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Dean of Students Office
The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning through programs and services that promote growth and development, communicate the values and standards of the AU community, and advocate for students’ needs.
Student Health Center
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Health Promotion and Advocacy Center
The mission of the American University Health Promotion and Advocacy Center is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce high-risk behaviors, and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.
Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI)
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) works to advance American University’s commitment to respecting and valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, the center is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women’s experiences on campus.
The Office of the Dean of Students provides an easy to use reporting tool to share concerns about student behaviors. If you recognize signs of distress or observe disruptive behavior, submit an online report through the Care Network (also found on the myAU.american.edu portal under the Life@AU tab). The Care Network is accessible to faculty, staff and students.
Learn more about the Care Network.
Academic Coaching is a free service available for all American University undergraduate and graduate students. In one-on-one meetings, learners work with professional academic coaches to identify and enhance academic strategies. Sessions are interactive and learners can expect to leave with a strategic action plan. In addition to scheduled appointments, students and faculty can access variety of academic coaching resources to support the academic journey. Students can work with an academic coach proactively to develop academic skills to support learning and wellness. Students in receipt of an Academic Alert, formally known as an Early Warning, and students on academic probation are also encouraged to meet with an academic coach.
Faculty are encouraged to refer students to Academic Coaching. It is important to note that Academic Coaching will work one-on-one to support students adjusting to online learning. Together with a coach students can review all course syllabi, establish time management strategies for classes in all modalities, and work on academic skills specific to both online learning and courses being conducted in hybrid modalities.
Topics covered in one-on-one appointments include:
- Time management and prioritization
- Online learning strategies
- Breaking down large assignments
- Test prep and test-taking strategies
- Task initiation and motivation
- Habit building
- Reading strategies
- Note-taking strategies
- And more!
Academic Coaching Resources:
Academic Coaching Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAC Tutoring Lab
The ASAC Tutoring Lab provides free one-on-one and drop-in tutoring for selected courses in disciplines such as accounting, biology, chemistry and economics. In your 30 minutes or hour appointment, a peer tutor can assist with understanding course content, providing hands-on practice, and discussing best strategies for studying.
Math & Statistics Tutoring Lab
The Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Lab provides free drop-in tutoring and scheduled one-on-one tutoring appointments to American University students for exam review, homework assignments, and understanding concepts. The Lab tutors Mathematics concepts up to Calculus II and Statistics concepts up to Intermediate Statistics.
International Student Scholar Services
International Student & Scholar Services has resources to support academic success and participation in campus life including academic counseling, support for second language learners, response to questions about visas, immigration status and employment and intercultural programs, clubs and other campus resources.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a free group tutoring program that supports historically challenging courses in disciplines such as accounting, biology, chemistry and economics. SI Leaders facilitate weekly group review sessions that reiterate course content. In your one or two hour session, an SI Leader can assist with learning course concepts, facilitating group learning, and sharing best strategies for studying and note taking
Writing Center offers free, individual coaching sessions to all AU students. In your 45-minute session, a student writing consultant can help you address your assignments, understand the conventions of academic writing, and learn how to revise and edit your own work.