Creative Design for Student Learning: Embedding Academic Support in Credit-bearing Studies

Panel: Brett Sherman (Metro), Linda Guyette Hamell (HVC) and Mildred Van Bergen (LIC)

In an effort to improve student learning and retention, faculty and academic support professionals from several centers across the College have collaborated to design creative approaches that integrate academic support into credit-bearing studies.  This presentation will explore several of these models, highlighting the benefits for faculty and students alike.

Link to prerecorded presentation: Creative Design for Student Learning: Embedding Academic Support in Credit-bearing Studies

2 thoughts on “Creative Design for Student Learning: Embedding Academic Support in Credit-bearing Studies”

  1. A great idea and great teamwork in the development, review, and assessment of this support project. You model well the techniques that you hope to achieve.

    Since your work becomes part of a course (I agree with the “required” nature of the participation), do you meet with the mentor to determine what specific assignments could help the student(s) grow in their writing skills as well as in the content area under study? It would seem that if the student is to get credit for the time spent developing a skill they must also be advancing their content knowledge. So, if this is how you work, how do you make that connection so that the skill-development also furthers knowledge growth?

    And, I really like your idea about teaching Angel and other computer uses. Do you save these sessions so that others can see or use them too? It seems helpful to have them as a repository for the college at large; we could all benefit here.

    Thanks for your sharing and for your ideas. eileen

  2. THanks very much for this. I like this idea very much. I have two questions and dont know if I will be able to participate in the discussion on Thursday so I will ask them today:
    Are the required sessions with learning coaches and or DAS scheduled for each separate course so that only those students would be attending that particular set of workshops??
    And what about using this for online study groups or distance tutorials? WHat ideas or suggestions would you have for those settings?
    Thanks again for this.

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