Welcome to the Center for Mentoring, Learning and Academic Innovation

The Center for Mentoring, Learning, and Academic Innovation (CMLAI) strives to support university members in the delivery of outstanding academic programs and the provision of scaffolds such as comprehensive mentoring, advising, academic supports, and others to increase retention and ensure timely degree completion (Student Success). CMLAI works with university members to foster effective and comprehensive teaching and mentoring pedagogy to ensure that evidence-based teaching practices are utilized; barriers to success are removed (Academic and Inclusive Excellence); and, building on the expertise of our professionals, the needs and experiences of our students are prioritized. CMLAI will work collaboratively with the professionals in other SUNY Empire offices to disseminate information and supports directly related to faculty teaching, mentoring, and scholarship (Organizational Effectiveness). Further, CMLAI will focus support on faculty to further the outreach within SUNY, New York state, and communities beyond through sound research and scholarship initiatives (Raising our Public Profile).

Faculty and staff may access CMLAI's Brightspace platform. (Students, if you have mentoring questions, please visit 1Stop Student Services.)