Learning CommonsInformation For Faculty
Information for Faculty
There are many ways that faculty can collaborate with the Learning Commons staff to ensure that their students have a successful semester. Our goal is to build strong and meaningful relationships with instructors and students by providing student-centered support and resources. We achieve this objective by offering a variety of services, which are customized to each instructor's vision and need.
Call or e-mail your Learning Commons liaison if you have ideas, suggestions, or need more information about our services.
Embedded Academic Support
Would you like Learning Commons support in your classroom? Embedded academic support (tutoring or coaching) has increased student participation in the classroom while providing students with the opportunity to get personalized assistance. Embedded academic support is a collaborative effort between each instructor and a Learning Commons Specialist, tutor, or coach in order to increase students’ success.
Steps for Requesting Embedded Academic Support
- Submit the Embedded Request Form or fill out the form below.
- Director and Program Coordinator will determine staff availability.
- Instructor and assigned Learning Commons staff member will discuss embedded expectations.
- Embedded Partnership Agreement is completed by the Learning Commons staff member and submitted to the Director.
Orientations & Class Visits
Orientations and class visits are a great way to introduce your students to the resources the Learning Commons offers. It is recommended that you book your class orientation and visits within the first few weeks of the semester.
Orientations and class visits can entail the overall services of the Learning Commons, or only focus on the sections that are relevant for your particular classes, i.e. Math, Science, Success Coaching, English (writing/reading/grammar component), or Technology.
Learning Commons Tours
Often, instructors invite their students to the Learning Commons for an orientation that is followed by a tour of the Learning Commons. This is a perfect way to let students know where we are located while getting to know the layout of our physical space. Most students like the openess of our floorplan while getting to know our friendly staff.
Students are more likely to ask for assistance with their courses if they are familiar with our space and our faces, and have a personal contact. Students will also be pleasantly surprised to find that not only do we have computers and printers available for them, but also have a fully stocked Anatomy and Physiology Lab with models, the Honor Lock Room for taking tests, and our Foreign Language Lab that helps with Spanish courses.
Each semester, our Learning Specialists, with the collaborative effort of faculty, and our Academic Success Coaches create and provide a plethora of workshops for students.
Our Math and Science specialists and tutors provide exam reviews for a variety of classes. Our Communication specialists offer workshops that support and review the materials currently taught in ENC1101 and ENC1102.
Success workshops, hosted by academic success coaches, are a great resource for students who could benefit from time management skills, want to overcome test anxiety, or would like to advance their college success skills.
Check out the calendar on our homepage for upcoming workshop dates!
Each Fall and Spring semester, the Learning Commons hosts one-hour course introductions and assignment previews to common first-year classes. Boot Camps are a fantastic way to learn more about your classes before they begin. Learn more about Boot Camps on our webpage.
There are a number of other ways that faculty can get involved with the Learning Commons.
- Refer your students to us for assistance
- Mentions and our operating hours on your syllabus
- Co-host workshops with our staff
- Co-create materials with our staff
- Host office hours in our open space
- Rent classroom or computer space (contact the Director for details)
Flagler College, Transitional Studies
|Jerrie M. Del Vecchio
|Dani Rowan Hawke