Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Linh Pallos
Email of contact person: 
linh.pallos@cdu.edu.au
Who are your partners?: 
Faculty staff
Library staff
Educational development staff
Information technology staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by faculty staff
Perceived need by other department/s
High demand from students
Supports university obligations/initiatives
First year experience initiatives
Social Inclusion initiatives
Language proficiency initiatives
retention
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Teaching/learning management plan
Administrative support
Extra funding support
Faculty support
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
Staffing
funds, student schedules
If you have evaluated this practice, please select evaluation type(s): 
ALL unit administered student surveys
Focus groups with students
Usage numbers
What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Positive feedback from staff and students indicate that the service is much needed and appropriate. A variety of services is offered within the Program in order to cater to differing needs and schedules.

What are the weaknesses?: 

Promotion. We get feedback from students and staff saying that they wished they had known about our service, and some are not fully aware of what we offer to be able to take action and utilise the service if they need it.

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

Promotion. Need to make students and staff, particularly new students and staff, aware of the program and its services within the first 2 week of each semester.

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

academic literacies
critical thinking
inclusive teaching practice
constructivism

Other publications/products arising from this practice? (Not already included in previous question): 

Presentation to faculty/university

Paper based resources

Online resources

ALL Publication