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Center for Academic Excellence

The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), endowed by J. Ronald Terwilliger ’63 and Classmates offers academic support programs for all midshipmen seeking to improve their academic performance. Through a student-centered approach, the Center helps midshipmen meet USNA’s high academic standards, encouraging them to become active participants in the learning process.

With the transition to remote learning in spring 2019, the CAE proved that it could adapt and overcome. Their proudest accomplishment this year is that during the early weeks of the country's quarantine, they were able to reboot and transition to online services quickly so that students could continue to receive support. The CAE was able to reassure the Brigade that they remained committed to their academic success with these effective programs.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the CAE had 45,811 total visits and even broke a new record in fall semester with 2,375 visits in one week. Here are a few more highlights from another busy year:

•  The highest percentage ever of the plebe and youngster attendance, with 98% of 4/Cs and 84% of 3/Cs who utilized a CAE-provided service
•  3,114 unique students visited the CAE, which is 70.7% of all midshipmen
•  From our athletic teams, 72% of varsity athletes utilized the CAE, with an average of 12 visits per week
• 80% of students with a 4.0 QPR visited an average of 13 times per week--a testament to our devotion to supporting academic excellence

For the complete narrative, please review the 2019-20 The Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence Stewardship Report