ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER (ALC)
Academic Learning Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lake Erie College Academic Learning Center serves as a focal point – within the College community – for the creation and promotion of an enriched learning environment where all students have the opportunity to fulfill their academic potential. The Academic Learning Center provides students with a range of services to enhance specific academic skills, and thereby increase their prospects for academic success. The Center is divided into three primary areas: the Writing Center, a Math Lab and Tutorial Services.
The mission of the Lake Erie College Writing Center is to assist students in becoming stronger, more confident writers. The Writing Center is open to any student who wants to enrich his/her writing or develop presentations for class. The Writing Center is not limited by discipline – students from all classes and majors are welcome in the Writing Center.
Writing Assistants can provide help in all areas of the composition process. Whether students need help understanding the text, generating ideas, writing a paper draft, editing their work for clarity and conciseness, or working on sentence level grammar and structure concerns, the Writing Center is there. In addition to written communication, Writing Assistants can provide assistance in developing class presentations. Writing Assistants will not do the work for the student, but the Writing Center supplies a space where students can think through their ideas and talk with a trained peer about ideas, goals and plans for the assignment. Each Writing Assistant must first complete a semester-long course in Composition and Writing Center Theory as part of their initial training.
The Math Lab is available on a walk-in basis for students to be able to get help with any mathematics courses in which they may be enrolled. Some math courses require students to attend the Lab on a weekly basis during which time they are encouraged to work in small groups on classroom assignments, review for upcoming exams, or ask questions about concepts with which they may be having difficulty. The purpose of these directed Math Lab sessions is to provide students with additional hands-on learning opportunities to effectively supplement the material covered in the classroom. Oversight of the Math Lab is maintained by the Math Lab Director and the Academic Learning Center Tutoring Specialist, both of whom are available, along with a number of peer tutors, to assist students during the hours of operation.
Students may request assistance in any subject area not already covered by the Writing Center, Math Lab or Tutorial Services. Requests may be made directly through the Academic Learning Center section (under the Student tab) of Lake Erie Online (LEO), by email at email@example.com, or by contacting any member of the Academic Learning Center staff.
To ensure a high level of competency, all peer tutors have secured the recommendation of a full-time faculty member, and have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in advanced coursework. All tutoring services are free to Lake Erie College students, and are offered throughout the week at convenient times in the morning, afternoon and evening. The hours of operation for all of the ALC services are posted on LEO, on posters that are visible across campus and also through regular email updates.