History is repeating itself on the historic Oval at Colorado State University with the return of student services to the former Music building, which originally served as the University Library. The Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA) and The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) will move into their new home, now called the TILT building, during Spring Break starting March 13.
CASA supports student academic success through a variety of services including retention, orientation and transition programs, key communities and advising. CASA reception and retention staff as well as advisors who support students in undeclared majors or in health professions will move to the Oval. Orientation and transition programs and key communities will remain in 201 Aylesworth NE.
"Students will gain convenient access to a wide variety of services ranging from academic advising for undeclared students to assistance with academic success to advising students who are interested in pursuing health professions," said Gaye DiGregorio, director of CASA. "We hope that students will enjoy our new location on the Oval and visit us to learn more about services available to them."
The remodeled Music building will provide enhanced services for students including service learning in the classroom, undergraduate research and artistry, and preparation for graduate pursuits such as prestigious scholarships. Resources and services for transfer students will also be enhanced.
The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT) will relocate from the basement of the Clark building.
TILT offers assistance with professional development, instruction, course development, scholarly inquiry, student engagement, and student learning. The institute fosters connections among learners and teachers throughout the university, across program and disciplinary boundaries and in the broader Fort Collins community.
"Faculty and graduate students will have easier access to resources and programs for course redesign, effective use of instructional technology, and professional development as instructors, as well as opportunities to pursue scholarly inquiry into teaching and learning," said Mike Palmquist, associate vice provost and director of TILT.
The combined services of TILT and CASA will bring together students, faculty, and staff in a way that enhances learning and teaching across campus.