WEBVTT 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:11.000 Hi, I'm Vicky an English Major here at Western. This WOU Focus features the Academic Advising and Learning Center or the AALC for short. 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:15.000 Let's take a closer look at where I work, the AALC. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:21.000 The AALC is located on the fourth floor in the Academic Programs and Support Center on campus. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:27.000 Our mission is to engage students in identifying and pursuing their educational, career, and life goals 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:32.000 through personalized learning experiences. Basically, that means the staff is here to help you succeed at Western. 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:39.000 We have 5 full time advisors to help work with Exploratory, 1 yr Pre-Nursing,Pre-Education, 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:45.000 Early Childhood, Early Childhood Elementary, and Elementary/Middle Authorizations. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:49.000 We also help students who are struggling with their classes. 00:00:49.000 --> 00:00:54.000 If you have questions regarding general university requirements for a B-A or a B-S or the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:59.000 AALC is the place start. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:62.000 Once you choose your major, or, if you decide to change your major 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:06.000 you can fill out a quick form and can get assigned to a new faculty advisor. 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:11.000 AALC advisors can help you through many challenges like improving your study habits and testing skills 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:14.000 or choosing a major you'll really enjoy. 00:01:14.000 --> 00:01:19.000 In The Learning Center, enrolled students can get tutoring for free for 2 hours per subject per week. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:24.000 Here you can get help with many subjects like math, foreign language and lab sciences. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:29.000 To keep you on track for a degree, the Learning Center can help create an individualized academic plan. 00:01:30.000 --> 00:01:33.000 The Learning Center also has several courses to help you succeed. 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:37.000 Academic Success Class is designed to build study skills, time management skills, 00:01:37.000 --> 00:01:41.000 personal responsibility, and test taking strategies. 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:47.000 The Freshman Year Experience classes are designed to help freshman and international students navigate college life at Western. 00:01:48.000 --> 00:01:52.000 The AALC is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:57.000 If you'd like to meet with an advisor, simply call or email us to make an appointment. 00:01:57.000 --> 00:01:61.000 You can also walk in and see us week one and eight of every term. 00:02:01.000 --> 00:02:06.000 Thanks for taking the time to watch this edition of WOU FOCUS featuring the Academic Advising & Learning Center.