The Student Learning Hub is available to help students in a variety of academic areas. If you have a student who could benefit from our services, we encourage you to refer them to us early to ensure they receive the maximum benefit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I require my entire class to see a Writing Consultant in the Student Learning Hub?
Although you are welcome to encourage your class to utilize all supports in the Student Learning Hub, we do not recommend obligating an entire class to book an appointment as a course requirement or for extra credit.
Such requirements may strain our limited resources and this practice can result in unproductive consultations.
How can I encourage my class to use the Student Learning Hub?
We encourage instructors to include a statement in their syllabi encouraging students to book an appointment with a writing consultants in the Student Learning Hub to get feedback at any stage of the writing process (see below).
At the beginning of each term we circulate a slide show that you can share with your class about the Student Learning Hub. If you have not received our slide show, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, our consultants can provide a visit to your class to provide a five to ten minute overview of the Student Learning Hub at your request. Email email@example.com.
Do you have an example of information about the Student Learning Hub that I can add to my syllabus?
Feel free to copy or customize the following statement:
The Student Learning Hub (LIB 237) is your go-to resource for free math, science, writing, and language learning support. The Hub welcomes undergraduate students from all disciplines and year levels to access a range of supports that include tutoring in math, sciences, languages, and writing, as well as help with study skills and learning strategies. For more information, please visit the Hub’s website (https://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-learning-hub/) or call 250-807-9185.
Feel free to copy or customize the following statement specifically for writing supports:
Support for your writing is available in the Student Learning Hub, located in LIB 237. This service is for all writers who feel that they can benefit from having a reader look over an assignment and provide feedback about how they can strengthen their ideas and focus. Peer writing consultants in the Hub can help writers at any stage of the writing process, from planning and drafting to editing. Undergraduate students from every discipline, working on any type of written course assignment (or presentation), are welcome. For more information, please visit the Hub’s website (https://students.ok.ubc.ca/student-learning-hub/) or call 250-807-9185.
My students are working on a group project. Can the whole group come in for an appointment with a writing consultant?
Yes. Students may book a group consultation if they are working on a group assignment. However, a consultant will not discuss work written by an absent group member.
Can I link to your page or use your materials (online presentations, writing handouts, workshop descriptions) on my Canvas course page?
Feel free to utilize or link to any materials created by our staff, but you may need to request permission for materials from other institutions that are linked to our site.
I’m not a writing teacher, but I’d like to incorporate more writing in my courses. What advice can you offer?
Advice about writing instruction varies based on its purpose and context: general, discipline specific, or writing across the curriculum. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in consulting about incorporating, designing, or revising writing assignments in any field or discipline.
How do I get Supplemental Learning or LearnSmart in my class?
When considering which courses receive SL support, we use the following criteria – if the course has a high (drop-fail-withdrawal) DFW rate, if lots of students are enrolled in the course, and if the course is a core prerequisite to continue in a degree or major. Using data from the previous winter session, we proactively identify which courses may benefit from SL and contact Faculty to discuss including the support for the following school year. If you do not have SL in your class but think it would be helpful, you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com.
Do you help students with their study skills, exam preparation, time management, etc.?
Yes! The learning strategists are available and here to help! Learning strategists offer individualized support in the form of a one-on-one strength based conversation. By helping their peers develop skills in time management, procrastination, motivation, exam preparation, reading textbooks, note taking, and much more, Strategists encourage exploration and facilitate positive changes to students’ studying and learning practices. Students can book a meeting with a Strategist online.