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Office of Academic Success Initiatives

Our office is responsible for the assessment of the Intellectual Foundations Program, FAU”s general education curriculum, and supports the development of existing and new courses in that program through consultation and training. 

Our assessment work extends through collaborations across the university to use student outcome and other data to inform practice and recommend improvements.

Our team also coordinates a number of first-year experience programs aimed at easing a student’s transition to FAU and supporting you in defining and reaching your educational goals. 

  • ISucceed, FAU’s signature online student success course, is designed to be taken by students in their first semester of enrollment. 
  • Each Fall semester, first-year students are also eligible to enroll in a First-Year Interest Group  - a FIG – that connects them with faculty, advisors, and other students in their college from their first week of classes.  Enrollment in each FIG is capped at 25 students to encourage the development of a community of students who share common interests. Students enrolled in a FIG are also paired with a Peer Academic Coach – an upperclass student who has been successful at FAU and offers informal guidance and advice.
  • Offices across campus contribute to your First-Year Success Checklist, a map of experiences and responsibilities during your first-year at FAU that will help you keep track of your progress. The checklist is located in Canvas, our learning management system.

You can learn more about our work using the navigation pane to the left or by contacting one of our team members below. Welcome!

Contact Information:

Office of Academic Success Initiatives
Location: General Classroom South (GS2), Suite 209 on the Boca Raton Campus
Phone: 561-297-4809
Email: academicsuccess@fau.edu

 

We are:

Anthony L. Ambrosio, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Assessment
561-297-4560
aambrosio@fau.edu

Carole Lachs, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Academic Success Initiatives
Responsible for iSucceed and the FIG programs
561-297-4810
carolelachs@fau.edu