Centre Learning Commons
The Centre Learning Commons, located on the main floor of the Grace Doherty Library in Crounse Hall, is open during the library’s hours of operation. The space includes office suites, innovative and tech-savvy spaces for individual and group study, seminar rooms, and an information kiosk. CLC programming and resources include, but are not limited to, comprehensive and inclusive academic peer tutoring and mentoring, assistance with time management and organization strategies, academic support services (e.g. the Writing Center, the Proctoring Center, ESL services, academic accommodations, etc.), study skills and college preparedness workshops, summer programming focused on high-school-to-college transitions and skill building (e.g. math, writing skills, etc.), and extensive web-based and other digital resources.
The Writing Center
Trained peer consultants meet individually with students to discuss any writing project. They offer consultations at every stage of the writing process—from finding a topic to revising a draft. The goal of each consultation is to foster in students a greater consciousness of their thinking and writing, not to produce a flawless text.
Students benefit most from sessions that occur at the planning, drafting, and revising stages, when there is still enough time for the writer to rethink ideas, arguments, and evidence in creative and constructive ways. Consultants will ask writers lots of questions and encourage students to recognize their own weaknesses and identify strategies for making changes and enhancing strengths. Ideally, this conversational exploration will prompt writers to refine both the argument and the prose for clarity and power.
Located on the lower level of Crounse Hall below the library, the Writing Center helps students with just about any written assignment. No appointment necessary! Most consultations last between 20-40 minutes and the last consultation is usually taken about 20 or 30 minutes before closing.
|Monday - Thursday
||2:00 - 4:00pm; 7:00 - 11:00pm
||7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Writing Center is closed during finals and Sundays of Fall Break and after Thanksgiving.
We work closely with students on a case-by-case basis in coordination with Academic Affairs to assist them in finding the proper technology to make their learning experience less challenging.
Student classroom accommodations and accessibility services are arranged through the Centre Learning Commons.
The Proctoring Center services are for students with special testing accommodations for students needing to take a make-up test. The Proctoring Center is located on the 1st floor (lower level) of Crounse Hall. Proctoring services are available to all Centre students and coordinated through the Centre Learning Commons, but use of the Proctoring Center is available by reservation only, as requested by an instructor.
|Monday - Friday
||8:00am - 4:00pm
Reserve Proctoring Services
Contact test proctors: Bonnie Trachsel and Amanda Wood at 859-238-6541.
Tutoring services are available in a variety of subjects to assist students with specific academic challenges. Contact the CLC for more information.