THE LEARNING COMMONS

Research on student success tells us that learners benefit from nurturing, engaged conversation, supported risk taking, collaborative learning spaces, and access to current technologies.

The Mandia Family Learning Commons provides these in the form of holistic online and on-campus tutoring, open computer labs, research assistance, and a team of peers and professionals dedicated to student-centered learning. 

Our services are free and available to all enrolled students.

LOCATIONS & HOURS

Francis A. Wilcox Hall | 129

315-792-5517

Spring 2022  | January 19th - May 4th

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. -  7 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Online appointments are available every day of the week. Hours vary by tutor. The first appointments begin at 8 a.m. and the last appointments conclude at 8 p.m. 

Plumley Complex | 102

Spring 2022 | January 19th - May 4th

Tuesdays | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Additional hours are available by request | 315-792-5517

THE LEARNING COMMONS TEAM

Ibrahim Rosic, Learning Commons Director

Ibrahim Rosic

Learning Commons Director 

Phone: 315-792-5506
Location: Wilcox Hall 129I, Utica Campus

Email Ibrahim Rosic

Jocelyn Ireland, Instructional Design Librarian

Jocelyn Ireland

Instructional Design Librarian

Phone: 315-792-5372
Location: Wilcox Hall 129, Utica Campus

Email Jocelyn Ireland

Katie Nolan, College Services Associate

Katie Nolan

College Services Associate

Phone: 315-792-5517
Location: Wilcox Hall 129, Utica Campus

Email Katie Nolan

Breanne Rathbun

Breanne Rathbun

Math Tutor & Mentor 

Phone: 315-792-5610
Location: Wilcox Hall 133A, Utica Campus

Email Breanne Rathbun

 

Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Tutor & Mentor

Danielle Del Giudice

Writing Tutor & Mentor

Phone: 315-792-5598
Location: Wilcox Hall 131A, Utica Campus

Email Danielle Del Giudice


Full time and clerical staff work closely with part-time professional consultants and peer tutors. Learn more about consultants and tutors by visiting the Math Lab, Writing Lab and Content Tutoring.


MISSION

The Learning Commons serves students by reflecting and magnifying their strengths, by valuing interdependence and self-determination, by honoring each learner’s experience, by providing responsive and individualized academic support, by building an inclusive community, and by connecting students with tools, guidance, and resources that enable them to work at the edge of their ability.

VISION 

We aim to build an inclusive, connected community actively pursuing its own evolution, attentive to research-supported practice and shifting student needs, attuned to the complexity of the individual, and responsive to the mind, character, and innate curiosity of each learner.