Academic Support Services
Academic Support offers a variety of services to support students in achieving their academic goals. In addition to helping students improve their study skills and develop learning strategies to enhance academic achievement, assistance is also made available through these services:
Fall 2020, the Life University’s Academic Support Per-Assisted Learning Program was awarded the Level 1 of the CRLA Tutoring International Certificate (ITTPC). ITTPC provides professionals with the opportunity to create, improve, and expand tutor and peer educator training for a campus’ unique programs.
Benefits of Certification
CRLA-certified programs demonstrate high standards:
- Certification provides recognition and positive reinforcement for tutors’ and peer educators’ successful work;
- Certification sets professional standards of skill and training for tutors and peer educators;
- Certification augments program credibility for administrators and institutions.
Peer Assisted Learning (PALS)
Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS), is a non-remedial approach to learning that supports students toward academic success by integrating “what to learn” with “how to learn.” PALS consists of regularly scheduled; voluntary, out-of-class group study sessions driven by students’ needs. PALS assists students with improving their learning strategies in order to promote independence and empowerment inside the classroom. The purpose of PALS is to help students help themselves and assisting them to become independent learners.
Sessions are facilitated by trained PAL leaders who utilize collaborative activities to ensure peer-to-peer interaction in small groups.
- To increase retention within targeted historically difficult courses
- To improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses
- To increase the graduation rates of students
PALS is a free service offered to all students in a targeted course. All students are encouraged to attend PALS, as it is a voluntary program.
Students may access online tutoring through Tutor Me. The link to access this online tutoring is found on Blackboard in all courses in which the student is enrolled. Students will need to refer to Tutor Me’s schedule for subject availability and the times they are offered.
Academic Skillshops are free workshops that provide helpful skills to assist in student success.
Academic Success skillshops help students develop effective learning strategies, such as improving their studying, goal setting, and time management skills through interactive processes and individual one-on-one appointments.
Global Voices helps non-native, English-speaking and international students to strengthen their communication, written, and comprehension skills so that they may be more successful in their academic programs at Life University. Students can find resources to enhance their reading, writing, comprehending, and speaking of the English language, along with other support.
(African American Leaders Promoting Higher Achievement) offers academic support resources for Multicultural, primarily African American students: Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctor of Chiropractic as they transition and adjust to their new cultural and academic surroundings. We want to guide our students towards achieving their academic, cultural transition and leadership goals as they join Life U’s community.
Stars Peer Mentoring
The STARS Peer Mentoring Program promotes academic success, persistence, and relationship building by connecting first- and second-year students with upperclassmen that can offer helpful information and share their own experiences.
Make-Up Testing is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 11:00a.m. during weeks 1 through 10. There is no make-up testing during finals week. All testing is conducted in room 152 in the CCE building. Purple make-up request forms are available outside the lobby of the SSC located in the CCE building and outside of the Office of Academic Support located in the Harris Center. The forms must be filled out and signed by a faculty member prior to the exam.
Open Learning Resource Centers
Come to CCE 109 or CGUS 218 for independent and/or small group study. Each Open Learning Center has learning resources, models, computers, and other educational resources for students to utilize while in the learning center.
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Questions or Comments
f you have any questions or comments, please contact Academic Support at 678.331.4570 or email AcademicSupport@LIFE.edu.