The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA) in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences awarded certificates of completion on December 4, 2018 to 13 students who completed the Personal Academic Support and Success PASS program during the fall 2018 semester. This marks the first time the office formally recognized the commitment given by students experiencing academic difficulties and who completed the PASS program in an effort to achieve personal and academic success.
The PASS program is designed to offer support to transfer students with low academic standing following their first semester at Mason in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Program students like junior Josiane Yoka participated in individualized coaching and advising sessions with Diana Keay, the Academic Success Advisor for UAA.
Yoka, a student in Criminology, Law and Society, thanked PASS coordinators for her positive experience stating, “Thank you for caring about our academic success. You definitely helped me more than you think, and I’m thankful for that. This meant a lot to me.”
The PASS program provides students with tools to assess and improve key areas of student success, increase awareness of campus resources, as well as how to use their support network inside and outside Mason.
In 2019, UAA plans to utilize the PASS program model to expand outreach to other student populations within the College. Additional information about UAA’s academic standing support programs can be found on our website:
December 10, 2018