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Center for Academic Excellence

The Testing Center

The testing center provides a reduced-noise and a quiet, distraction-reduced environment with limited interruptions for tests and computerized group exams.

Faculty Development & Instructional Design

This picture shows the front entrance of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences main campus building.

Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College) supports continuous improvement and lifelong learning for not only our students but for our faculty, as well. Instructional Design support is offered to faculty to assist with online course development, problem-based learning, use of technology in the classroom, and other instructional strategies.

CAE Staff

CAE Staff

Melissa Surles
Acting Director,

Nichelle Mack

Michelle Berry
Library Specialist,

CAE Hours/Location

Staffed Operating Hours*:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00a.m – 7:00p.m
Friday: 8:00a.m – 3:00p.m
Saturday: 10:00a.m – 4:00p.m

Success Coaching

A woman helps a student as they work at a table with books and papers.There's more to being a student than just going to class.  Students often juggle work, family, and other committments.  At Baptist College, we want our students to thrive, and we offer success coaching through the Center for Academic Excellence.  Students can learn about time management, test-taking skills, study habits, and more.

Learning Center

A woman points to a part of a model of the heart while a student looks on.The Learning Center (LC), which is located in the Science Building at 22 N.

Mary Akin-Deko

Activity Director
Campus Location: 
Science Building
Contact Email: 

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)
The CAE is made up of the Learning Center, the Library, Faculty Development, Instructional Design, and the Testing Center – all of which support the mission of the CAE, which is “to support a college community of engaged learners and promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning that reflects best practices.”


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