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 tutoring, an open computer lab, research assistance, and a team of peers and professionals dedicated to student-centered learning.
LOCATIONS & HOURS
Francis A. Wilcox Hall
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
THE LEARNING COMMONS TEAM
Learning Commons Director
Office Location: Room 129I, Utica Campus
Email Ibrahim Rosic
Instructional Design Librarian
Office Location: Room 129, Utica Campus
Email Jocelyn Ireland
Part-Time Clerical Support
Office Location: Room 129G, Utica Campus
Email Tamara Donchuk
Mathematics Tutor & Mentor
Office Location: Room 133A, Utica Campus
Email Breanne Rathbun
Danielle Del Giudice
Writing Tutor & Mentor
Office Location: Room 131A, Utica Campus
Email Danielle Del Giudice
Full time and clerical staff work closely with our 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.