Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Effective September 1, 2013, the organization, mandate, and programs of the Learning Success Centre will change slightly. Due to the nature of these changes and the timing (beginning of fall semester), we thought it would be important to summarize these changes to the Ryerson community.
We’ve changed our name from the Learning Success Centre, to Learning Success. This change is reflective of our long-term goals and future role within the university. During the 2013-14 academic year, Learning Success will be focusing resources on programs and services that have a broad reach across the university, adding a peer tutoring program to our learning skills support resources for students. Additionally, Learning Success will start to develop programs and services targeted to the transition needs of students (from high school to university, from college to university, from university to the working world).
How does this affect me?
A. What stays the same?
Learning Success will continue to offer Fresh Start for students who have been required to withdraw, Get Clear for students on probation, FA-ST (Facilitated Study Groups) for students in historically difficult courses, the on-line Tutor Registry, on-line and face-to-face workshops on learning skills, and one-on-one learning skills help for students.
B. Scheduling Changes
General, face-to-face workshops on learning skills, open to all students on campus, will likely occur in the months of October, November and January only. This will be a reduced schedule of face-to-face workshops on learning skills. If you have historically mandated your students to attend these workshops (as part of a course or a probationary contract), be aware that there will be a reduced number of seats available to students.
C. One-on-one Help
One-on-one help for students requiring learning skills support will take three forms:
- Professional Learning Strategy support from the Learning Strategist
- Learning skills support in a new peer learning programs
- Professional learning skills support in the Access Centre ONLY for students registered with the Access Centre (contact the Access Centre at ext. 5290 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details).
D. For students from the Ted Rogers School of Management or the Faculty of Community Services
TRSM and FCS will be operating their own learning support services for students. The Learning Success peer tutoring, on-line and face-to-face workshops, Fresh Start, Get Clear, FA-ST, and the Tutor Registry will also be open to Ted Rogers School of Management and Faculty of Community Services students.
E. For Faculty:
Learning Success personnel are still available to consult with Instructors for embedding learning skills instruction in the classroom but on a limited basis.
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