Welcome to the DAE


Naomi Norman

Hi, I’m Cara Simmons and as the interim Director of the Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE), I’m delighted to welcome you to the DAE and share information regarding the many resources the Division offers to promote student success at the University of Georgia (UGA).

UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to Learn Differently  through innovative UNIV courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment.

Headquartered in historic Milledge Hall and with a satellite learning space in Russell Hall Academic Center, the DAE provides all UGA students meaningful academic assistance through services like tutoring and academic coaching, a research-based curriculum, and outreach like Thrive at Georgia, the Intensive English Program, and TRIO programs.

Explore this site and visit all of the DAE’s learning spaces throughout campus. If you have suggestions for new services or programs or if you have ideas about how the University might improve our approach to holistic student success, do not hesitate to be in touch.

I trust you’ll find your interaction with staff, faculty, and all members of the DAE organization reflective of our mission: committed to students, committed to success.

Best regards,
Cara Winston Simmons, Ph.D.


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