As the Director of the Academic Success Collaborative (ASC) in addition to being an active teacher in the classroom, I hope to strengthen connections between the work that faculty do in promoting learning among their students with the learning support that the ASC staff provides outside of the classroom. Here are some of the ways that the ASC can support the academic success of your students:
- peer tutoring sessions for math, science, and some intro courses in the majors
- consultations with subject matter experts on writing, presenting, and digital composing (e.g. digital portfolios, digital stories, poster design, capstone projects, etc.)
- occasional events to promote a culture of learning outside of class (e.g. digital portfolios, Best Writing, International Day of Writing, One Book/One Community, Study Smart/Stress Less, etc.)
- collaborative space in Suite 310 to promote productive group work on team projects
- a resources page with links to handouts and guides
Beyond lessons learned from my own teaching, I have benefited greatly from the collective expertise of the talented team that provides this menu of services at the ASC. I am happy to share my general overview on student learning via individual consultations or group meetings; however, consultants from iTIE (Initiative in Teaching Innovation and Excellence) can provide more specific and sustained support for your teaching (e.g. crafting assignments, designing rubrics, providing formative feedback on teaching, coordinating mentoring, etc.). As two branches of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the ASC and iTIE invite your participation in exploring ways to forge stronger connections between teaching and learning in our institution.