Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Strategies Program

Welcome to the Academic Strategies Program!


We help students learn how to navigate the “hidden curriculum” of Yale–that invisible set of underlying assumptions and expectations about how to do well as a student that are implicitly embedded in Yale’s culture and are not taught in the classroom. By becoming aware of these implicit cultural-academic norms, students become empowered to take a new and more active kind of ownership over their own academic choices, and ultimately, to get the most out of their academic experience, no matter who they are or where they are in their educational journey. 

We give students the tools to do this through 1-1 mentoring sessions, group mentoring sessions, and interactive workshops with our amazing team of peer mentors.

Want to make an appointment? Email us anytime at academicstrategies@yale.edu!
We work with all students. See our menu to the left for links to our different kinds of support.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter by registering with us on YaleConnect:  https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/PoorvuAcademicStrategies/club_signup

Highlights for Fall 2021

Senior Thesis Peer Groups
To learn more and sign up to participate, click here!

Essentials for First-Years Workshops
This series of live online workshops offers key information for getting a strong start in your academic work at Yale, including time management, how to navigate seminars & lectures, key strategies for reading, and creating a pathway for your first year. For more information and to sign up, click on the link to this form: Essentials for First-Years Workshops

**New Workshops** 
Coming back to campus will require some adjustment–and these new workshops can help!
Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning: For First-Years: Sept. 9 OR Sept. 15
Transitioning Back to In-Person Learning: For Upper-Level Students: Sept. 7 OR Sept. 15 
Returning from Your Leave of Absence: Sept. 2; Sept. 8; OR Sept. 14

Academic Peer Mentorship Groups for First-Years and Sophomores
Organized by class year and area of academic interest, these groups provide information, connections to resources, and friendly peer support as you navigate your first two years at Yale. For more information, visit this page: Small Group Mentoring.

Disability Peer Mentor Program 
In collaboration with Disability Empowerment at Yale (DEFY), the Disability Peer Mentor Program aims to pair students with peers of similar backgrounds to create networks of support for people with disabilities at Yale. We support students with a wide range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, chronic illness, and conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia, and anxiety. To learn more about our support for students with disabilities and to request a mentor, visit this page: Disability Peer Mentor Program.

Helpful Links

Workshop Schedule for Semester

Workshops Organized by Topic

How to do Yale: Some Advice

For FGLI Students

For First-Year Students

For Students Experiencing Broader Learning Challenges

Questions? We’d love to be in touch with you! Just send a note to academicstrategies@yale.edu.
You can also follow us atASP Facebook GroupASP Instagram (@academicstrategies)