Faculty Partnerships

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The Learning Commons is proud to partner with faculty across campus to develop robust academic interventions in support of student success. Our tutoring model was developed by faculty and is led by faculty Lead Tutors. Each academic department has a faculty Lead Tutor liaison that works with the department to develop academic interventions. 

Connect with us at [email protected]

Embedding Getting to Know Your Learning Commons into your Blackboard course is a great way to help your students learn about all the resources available in the Learning Commons. If you are interested in using it as an assignment, and would like to receive results directly, please email [email protected] and ask to be added to our list of instructors.

The College allows all faculty to hold one ‘floating’ office hour per week in the Learning Commons. Spend time connecting with students and tutors outside of the classroom! Contact your Lead Tutor to schedule a weekly floating office hour in the Learning Commons.

Faculty can receive one Kalpa credit for developing and delivering discipline-specific training for tutors. Training materials will join the body of LC resources. Resources will be used in tutor training, for student workshops, and by tutors during study sessions. Contact your Lead Tutor to get started.

Students benefit when tutors have access to textbooks and course syllabi. Contact the Learning Commons to donate a textbook or share your course syllabus, semester calendars, and other first day handouts with the Lead Tutor team. These documents will be made available to tutors to prepare and support your students.

Any Learning Commons workshop can be imbedded in your course. Faculty can also request a tutor led exam prep session.

Request Learning Commons Instruction

Do you have questions about how CircleIn can help you drive student engagement. The CircleIn Faculty Hub has videos, easy to use templates, and other helpful resources for faculty.

Go to CircleIn Faculty Hub

The Learning Commons lab may be reserved on a limited, one-time basis for activities that cannot be accomplished in the classroom and require the use of computers or other technology only available in the lab. Requests must be made 10 days prior to use and can be made using the form below. 

Request Lab Use

To help students get the most out of the Learning Commons, please cut and paste the following information into your syllabi.

Study Help

Many students do not realize that the bulk of their time in college is spent studying outside the classroom (Assumption: 36 hours per week of studying for 12-credit hours). Services are free for registered WCC students:

  • Drop-in study help with WCC peer tutors (unlimited hours)
  • Weekly study groups led by peer tutor
  • Skill-building Workshops in a variety of topics
  • CircleIn Chats & Discussions
  • After-hours Study Help

Note:

  • Peer tutors do not check homework assignments, but they can help students double-check the process used.
  • Study Help cannot substitute for reading course materials, going to class, and visiting office hours – but it can help make all these things easier to accomplish.

All Learning Commons resources are available at wccnet.edu/LC.

Get Tech Ready

Need help with Blackboard, Word, Zoom, Excel, PowerPoint or other technology used in your class? Connect with the Microsoft Certified, Learning Commons lab team. 

Students can reach out to Learning Commons Lab Associates by:

Self-service resources for technology needed to success at WCC can be found on the Get Tech Ready page.

Full-time faculty are encouraged to apply for this 1-semester (Fall or Winter) fellowship opportunity! Fellows create agreed upon discipline-specific resources that will be used by peer tutors during their work with students. Fellow materials should complement teaching and learning taking place in your classrooms. Faculty Fellows are compensated for 30 hours of work at the completion of their contract requirements.

Apply Today!

 

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