The Big Move & Dedication of the Dr. Howard N. Carper, Jr. Learning Commons
Over the summer, several offices associated with the Center for Teaching and Learning moved from various locations across campus into one centralized space on the first floor of the Scarborough Library. The CTL, Academic Support, Instructional Technology & the First-Year Experience Program were previously connected in theory but not in proximity. The move allowed these related offices to be housed under one roof and in a very centralized campus location.
On October 5th a special ceremony was held to dedicate the new space in honor of former Shepherd Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Howard N. Carper, Jr. Now the Dr. Howard N. Carper Learning Commons, the first floor of the library is a common space for Shepherd students, faculty and staff to access tutoring in the Academic Support Center, First-Year Experience (FYEX) and Common Reading Program information, instructional technology assistance, assessment resources, faculty development workshops, new faculty mentoring, academic advising, as well as the Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) program offices.
If you have visited our new location, you’ll agree the space is welcoming, open, bright and cheerful. If you have not, we encourage you to do so this semester. The Carper Learning Commons welcomes you! Come see what we are all about!
Directions: Enter through the main doors of the Scarborough Library. Take either the stairs or elevator to the first floor. Stairwells can be found to your immediate right or past the reference desk area to the left. Signage will say “Welcome to the Dr. Howard N. Carper, Jr. Learning Commons”. Follow the steps down to the first floor where you will find the Academic Support Center. Continuing past this area and down the corridor by the elevator you will find the Center for Teaching and Learning and the FYEX, Common Reading Program, Instructional Technology & RBA Offices.