FCS Student Learning Supports Iram Khan: [email protected] Chris Cachia: [email protected] The Faculty of Community Services offers distinctive supports and programming through its Student Learning Support team. Specific learning supports include: INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS WITH A LEARNING STRATEGIST Face-to-Face Online FCS learning strategists are available, by appointment, to work with students on issues related to academic skills development, study skills, and English language support. Individual appointments can also be scheduled by students to work with learning strategists via Skype, Adobe Connect, or over the telephone. WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS & SEMINARS Live Workshops Customized Presentations Online Seminars The FCS learning strategists facilitate workshops on a set roster of topics related to transition and the development of academic skills. Academic skills workshops are customized and facilitated by the FCS learning strategists to address the needs of students in specific courses. FCS customized and generic online seminars are and can be made available to provide additional strategy support to students. GROUP SUPPORT Learning Groups Orientation Events The FCS learning strategists are available to facilitate staff and student-organized academic skills development sessions. The FCS student learning support team is available, by request, to discuss learning supports with faculty, staff, and students. CONSULTATION WITH FACULTY AND STAFF The FCS learning strategists are available for consultation with faculty, instructors and staff to embed learning strategies into course curriculum. FCS LEARNING SUPPORT & RESOURCE CENTRE: PEER-LED SUPPORT Learning Circles Writing Circles Peer-2-Peer Support Learning Circles, held twice weekly, are one-hour drop-in workshops in which students learn and practice academic skills related to a specific topic. Writing Circles, held twice weekly, are one-hour drop-in workshops during which students can receive individual writing support and work collaboratively on writingrelated tasks and challenges. Peer-2-Peer Support gives students the opportunity to focus on a specific academic challenge working with a peer learning assistant.
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