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Facts For Faculty

How Can the Learning Commons Support You and Your Students?

 

It can be beneficial to bring your students to the Learning Commons to learn about the academic assistance available to them. To schedule a Learning Commons tour for your class, call (630) 942-3456 or email Angel Nance at nancea@cod.edu.

A Learning Commons staff member can come to your class to inform your students about the academic assistance opportunities available to them. In-class visits are available at both the main campus and off-campus locations. These informational sessions can be tailored to fit the time you have available. To schedule an in-class visit, call (630) 942-3456 or email Angel Nance at nancea@cod.edu.

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance has a variety of interactive modules, or workshops, to support the goals and course objectives of instructors across all areas of study at College of DuPage. These workshops are designed to focus on different aspects of writing and public speaking and are 30-50 minutes long depending on the workshop/instructor's needs. If you are interested in scheduling a mini module or if you want to know more about them, please call (630) 942-3355 or email benbow-niemierg@cod.edu

Facts for Staff About Mini Modules

Our goals are to engage students in thinking and writing about their drafts, to help them learn to be better writers, and to provide an interested and knowledgeable audience for their work. Please note, students who are enrolled in ELS writing classes should be encouraged to schedule face-to-face appointments instead of email coaching.

We are happy to talk with you about ways of incorporating email coaching into your online curriculum. Full class uploads must be pre-arranged with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) to staff readers accordingly. Please reach out if you have any questions at all.

In order for students to submit a draft, they will need to register with Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) by following the instructions on the WRSA webpage.

Facts for Staff About Email Coaching

Steps for students to follow to schedule email coaching

Guided Study Groups are group tutoring sessions specific to a course section. They are initiated by instructor request. The instructor meets with the tutor for one hour a week to prepare materials for that week's session. To set up a Guided Study Group for your course call (630) 942-3686 or contact Sandra Marchetti at tutoring@cod.edu.

Provide ELA/ELS Students with a Tour of COD

Connecting to COD with Caro is an opportunity for ELA and ELS students to go on a tour of COD and learn about the free services available to them. To set up a time for your students to connect with Caro call (630) 942-3355 or contact Carola Llanes at llanesc@cod.edu

Copy and paste the following text into your syllabus to inform your students about the assistance opportunities available to them.

Math Assistance Area:
The Math Assistance Area in the Learning Commons provides drop-in sessions for College of DuPage students taking math, physics, or chemistry. Visit the Math Assistance Area for assistance with your assignments and to develop and strengthen your skills. Assistance for math only is also offered limited hours at the off-campus centers, PEC 120, and Learning Commons West (TEC 1016B). Math assistance is also available through Google Hangouts and by email. Do-It-Yourself reviews on various topics can be found on the math assistance website. For more information visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3339, or visit www.cod.edu/learningcommons.

Tutoring Services:
Tutoring Services in the Learning Commons provides tutoring in a wide variety of courses for College of DuPage students. Visit Tutoring Services for assistance with your course content and to develop your study strategies. For more information visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3686, or visit www.cod.edu/learningcommons.

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for any classes:

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance (WRSA) in the Learning Commons provides coaching sessions for College of DuPage students who are working on presentation assignments for any class. Visit WRSA to develop and strengthen your writing, reading, and presenting skills and strategies. Appointments are available face-to-face, online, or through email. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3355, or visit Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance.

Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance for ELS/ELA classes:
Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance in the Learning Commons offers the opportunity for you to practice your English speaking skills. I encourage you to have a Conversation session with a Writing, Reading, Speech Assistance coach to improve your English. Appointments are also available to assist you with your reading or writing assignments or any presentation. For more information or to make an appointment, visit Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 2102, Technical Education Center (TEC 1016B), call (630) 942-3355, or visit cod.edu/learningcommons.

Learn about the academic assistance opportunities available off campus for you and your students.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Let us know how we are doing. Send us an email, give us a call (630) 942-3941, or stop by SRC 2102 if you have a suggestion on how we can better assist your students. 

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102
Call or Text: (630) 942-3940
Email: learningcommons@cod.edu 

Learning Commons Hours of Operation

Learning Commons West
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1016B, (630) 942-3960

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686