Information For Faculty

The Learning Commons is dedicated to supporting faculty and enhancing student success. Collaborate with us to tailor our resources and services to meet the specific needs of your courses and vision! 

Faculty Support

The Learning Commons offers a variety of programs designed to support faculty. 

Embedded Support

Embedded support integrates specialized Learning Commons staff (specialists, tutors, success coaches) directly into courses, collaborating with faculty to tailor resources and assistance to the specific needs of students, thereby enhancing their learning experience and academic success directly within the classroom environment.

Class Visits

Enhance your classroom with a visit from a Learning Commons staff member:

  • Early Semester Orientation: Schedule class visits in the first weeks to familiarize students with our resources.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Optional additional visits can be scheduled to reinforce resource use.

Visits can include an introduction to:

  • General services of the Learning Commons
  • Specific resources such as Math, Science, Success Coaching, English (writing, reading, grammar), and Technology.

Schedule a Class Visit


Do you have questions about how the Learning Commons can support your students? 

Schedule a Learning Commons Consultation with Director Sam DeZerga to explore new collaboration opportunities and learn about the specific resources available to both faculty and students. 

Schedule a Consultation


Experience Our Space! Bring your classes for a tour of our welcoming facilities to explore available resources like:

  • Computers and printers
  • Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Lab
  • Honorlock Testing Room
  • Language Lab for Spanish courses

Schedule a Tour

Office Hours

Encourage deeper student engagement by hosting your office hours in the Learning Commons! Our space fosters a collaborative atmosphere conducive to learning and discussion. Take advantage of our facilities and resources to enhance interactions with your students and provide immediate access to our Learning Specialists, tutors, and success coaches.

Benefits include direct access to Learning Commons resources, increased student visits due to centralized location, and opportunity for students to utilize other Learning Commons services before or after office hours.

E-mail the Learning Commons


Our Learning Specialists and tutors, in collaboration with faculty, design semester-specific workshops for subjects like Math, Science, and English Composition (ENC1101 and ENC1102). Success skill workshops are also available to support your students’ effective time management, test anxiety, and study skills.

E-mail the Learning Commons

Boot Camps

Each fall and spring semester, the Learning Commons hosts 30-60 minute course introductions and assignment previews for the most common first-year courses. 

Students attending boot camp report feeling more confident in their class and have higher overall success rates. 

Learn About Boot Camp

Have an idea for a new boot camp? Email Director Sam DeZerga.

Syllabus Integration

Enhance Your Syllabus: Include information about the Learning Commons to guide students in accessing our extensive support services, available both in-person and online.

Location: 444 Appleyard Drive, Building 30, 32304

Operating Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Services Offered:

  • Tutoring in various disciplines
  • Individual and group sessions
  • Technology assistance
  • Success Coaching
  • Honorlock testing facilities

Access Services:

Contact Information:


Division and Program Liaisons

Connect with Your Liaison! Our liaisons are here to support faculty by providing specialized assistance and fostering strong connections between divisions/programs and the Learning Commons. Whether you have a question or need specific support, your liaison is your go-to for collaboration and addressing concerns.


Vera Mayes
Mathematics Specialist
(850) 201-8122


Greg Schaberg
Communications Specialist
(850) 201-8270


Dr. Jerrie Del Vecchio
Communications Specialist
(850) 201-7847

Social Sciences

Jamie Smith
Communications Specialist
(850) 201-7812

Looking for support with the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE)? Jamie Smith and Greg Schaberg can offer support!


Chris McDonald
Science Specialist
(850) 201-7805

College Success

Jessie Clayton (Technology)
Technology Specialist
(850) 201-8267

Jorlyse Dickens (Success Skills)
Success Coach
(850) 201-7837

Business Program

Jonathas Petit
Mathematics Specialist
(850) 201-8239

Education Program

Steph Austin
Communications Specialist
(850) 201-6651


Shekitta Allen
Communications Specialist
(850) 201-7813

Eagles Rise

John Salter
Mathematics Specialist
(850) 201-7803

Academic Recovery

Jorlyse Dickens
Success Coach
(850) 201-7837

Pathways to Persistence

Sam DeZerga
(850) 201-7810