At Alexander College, our primary aim is to provide students with an excellent learning experience. Research and experience have shown that students who make use of learning support services tend to perform better in their academic studies. The reason is relatively simple: learning support services help students become better learners.
Moreover, Alexander College remains committed to improving the student holistically through empowerment, engagement and lifelong learning. We provide numerous services at both campuses designed to help all students. Regardless of their current abilities, academic or otherwise, we aim to enhance existing skills and develop new strategies for successfully navigating the Canadian post-secondary education system and society as a whole.
As such, the Student Affairs Division at Alexander College, under which Student Success falls, employs the following Mission Statement and Core Themes as its guiding principles to ensure positive student outcomes:
The Student Affairs Division at Alexander College strives to holistically enable and empower students through equitable access to educational resources and services, supporting students in personal and professional development while maintaining an inclusive and positive environment.
Alexander College students are able to access a variety of free support services at both campuses.
Our Writing and Learning Centre (WLC) is a major hub of learning support services at Alexander College. Staffed with Subject Area Specialists and Academic Writing Instructors who cover all current subject areas, our WLC team works diligently with our students..
Stocked with a constantly growing and dynamic list of print publications, and a click away from access to literally millions of subscription online articles, ebooks, films and many other electronic resources, our libraries at both campuses are the ideal place to help you pursue your many interests and to get started on projects and assignments for your courses.
The Office of Student Affairs at Alexander College provides advocacy for students in the form of policies and appeals, including but not limited to Accommodations, Bereavement, Deferrals and Complaints. Among other administrative matters, the OSA is also responsible for Student Conduct both inside and outside of the classroom.
Whether you’re an incoming, current, or departing student at Alexander College, the Student Services department can help you identify academic concerns, access academic and emotional support services, and offer opportunities to help prepare you for experiences beyond Alexander College.
Our Student Association (ACSA) supports numerous clubs each term, and tailors to helping students help students. Simply check in on the notice boards at either campus.
Academic Advising is much more than simply helping you choose the right courses for graduation. Our Academic Advisors can assist you with identifying your academic interests and preferences. As well, they can help you learn new strategies to overcome the challenges you face in your academic career.
A quick look at any course outline will reveal that our Instructors for all University Transfer courses (e.g., ECON 103, MATH 105, etc.) hold regular office hours to help you, the student, with your courses.
PAS Plan (Personal Academic Success Plan) is intended to help students create a “roadmap” for their studies. By filling-out a PAS Plan, students recognize what is hindering them, more clearly envision their goals and learn more about the resources available to help them succeed.