The Center for Teaching and Learning
A unique aspect of academic support at Cornell College is the Center for Teaching and Learning, which is involved with students throughout the course of their assignments, and with faculty as they design learning experiences for students. The Center brings together the Consulting Librarians, Writing Studio, Academic Technology Studio, and Quantitative Reasoning Studio--all housed in Cole Library--to support students' development of information literacy and critical thinking in collaboration with faculty. Information literacy can be defined as skills, values, and attitudes for articulating an information need, accessing information, evaluating and processing information, and using and communicating ideas, within the context of social and ethical implications of information use.
The Center has as its goal to support attainment of high academic standards through innovation, collaboration, and commitment to excellence.
Academic Technology Studio
Instructional Technology Librarian
127 Cole Library
An instructional technologist and a cadre of student "techies" assist students in the use of technology for teaching and learning. The Academic Technology Studio offers the latest creative software including the full suite of Adobe CS4 programs, Strata 3D, and I-Life. Although the emphasis is on creative applications, we can help with Moodle, the college's course management software, as well as other instructional technologies. We can also help you select the appropriate technology for your projects.
- web page design and development, e-Portfolios
- appropriate design and use of PowerPoint
- poster layout and design
- audio and video editing, podcasting
- effective graphic design for class projects
- art and computers
For appointments, students or faculty may contact TBD, ext. 4125.
The Writing Studio
Located on the first floor (lowest level) of the Library in Room 125, the Writing Studio offers students assistance to improve the academic skills that will help them succeed in college: writing, reading, studying, note-taking, test-taking, and time management. The staff includes two professional writing consultants and a cohort of student peer consultants who have been recommended by faculty members as excellent students and writers.
The Writing Consultants work intensively with the college's introductory writing program, co-teaching with faculty in this writing-across-the-curriculum program. Additional information is available on the web athttp://www.cornellcollege.edu/library/ctl/ws/ or call ext. 4462.
Quantitative Reasoning Center
Contact Jessica Johanningmeier
126 Cole Library
Located in Room 126 of the Library, the Quantitative Reasoning Studio is available for students in courses that require working with numbers. The Quantitative Reasoning Consultant offers assistance to students in using and interpreting numerical information. A cohort of Peer Consultants is available to assist students as well.
For appointments, or more information, students or faculty may call ext. 4222, visit Room 126 Cole Library, or email Jessica Johanningmeier.
Consulting Librarians assist students with their learning and information needs. They are assigned by department to assist students with defining an information need, finding quality information, critically evaluating and processing information for specific projects, and with an understanding of the ethical implications and social context of using information. Consulting librarians may teach class sessions or hold individual reference appointments as well as providing assistance in general at the reference desk. For appointments, contact the individual Consulting Librarians.
For 2012-2013, the Consulting Librarian assignments are as follows:
Humanities and Theater
- Jen Rouse
Art - Greg Cotton
Music – Jen Rouse
Education - Jen Rouse
Kinesiology - Mary Iber
Natural Sciences - Mary Iber
Social Sciences – Paul Waelchli