News • May 08, 2018

The Office of Student Success offers resources for students to thrive academically

Office of Student Success CBU

Riverside, Calif. (May 8, 2018) – The Office of Student Success at California Baptist University is committed to helping students excel academically throughout their entire Lancer academic career.

“Our primary mission is to get students from the first day in the classroom all the way to commencement,” said Dr. Jeff Barnes, dean of Student Success. “We provide the resources necessary to come alongside them and help make that happen.”

The office offers services such as tutoring, exam proctoring, academic guidance in addition to coordinating study groups and workshops. Additionally, Student Success offers study rooms and computer workstations for students to use. Moreover, the office provides several disability services, such as academic coaching and notetaking services, for individuals who have documented learning, physical and psychiatric disabilities.

Michael Osadchuk, coordinator of the Office of Student Success, said the office is not only for students who need help but also for those who want to take their studies to the next level. 

“We’re always trying to help students be successful and to see success as more than not failing,” Osadchuk said.

Student Success has more than 70 tutors available. All the tutors are students who have passed classes with a B+ or higher and most come with faculty recommendations. In the fall 2017 semester, more than 2,000 students used the tutoring services.

Students who need tutoring can make an appointment or go the tutoring center in the evening on a walk-in basis.

“All of the things that we’re trying to do are centered on creating community for our students, specifically within academics,” said Steve Neilsen, assistant dean of student success.