Home » What is an Academic Success Advocate? (ASA)

What is an Academic Success Advocate? (ASA)

An Academic Success Advocate (ASA) serves as the main point of contact, communication, and information to GAINS students and will:

  • Serve as a liaison and advocate in using BMCC support resources.
  • The ASA will meet with individual GAINS students 3 sessions per semester.
  • Session 1- Assessment – review LASSI results with student and create an individualized academic success plan. Carefully review (and potentially change) the current course load to ensure that student is set up for success.
  • Session 2- Mid-Semester check-in – review where the student is in the original plan and if any additions or changes need to be made.
  • Session 3Final review of plan and discussion of next steps. Here the ASA should be aware of the potential for dismissal and prepare student for an early intervention plan.