Inspiring Students to Achieve Success: A Shifting Paradigm to Support Student Learning
The Student Learning Centre at UOIT is inspiring students to achieve success by offering comprehensive programs and service options that are collaborative and meet the needs of our students. Historically, the Student Learning Centre focused support for students in two ways - the one-on-one appointment in writing, ESL, math, physics and study skills as well as focused workshops. With the growing need of support from our diverse student population it became necessary to offer alternatives to the one-on-one appointment and focused workshops, and expand our reach through peer supports, learning communities, and academic skills development programming. Students benefit from collaborative learning environments and peer-to-peer interactions, and as a result, a shift in our services assists both students and our small team’s ability to manage the support demands.
This webinar will provide an overview of our service model, including how we collaborate, prioritize and plan our programming; what student populations we focus on; and how we solicit feedback and assess student learning. You will also learn about the changes we have made to the Student Learning Centre at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. How we, the Student Learning Centre, teamed up with academic advisors, professors, and campus partners to develop innovative supports for students. You will hear about the evolution of new approaches to our service model and how we have expanded our reach. Such concepts as the Writing Room, Math Study Hall, Physics Space, and Drop-ins will be highlighted, along with our peer learning programs and the summer academic transition program.
Krista Elliot, Manager, Student Learning Student Life; University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Candace Chard, Peer Learning Coordinator, Student Learning Student Life; University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
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