It’s mid-semester, and some students may be having an “ah-ha” (or an “uh-oh”) moment in regards to their grades. There’s help for struggling students through the Julia N. Visor Center, part of Illinois State’s University College.

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Jim Gee talks with Pamm Ambrose, a longtime teacher and an associate director with University College, who highlights their foundational approach to helping students achieve. Learn about some common misconceptions about the services the Center offers (the Visor Center is not about “advisement”), and the importance of coaching students to cultivate learning skills and move beyond ineffective study habits. They also explore how faculty members can help students take advantage of the Visor Center’s many services.

Visit the show page for notes, including links to the many services highlighted on this week’s episode.

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