American University of Peace Studies aims to provide a personalized, innovative teaching and supportive learning environment in which students receive a valuable educational experience.
This occurs within a partnership framework in which students are responsible for their learning, proactively supported by the university, with the intention of fostering their independence and identifying and responding to individual student’s needs.
American University of Peace Studies seeks to support each student to achieve their potential through early identification of, and response to, personal and academic issues which have the potential to adversely affect their educational achievement.
This policy is intended to provide staff and students with information regarding their responsibilities to ensure that adequate support is provided to meet the needs of the student. The policy also aims to assist in the identification of students who require additional personal or academic support and to ensure appropriate interventions are implemented to enable a student to realize their full potential to successfully complete their studies.
The university will endeavour to identify students needing additional support so that the intervention is respectful, timely, equitable, consistent and a procedurally fair process.
The University will:
While the university is committed to providing a supportive environment, there are, of necessity, limits to the extent of the support which can be provided and it is not the responsibility of the university to replicate services that already exist in the community.
The university has its own policies and procedures for the maintenance of good conduct and safeguarding academic standards that apply to all students studying at the American University of Peace Studies irrespective of their specific supportive needs.