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Center for Academic Vision & Excellence

    Welcome to the CAVE!

    Cave Kirk

    In support of the mission of Saint Leo University, the Center for Academic Vision & Excellence seeks to provide students with services and programs that serve as building blocks for academic success. 

    The Center for Academic Vision & Excellence offers academic resources, workshops, classroom presentations, paper reviews, peer-assisted learning (PAL) coaching, peer tutoring, faculty supported Directed Learning Activities (DLA), peer lead - Supplemental Instruction (SI), computers, limited academic printing, and indoor and outdoor study areas. Come check us out on the 1st floor of Kirk Hall.

    Our Mission

    • Promote a positive academic community
    • Assist students in meeting their educational goals
    • Assist students in understanding academic planning
    • Encourage students to become independent learners
    • Impact students success and retention rates 
    • Uphold the university's standards for academic excellence
    • Build relationships between students, staff, and faculty

    CAVE Respnsible printing
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    Programs, Services, and Supports

    Peer TutoringPeer Tutoring

    Tutoring is a "student centered" activity, as such, tutors provide individual and/or group tutoring to students across a broad range of course. Tutors meet with students on a short or long term during the academic year. Learn more about Peer Tutoring here

    PAL CoachingPeer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Coaching

    PAL Coaches encourage students (their mentees) growth in academic awareness and self-direction by introducing strategies and skills that prepare students for overcoming academic challenges. Learn more about PAL Coaching here.

    Supplemental Instruction SISupplemental Instruction (SI)

    Supplemental Instruction, or SI, is a program that provides students with content specific peer tutor led sessions to support academic learning, retention, and success within historically difficult courses. Learn more about Supplemental Instruction here.

    Academic Services and SupportsAcademic Services and Supports

    Current services and supports include Classroom Presentations, Computers & Printers, Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI), Paper Review, and Placement Exams. Learn more about our Academic Services and Supports here.


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    Center Hours

    Sunday | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Mon-Thu | 8:00am - 9:00pm
    Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Center Location

    The CAVE is located on the 1st Floor of Kirk Hall (University Campus).

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