Welcome to the Learning Center - a "hub" of activities
designed to support student success!
Learning Center UPDATE for FALL 2013
NEW! Faculty Bookshelf
This short book of essays helps us answer the question of
how we can make the threshold concepts in our disciplines
and courses more visible and accessible for our students.
Jan H.F. Meyer, Ray Land and Caroline Baillie (Eds.)
Excerpt from Editors' Preface:
"For readers new to the idea of threshold concepts the approach builds on the
notion that there are certain concepts, or certain learning experiences, which resemble
passing through a portal, from which a new perspective opens up, allowing things
formerly not perceived to come into view. This permits a new and previously
inaccessible way of thinking about something. It represents a transformed way of
understanding, or interpreting, or viewing something, without which the learner
cannot progress, and results in a reformulation of the learners’ frame of meaning.
The thresholds approach also emphasises the importance of disciplinary contexts.
As a consequence of comprehending a threshold concept there may thus be
a transformed internal view of subject matter, subject landscape, or even world view.
Typical examples might be ‘Personhood’ in Philosophy; ‘The Testable Hypothesis’
in Biology; ‘Gravity’ in Physics; ‘Reactive Power’ in Electrical Engineering;
‘Depreciation’ in Accounting; ‘Legal Narrative’ in Law; ‘Geologic Time’ in
Geology; ‘Uncertainty’ in Environmental Science; ‘Deconstruction’ in Literature;
‘Limit’ in Mathematics or ‘Object-oriented Programming’ in Computer Science."
NEW! Request a TA for your class!
This pilot program recruits the students you refer to become your volunteer teaching assistant/tutor for your program or class.
Please contact Marie Zaiens for more information: email@example.com
It Takes a College to Raise a Skill
8 Essential Lessons for College Success
(click here to request info or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
REFER Your Students TODAY: Step by Step Procedures
Take this short survey to help us evaluate and improve the Learning Center academic software.
LRC UPDATE for FALL 2012
NEW! It Takes a College to Raise a Skill
What is the Habits of Mind Community of Practice? - Module 1 online course begins 9/2/2012 or 9/30/2012
Instructors and Counselors are invited to join -- register for one or more 6 week online modules
For institutions granting Flex Credit for completion of the Habits of Mind modules – 3CSN will verify completion 18 hours of professional development for each module upon request.
Reading Plus for Faculty
Handouts to use with your students:
Videos to use with your students:
To use with your students: HOW TO PRINT OUT REPORTS from the Learning Lab's LONGMAN ENGLISH INTERACTIVE
Request Forms Online
In the Learning Center
Introduction to The Learning Center for Faculty
Access our Flex Day "Joining with Faculty to Provide Keys to Learning" presentation.
Computer/Instructional Labs (LRC 205 & LRC 234)
If you need your students to use academic software that is not currently installed in our Lab, you can request the software be installed. Make your reservation with Sheila Money, Learning Center Secretary, at least 3 weeks prior to your scheduled use date and submit an Academic Software Installation Request Form along with a copy of the software, documentation, and software license.
Audio and Video Reserve Request
Your copies of video and audiotapes may be placed on reserve for students to use in the Learning Resources Center. Fill out a Tape Reserve Request form at the circular information counter in the Computer Commons.
Workshop, Group Review, and Collaboration Request
You can request one of our workshops or one tailored to your students' needs. Group Review Sessions can be created to help your students prepare for papers or tests. Collaborate with us to provide exercises, software, and writing workshops that will augment your in-class activities. Fill out a Faculty Request for TLC form at the information counter in the Computer Commons or online.
Workshop Survey for Fiction & Poetry Classes
Please fill out the survey.
Learning Center Work / Tech Support Request
You can request technical assistance for classes held in the 1st Floor of LRC (Computer Commons), report problems with software and hardware, or ask for other IT help in our Labs by filling out the Learning Center Work Request form.
- PLATO Course Descriptions: includes skill levels, total hours of learning, number of learning objectives
A basic introduction to using Plato is now online. To schedule a Plato: Creating Learning Paths for Students class for yourself or a group of faculty members, fill out a Faculty Request for TLC Form at the information counter or online. As a faculty member, you can request Group Coordinator access to PLATO by filling out the Plato Access Request Form at the Information Counter or online.
Longman Series Orientations
- Understanding and Using English Grammar Interactive
- Longman English Interactive
Longman Interactive software provides an integrated skills approach to learning grammar in context. Each level incorporates video and interactive exercises. Listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading skills are covered.
Learning Center PowerPoints and Handouts
Teaching Writing with the Emphasis Principle: PowerPoint presentation.