Aboriginal Student Achievement Program Learning 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.
How you Register
Sign-up for ASAP is first come, first served, and spaces will be available until they fill. To register for ASAP, contact the Aboriginal Student Achievement Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (306.966.4288)
More Info on ASAP Learning Communities
ASAP 2014-15 Course Information coming soon
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 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”
ASAP Peer Mentors
The ASAP Learning Communities Peer Mentors are volunteer Aboriginal students in their upper years of study that work with the first-year ASAP students in a mentorship role. Working as a team of two the ASAP Peer Mentors lead an ASAP Hour each week, facilitating sessions such as study skills, goal setting and stress management, sharing their experiences, connecting students to support services, organizing information sessions and cultural events.
The ASAP Peer Mentors play a very important role in supporting the first-year students in their academic pursuits and assisting the first-year students to form a community within their group and to achieve a sense of belonging on campus.
Program Contact Information
Lori Slater Pollock
Director of Arts and Science Learning Communities