Welcome to the Fall 2009 Center for Teaching & Learning Newsletter!
This has been an amazing semester for so many of us here at the Center for Teaching and Learning. What started out as a “possibility,” a “perhaps,” a “what if?,” has come to its fruition. Three years ago John Sheridan, Dean of Libraries, mentioned to me how neat it would be if we were able to establish a Learning Commons – in essence, a “one-stop shop” where students could find assistance with writing, study skills, advising, 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 could find pedagogical and technological classroom resources. A place where excitement about learning would permeate every corner, every hallway, and every room. Great idea, I thought. But, where would we house such a place? Of course, the Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” provides us with the perfect spot.
Thanks to the support of Dr. Suzanne Shipley and Dr. Mark Stern, 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 in and out of the classroom has a reached an entirely new level of synergy.
I invite you to visit us in the near future. We’re here to help you in any way we can.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all faculty and staff here at the Dr. Howard N. Carper, Jr. Learning Commons. Thank you for your vision and your continuous dedication to our students and our campus community.
Dr. Laura Renninger
Dean of Teaching, Learning and Instructional Resources
Center for Teaching and Learning in the Dr. Howard N. Carper, Jr. Learning Commons
152 Scarborough Library
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