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Greetings! I’m Laura Renninger, Dean of Teaching, Learning and Instructional Resources here at Shepherd University. Thank you for taking a moment to visit our site.
A short time ago we decided it would be wonderful if we were able to establish a “Learning Commons” here at Shepherd – in essence, a one-stop shop where students can find assistance with writing, study skills, the effective use of technology, and tutoring in any subject ranging from mathematics to foreign languages to music. And, a one stop shop where teachers can find pedagogical and technological classroom resources and exchange ideas with colleagues; a place where excitement about learning permeates every corner, every hallway, and every room. The Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” has provided us with the perfect spot.
Thanks to the support of President Suzanne Shipley and the help of numerous professors, staff and students, we now have our very own Learning Commons. Our Mission to support teaching excellence and to foster learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom has reached a whole new level of synergy.
In one centralized location one can now find all of the following resources and support programs: Tutoring & Academic Support, Instructional Technology, Assessment of Student Learning, Common Reading Information, First-Year Experience (FYEX) Program, Faculty Development Workshops, New Faculty Mentoring, Academic Advisement Information, the Center for Teaching & Learning Library, the TRiO Student Support Services program, Audio-Visual Media Services, and the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree Program Offices.
Please visit us soon and let us assist you with your learning needs.
Our Mission is to support teaching excellence and to foster learning experiences in and out of the classroom.