Learning Strategies (UNIV 011) is an academic course that offers 3 credit hours of instruction to help students who desire to increase their academic potential. Freshmen are given the option to enroll in this course during their first semester. In the spring semester, freshmen on academic probation are also required to complete this course. Academic departments may also choose to enroll a struggling student who is majoring in their area.
This course is designed to help students evaluate and develop academic goals, strengths, and skills, and then to consistently apply those elements to all other courses they are taking. The course includes classroom instruction, as well as a required weekly meeting with a trained peer mentor where the student receives individualized support and personal accountability. Students will learn about motivation, time management, goal setting, individual learning styles, memory, concentration, information organization, exam preparation and exam success.
ACU's mission is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.