The UTC Center for Academic Support and Advisement (CASA) is pleased to announce that all three academic support programs have been awarded certification as a Level 1 certified training program by the internationally recognized College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Those programs include:
- Peer Academic Coaching – Teresa Harrison (Academic Coaching Coordinator)
- Peer Tutoring – Brad Bond (Assistant Director – Academic Support)
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) – Vanessa Schieble (SI Coordinator)
The Center for Academic Support and Advisement has worked hard to develop a peer educator training program that meets CRLA’s rigorous standards and has successfully completed the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) and the International Peer Educator Training Program Certification (IPTPC) peer review processes. Achieving certification means that these programs have each met CRLA’s high standards for peer educator selection, training, direct service, and evaluation as an integral part of their overall coaching, tutoring, and SI programs.
As a result of this achievement, CASA is now able to issue CRLA endorsed awards and certificates to any tutors or peer educators who earn recognition through training hours and service to the UTC community.