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 | Room 129

315-792-5517

 On campus tutoring | by half-hour appointment only

Monday through Friday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Saturday | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Computer lab | within the Commons

Monday through Thursday | 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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

Saturday | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Plumley Complex | Room 111 within the library

Fall 2020 | Starting September 8th

On campus | by half-hour appointment only

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday |  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Zoom 

Fall 2020 | Starting September 8th

Online | appointments may last up to 50 minutes

Monday through Thursday | 9:30  a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Friday | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday | 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

To learn more about our online appointments, see our tutoring FAQ.

In the Fall 2020 semester, the Learning Commons will oversee the following open computer labs.  

Wilcox Hall 129 | within the Utica Learning Commons

Capacity | 25

Software | general software and Adobe

Hours | Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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

Saturday | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wilcox Hall 149

Capacity | 10

Software | general software

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

Wilcox Hall 128

Capacity | 10

Software | STEM, art, and general software

Hours | Monday - Thursday | 12 - 10 p.m.

Friday | 12 - 2 p.m.

Additional open computer labs can be found at both College libraries and in the Science and Technology Building on Utica Campus. 

 

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, VISION & PURPOSE

The mission of the Learning Commons is to provide holistic support and an enriched pathway to graduation through student-centered academic support across disciplines, connecting students to resources, and empowering them to become independent, self-advocating, and resourceful learners.

The vision of the Learning Commons is to become a place where both faculty and students willingly rely on our resources, where they are free to question, take risks, and effectively achieve their academic and pedagogical goals.

The purpose of the Learning Commons is to provide students with the resources and  tools necessary to eliminate barriers to their success.