Aboriginal Student Achievement Program Learning Communities
At the University of Saskatchewan, a Learning Community (LC) is a small group of students who share common interests, ideas, and/or classes. LC students gather in a weekly LC Hour, guided by two student Peer Mentors, and together explore the dynamic potential of their local and global communities.
ASAP Learning Communities bring together Aboriginal First Year students who take a common set of courses, meet weekly with upper year students called Peer Mentors and connect with Aboriginal role models.
ASAP focuses on student success by providing support in multiple areas:
- Aboriginal Student Achievement Office (ASAO) Advisors offer holistic support;
- Academic support through tutorials;
- Social interactions through Learning communities;
- Financial support from Bursaries;
- Small class sizes;
- Culturally sensitive Instructors;
- Courses to build academic skills;
- Cultural events and time with Elders.
ASAP Students say…
“The ASAP Learning Communities helped me feel comfortable with the University and with my fellow classmates”
“I like being in a small group with other students that are starting at the University”
“Not only do small classes allow for more comfort when participating in discussions, it allows students to build relationships with their professors”
Course Offerings for 2014-15
Course Offerings Coming Soon!
Program Contact Information
Lori Slater Pollock
Director of Arts and Science Learning Communities