Information 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 orientations/class visits, Learning Commons tours, workshops, and embedded content tutoring and success coaching, which are customized to each instructor's vision and need.

Simply call or e-mail your Learning Commons liaison contact if you have ideas, suggestions, or need more information about our services. We would be happy to assist you.  

Liaison Contacts for Departments

   
   
Shekitta Allen
allensh@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7813
Flagler College, Transitional Studies
Alicia Casey
caseya@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7809
English  
Jerrie M. Del Vecchio
delveccj@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7847
Humanities  
     
   
Sam DeZerga
dezergas@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7810
All for Success Coaching
Katie Toole
toolec@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-6651
Behavioral, Social Science and Education: Psychology, History, Social Science 
Jessie Clayton
claytonj@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-8267
Student Life Skills (SLS) for Technology 
     
     
Vera Mayes
mayesv@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-8122
Math  
Dani Rowan Hawke
hawked@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7804
Math, GED
Noah Schmidt
schmidtn@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7803
Math 
     
     
Chris McDonald
mcdonach@tcc.fl.edu
(850) 201-7805
Sciences
   

Our Services

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/or class visit within the first few weeks of each 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 offers assistance with Spanish courses.

Embedded Tutoring

Would you like to have some support in your classroom? Many of our instructors have found that embedded tutoring has increased student participation in the classroom while providing their students with the opportunity to get personalized assistance. Embedded tutoring is a collaborative effort between each instructor and a Learning Specialist in order to increase students' success. 

Workshops

Every semester, our Learning Specialists, with the collaborative effort of faculty, and our Academic Success Coach create and provide a plethora of workshops for students.

Our Math and Science Specialists provide exam reviews for a variety of classes, while our Communication Specialists offer workshops that support and review the materials that are currently taught in ENC1101 and ENC1102.

Our Academic Success Coach is a great resource for students who could benefit from time management skills or want to overcome test anxiety.

Check out our calendar posted on the Learning Commons Homepage for upcoming workshops.

Boot Camps

Boot Camp is an orientation for students who have signed up for classes in Math, Science, Psychology, History, American Government, and English.

Boot Camp sessions take place a few days before classes start, and provide students with an overview of what is expected of them academically once the semester begins.


How you can get involved with the Learning Commons

  • Reserve orientations and/or class visits at the beginning of the semester. Contact your liaison.
  • Refer your students to us for assistance.
  • Mention us and our operating hours on your syllabus.
  • Request to have a Learning Commons specialist embedded in your class/es.
  • Co-host Workshops with our staff.
  • Co-create materials with our staff.