empowers all members of the department to lean into the learning curve, improve processes, and discover new more effective paths toward the realization of the department’s vision.
  • Community Minded– The different ways we experience the world are an asset to the community. All are encouraged to bring their authentic selves to the center—as both employees and learners. Within our walls, everyone is important, safe, accepted, and valued.
  • Equitable– The university was not designed to support the growth and development of everyone. Therefore, we acknowledge the contribution of unique cultural perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to our collective knowledge; empower stakeholders to build on the richness of their contribution; and actively combat educational inequity (and all other forms of inequity)