Welcome to CPMC
The Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC), formerly known as the Center for Academic Development Services (CADS), is focused on enhancing the University at Buffalo experience. Chartered in 1976, the CPMC is a unique college at the University at Buffalo focusing on a range of educational issues including; academic achievement and enhancement, social justice and cross cultural awareness. CPMC fosters the interconnectivity between UB students and their living and learning community, providing for a transformative undergraduate experience that supports growth in Buffalo and Western New York.
CPMC is directly involved in UB’s mission to:
- Increase access and opportunity
- Support orientation and first year student services
- Enhance academic support and retention to graduation
- Offer academic enrichment and undergraduate research
- Support community involvement and community service
- Prepare for and motivate graduate study
The CPMC program includes:
- Community focused college credit courses serving 150-200 students per semester, and a credit bearing community service internship program and course (PSIP) serving 20-30 students per semester.
- The Daniel Acker Scholars Program which involves recruitment, admissions, advisement and support for 300 highly selective underrepresented students.
- UB’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (UB-STEM) programs including the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP), UB’s Bridge to the Doctorate, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM).
- Two US Department of Education Federal TRiO grants: Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program and Student Support Services (SSS) Program.
- Two NYS Grants: SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship (which funds the Acker Scholarship) and the Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).
- Two special admissions and counseling programs: Access to College Excellence (ACE) Program and the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) which are engaged in the recruitment, admission, and support of approximately 1,200 students.
- Academic support services that include a tutoring center employing more than 100 tutors helping over 3,000 students, a pre-freshman summer bridge program for 200 students, and a peer mentoring program available to all first year CPMC students.
- Academic Enhancement programs that provide more than 100 undergraduates with research training, faculty supervised research, summer research and internship opportunities, and training to pursue graduate study.
The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here: http://equity.buffalo.edu/.
Last updated: April 15, 2013 9:15 am EST