The services will remain the same, but the name will change.
Effective July 1, the Learning Assistance Centre became the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) to better reflect the support offered to students at the University of Manitoba.
The Academic Learning Centre provides one-on-one writing and learning consultations, workshops, online materials, an online writing tutor, and peer facilitated study groups. Its services are designed to help students excel in their classes by building on their strengths and skills in writing, learning and research.
“All students, including high achieving students, need help at some point whether it is for writing papers or studying for particularly difficult courses. AL Centre staff help students build on their existing skills in order to achieve higher levels of academic success,” said Miriam Unruh, Director, Academic Learning Centre.
The centre provides tutor training to students who are interested in coaching their peers and developing their own skills in communication, leadership and teaching.
There is also opportunity to work or volunteer as an AL Centre peer writing or learning skills tutor. Peer tutors who volunteer can also be recognized on the university’s co-curricular record (CCR).
The Academic Learning Centre is open to students at its location in Room 201 Tier from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. It serves graduate and undergraduate, full and part-time students at the University of Manitoba. Services are also offered at downtown through the office of Student Services on the Bannatyne campus (http://umanitoba.ca/student/bannatyne/).
Faculty can refer students or request in-class workshops (204) 480-1481.