Student taking a test

Academic Success Center News

The Academic Success Center helps students do well academically and complete their studies on time. The ASC offers or will refer students to programs and resources such as tutoring, advising, skills testing, career exploration, and more.

Current Academic Success Center News

photo illustration of man with educational graphics around him
People | October 17, 2022

From teaching freshman composition at UNLV to teaching high school English in Japan, this Rebel is back and ready to help exploring majors navigate their academic journey here. 

smiling woman in heels posing with unlv student union in background
People | October 12, 2022

For her work as an advisor, instructor, mentor, and volunteer, Cheryl Tillotson was awarded the UNLV Alumni Association's Achievement in Service Award.

Students in red caps and gowns walking.
Campus News | August 12, 2022

General studies bachelor’s ensures that life challenges don't stand in the way of completing a degree for students who've already completed a large number of credits.

woman posing in studio
People | July 21, 2022

Academic Success Center employee named a President’s 2022 Classified Employees of the Year.

woman seated in weight gym
People | April 4, 2022

From softball player to mentor, the Academic Success specialist helps UNLV's student athletes prepare for life after sports.

Students browsing employer tables at a career fair
Campus News | March 2, 2022

Student Achievement Week will honor student accomplishments and bring campus resources together to further connections that support success. 

Academic Success Center In The News

February 9, 2022

Take a step inside to a transformed world with peace and quiet. A safe space to gain the confidence to ace that speech, debate or comm class assignment.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 4, 2022

Cole Smithers, a senior psychology student at UNLV, stepped onto the debate stage with plans to rebuke his classmate’s well-trained arguments in favor of ​​single-payer national healthcare. Treading carefully, Smithers knew he had to refute that reasoning.

April 17, 2020

AREA15, the experiential retail and entertainment complex opening in 2020, introduces a series of guided meditation videos to encourage relaxation and amusement during quarantine.

February 11, 2020

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air for many.

The sight of smooching couples may warm your heart, or turn your stomach.

U.S. News & World Report
December 20, 2019

Dr. Ming-Wei Wu drives his son and daughter to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and escorts them to and from classes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 16, 2019

The two Las Vegas siblings — 12-year-old Shenlone Wu and 13-year-old Shenmei Wu — are both full-time students at UNLV. They each have an IQ above 140, which is considered genius or near-genius level.

Recent Academic Success Center Accomplishments

September 27, 2022
Kendall Hartley (Teaching and Learning), Emily Shreve and Dan Gianoutsos (both Academic Success Center), and Lisa Bendixen (Educational Psychology) have recently published their research on college student smartphone usage in relation to planning, studying, learning, and other self-regulatory skills. Hartley, K., Shreve, E., & Gianoutsos, D…
July 14, 2022
Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Elizabeth Johnson, Sheetal Survase (both Academic Success Center), Kevin McVay (College of Sciences), Janelle Yasukochi (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education), John Starkey, Stephen Sumnner, Tashauna Stewart, Jason Kantrowitz, and Beth Gersten (all Lee Business) all are part of the UNLV academic…
March 24, 2022
Elizabeth Johnson and Sheetal Survase (both Academic Success Center Advising Center) recently presented at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. Their presentation was titled "Coping During COVID-19: Examining Advising Effectiveness in Relation to an Advisor's Work Conditions." They shared their insights on ways to strengthen…
March 23, 2022
Jacquee De Jesus (Academic Success Center Advising Center) recently presented at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. Her presentation was titled "The IROH Approach to Academic Advising: Providing Mentorship and Guidance." She and her co-presenter, Derek Furukawa from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, shared how the IROH (…
March 22, 2022
Tiffany Schmier (Academic Success Center Advising Center) and Nicole Stella (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) recently presented at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. Their presentation was titled "Identity Theory 101: Using Identity Theory to Support Students." They provided an overview of pertinent…
June 29, 2021
Joe Ervin (Academic Success Center), Dave Beisecker, and Jasmin Özel (both Philosophy) recently published their paper in Philosophy of Education. Their paper focuses on the educational work of William Torrey-Harris and the St. Louis Hegelians, and John Dewey. Analyzing such Hegelian educational thought, their paper details the institutionalization…