Weinberg, Searle create centralized academic support service


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Main Library. The Academic Support and Learning Advancement center, located in Main Library, will centralize the University’s academic support services.

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching launched a centralized support center this month that offers students easier access to the University’s academic support services.

The Academic Support and Learning Advancement center offers many of the same resources Northwestern already offers, but includes Weinberg tutoring to “create a more formalized academic support program,” according to a news release. Located in Main Library, it will offer students easier access to other support services, such as the Writing Place and career counseling.

Resources include peer-guided tutoring for economics and STEM courses, as well as workshops and coaching for learning strategies, according to the program’s website. ASLA also offers leadership development for peer coaches and tutors, including a training course in the School of Education and Social Policy.

Additionally, an online portal connects students to ASLA’s support services and provides strategies for studying and time management.

ASLA director Marina Micari said in the release that the center will “foster an ecosystem of academic guidance at Northwestern.”

“We want to provide support for all students and access to the support they need to navigate academic life because none of our students should have to trudge through courses alone,” she said.

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