Academic Advising advocates for student success. We partner with students to develop and achieve their creative, academic, personal, and professional goals as participants in diverse local and global communities.
In collaboration with Academic Advising, students should be able to:
- Navigate policies and systems to find value in all aspects of their educational choices;
- Connect with resources in order to cultivate dynamic creative practices;
- Develop strategies for success with intentionality, integrity, and equanimity.
Career Development prepares students to navigate the requirements for success in a rapidly shifting world of work by assisting them in defining their personal career success, acquiring the skills to remain competitive in an ever-evolving job market, building strong professional connections, and developing entrepreneurial strategies for developing their own business/practice. Our team provides online career coaching for students and alumni by appointment or pre-selected drop-in hours.
Counseling Services is committed to the personal development and professional advancement of students engaged in an arts-based educational environment fostering creativity, curiosity, and diversity. Counseling Services encourages student success and well-being by providing a broad spectrum of mental health services, including individual and couples therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, referral, workshops on mental health topics, and outreach.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
The Office of the Dean of Students provides assistance, intervention, prevention, and referral services to the college community. The office also serves as an advocate for students while challenging students to develop personal responsibility, practice ethical decision-making, and seek social justice as they grow into creative citizens.
- We address general student concerns and grievances by providing advocacy, support, and mediation.
- We engage students with the care and support needed during difficult and challenging personal and academic circumstances.
- We ensure students’ rights, safety, and well-being through education and adjudication.
- We oversee all services for students with disabilities.
- We assist students with navigating health care access and insurance waiver information.
- We provide accommodations to enable full access to physical, curricular, or informational environments.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS AND PROGRAMS (ISAP)
International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) provides services to help international students understand federal immigration regulations, manage cultural transitions, and develop the international community at the college.
Everyone learns differently. Learning Resources helps CCA students connect to the people, tools, and techniques that can help them learn best. Coaches provide individual attention and guided inquiry to help students enrich their knowledge and communicate their creative vision.
Our mission is to (1) generate and apply knowledge about curricular and co-curricular learning; (2) provide academic assistance while guiding students toward independence and self-advocacy; and (3) support faculty and staff as critically reflective educators.
The mission of Residential Education at CCA is to support the college’s and the Division of Student Affairs’ missions by creating a vibrant living environment that encourages mutual respect, celebrates global diversity, fosters student connections within and outside of the department, and enhances the educational experience of our students by promoting personal growth and development of the creative citizen in our residential communities.
The Office of Student Life fosters a culture in which students are the makers of their own learning experiences. We engage students to develop personally, socially, and intellectually to become creative citizens. In collaboration with students, the professional staff supports the students’ academic journey through the following co-curricular programming: new student orientation, student activities, student organizations, leadership development, and commencement.
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