How We Help

Student Academic Success Services

SASS delivers services to students through its group workshops or classes, one-to-one consultations, and online resources. While providing this support to students, we encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning.  Working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff, SASS develops and implements its programs and services through consultation with stakeholders and in a manner informed by best practice research and ongoing program evaluation and assessment.

SASS Services:

[one_third] UNDERGRADUATE

  • 1:1 sessions (professional writing and learning strategies appointments, peer writing and study skills coaching sessions, telephone appointments for distance students)
  • dedicated ELL programming (1:1 writing and academic language skills sessions, handouts, workshops, EPT prep)
  • learning strategies advising sessions for International students
  • general writing and learning strategies workshops (QLC, Residence, large 1st-year, upper-year sciences, etc.)
  • course-specific workshops (essay writing, exam prep, etc.)
  • small-group assignment-specific workshops in-class or in-house
  • group-specific workshops (athletes, scholarship holders, School of English students)
  • online resources (handouts and modules, videos, lecture-captures, workshop slides)
  • Bounce Back (1st year retention)
  • student staff training (program-specific, Res, Dons, DSA paid student-staff)
  • development of peer writing and learning strategies volunteers (training, skill development, leadership, networking and PD opportunities)
[/one_third][one_third] GRADUATE

  • 1:1 sessions (professional writing and learning strategies appointments, telephone/Skype appointments for distance students)
  • dedicated ELL programming (1:1 writing, presentation, and academic language skills sessions, handouts, workshops, EPT prep)
  • learning strategies advising sessions for International students
  • general writing and learning strategies workshops via Expanding Horizons
  • writing workshops via CTL (e.g., TD Day)
  • discipline-specific workshops (e.g., QSB Consortium, School of Medicine)
  • online resources (handouts and modules, videos, workshop slides)
  • Dissertation Boot Camp
  • Thesis Writing Support Group
[/one_third][one_third_last] FACULTY

  • informational classroom visits
  • in-class discipline-, course-, and assignment specific workshops
  • video resources (e.g., lecture-capture workshops suitable for embedding in Moodle)
  • marking workshops for TAs (How to Provide Effective Feedback on Student Writing)
  • discipline-specific handouts
  • general faculty workshops via CTL (e.g., Supervising Graduate Student Writing)
  • discipline-specific faculty workshops on request (e.g., writing/publishing journal articles)
  • faculty participation in SASS staff training (disciplinary conventions and writing style, helping students meet faculty expectations)
  • other collaborative opportunities
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