A-Z Learning Services provides free academic support for all Brock students to help them achieve their full potential in university and beyond. We offer social and professional support programs specifically designed to meet your needs and help you make the most of your university experience.
A-Z Learning Services offers almost 200 workshops on 70 different topics over the course of fall and winter terms. No matter what the topic of the workshop, we strive for small group discussion and active learning because we believe that we learn best when we learn together.
Drop by TH 129, Student Success Centre, if you are looking for assistance.
Academic-Zone is A-Z Learning Services online package of student supports. Academic-Zone modules include:
- Academic integrity
- Essay-Zone Basics
- Essay-Zone Advanced
- Science-Zone: Lab reports
- Numeracy-Zone: Calculations, algebra and statistics
If you’d like to access these resources, email email@example.com and we’ll get you registered and send you a link.
The Academic Integrity APF (Assess, Plan, Follow-Up) program is an educative process designed as a first response to academic misconduct charges. The program works to increase the student’s understanding of what constitutes academic misconduct as well as to provide the student with strategies and resources to avoid academic misconduct charges in the future.
When academic misconduct is identified, the Associate Dean or designate may require the student to complete the APF program, in addition to whatever academic penalties are determined.
Academic Integrity APF for Undergraduate Students
The program typically consists of the following 3 phases*, though the Associate Dean or designate may modify this:
- The student meets with Learning Skills Specialist to discuss his/her approach to various academic tasks and to develop an action plan (i.e. decide which workshop the student will attend in addition to the Academic Integrity workshop)
- The student attends two workshops, one of which has to be Academic Integrity unless otherwise specified by the Associate Dean or designate who requested the APF
- The student responds to questions that require reflection on the APF process and emails them to firstname.lastname@example.org
*The total time investment for the student is approximate 4 hours from beginning to end.
The Learning Skills Specialists reviews the responses to the reflective questions looking for personal accountability and concrete strategies for acting with integrity in the future.
If successful, Learning Services notifies the Associate Dean or designate of completion of the program. The Associate Dean or designate determines next steps (e.g., grades are released, and the record of the charge is sealed). For more information on Brock’s policy regarding academic misconduct, refer to the Academic Integrity Policy.
Getting Started on the APF program
When an Academic Integrity APF is assigned, the Dean or Chair notifies A-Z Learning Services (AZLS) that the student is expected to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to email (email@example.com), call (x5774) or visit (TH 123) AZLS to initiate the process.