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COVID-19 Student Information

Due to the current situation of COVID-19, all Academic Achievement Hub staff will be working remotely.

  • If you have questions about Academic Achievement Hub services, please contact AAH@ucsd.edu
  • Please contact zoom@ucsd.edu or +1.888.799.9666 extension 2 if you’re experiencing technical difficulties

Our programs support academic integrity for all students. For more information, view the Academic Integrity Office web page.

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About the Academic Achievement Hub

The Academic Achievement Hub helps all undergraduates advance their own success and develop as classroom leaders. Our services and programs reinforce and extend student learning in physical as well as virtual environments.

The mission of the Academic Achievement Hub is to advance all students’ academic success, their retention and completion rates. We translate research on how people learn into concrete services and programs.  We transform student learning.

Staffed by professionals, paraprofessionals, and/or trained student educators, the programs reinforce the holistic academic growth of students by fostering critical thinking, metacognitive development, and academic personal success.

Programming Components

Partnering with Students

To identify your academic needs and work with you to enhance your daily academic practices through interactive workshops, drop-in or one-on-one sessions so you can achieve your academic potential at UC San Diego and beyond.

Partnering with Faculty

To provide academic support programming that complements and reinforces your course material.  

Partnering with Staff

To provide programming that complements the student experience in your area (college/department orientations, first-year experience programs, academic support, etc.).

To build and support programs that promote student academic and transition success at the university.

To contribute to conversations on active engagement principles, strategies, and tools to enhance or redesign your presentations (e.g. college orientation sessions).

Program Evaluation

We collect many kinds of data which we use to make continual program improvements.  On the whole, our findings suggest that students who participate in our sustained learning programs make gains in course performance, confidence, and study approaches above and beyond gains made by similar students who do not participate.

Metacognition

Metacognition is a foundational construct of our programming. It is promoted in training peer leaders and tutors to be used with the students we serve. It is valued for the ways it charges and motivates students with self-regulation of their learning and enables transference of skills and content through reflection and abstract comprehension.

  • Many students find that they learn the material at a deeper level and that their grades improve.
  • Program evaluations show that students participating in our programs find that their confidence in the course material increases and that they improve their study skills.