College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)
Paulette Brower-Garrett, Director

Location: South Administration Bldg (1A), Room 101
Phone: (718) 982.2280

Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)
 What We Do

The Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) manages academic advisement services for the college.  Advisement support is provided to all entering and continuing students until they have earned 45 college-level credits, to those students who are declared as Associate Degree Liberal Art majors and to those students affiliated with the Adult Returning To The Classroom Program. Committed to utilizing best practices in student academic success, we empower both faculty and students to proactively enhance student learning.

Here, while students find academic assistance with educational goal planning, major and career identification, general education requirements, DegreeWorks (the degree audit self-advisement tool), TAP eligibility and academic policies; faculty can find assistance with advisor/mentor training and development.

CAAS Departmental Literature

Faculty Mentor Training
The Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS) is pleased to administer the Faculty Mentor Training Program for the College.  This program trains faculty on the utilization of the college’s primary academic resources; i.e.- student catalog, student information database (SIMS), Degree Works (the college’s online advising tool), General Education curriculum, academic policies and procedures, etc.

All new faculty and those faculty who may need refresher training on the utilization of our academic tools and resources are encouraged to contact Dina Grant Pattelli, First-Year Advising Specialist at or call (718)982-2287 for further assistance.  Departmental training sessions are also encouraged.