Center for Academic Excellence


Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) is a vital part of your student success network. With support in areas such as subject tutoring (e.g. Math, Science, Humanities, etc.), writing, academic coaching and accessibility resources, we take pride in supporting your academic plans and goals.

We take pride in collaborating with faculty, staff, and advisors to help you stay on track and meet your academic goals. We value the reciprocal nature of knowledge and promote respect for the diverse talents, beliefs and backgrounds of members of the Drew community, which is at the core of a true liberal arts education.

CAE support resources are offered at no extra cost to all Drew students, faculty, and staff.

Have a question? Need help with academic support?

The Administrative office of the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)  has drop in hours from Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, January 29th from 3:00pm-4:30pm.

We will meet with one person at a time and have enabled a waiting room for privacy.

You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Redling by emailing us at .


Trained subject tutors are ready to review course material with you and help you prepare for assignments and exams. The CAE provides tutoring for most courses and makes every effort to arrange for tutoring in other courses through special requests. Academic coaching is also available to assist students who seek to improve their study and self-management skills.

University Writing Center

Students from all schools (CLA, CSGS, THEO) can get help with writing tasks at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming and organizing ideas, structuring a paper, drafting and revising and editing of grammar and syntax.

Academic coaching

Is procrastination your Achille's heel? Need to improve your study skills? Not sure what notes you should be taking? A peer Academic Coach will work with you to help bolster your areas of weakness and help you develop skills for success.

Accessibility resources

Students with documented disabilities can consult with the Office of Accessibility Resources on academic resources available and eligibility requirements for accommodations.

Your Success Network

Every student has an academic support network that contributes to academic success. Beacon is home to that network, which includes faculty, advisors, and CAE staff that support your larger success plan by promoting collaboration, transparency, and consistency. This network can help you connect to the support you need to achieve your goals.

Your success is our priority. Instructors, or others in your success network, may submit “Updates” and/or “Alerts” outlining concerns or feedback about your academic progress. “Updates” and/or “Alerts” are sent directly to your Drew email and require you to take action such as meeting with a tutor, academic coach, faculty, or advisor, etc. To learn more about how you can close the loop on “Updates” and/or “Alerts” please click on the link below to view the video "How to Close the Beacon Loop."

For more information, please contact us at


The CAE supports implementation of a number of policies, as per forms you can access here.