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Faculty and Student Learning Services (SLS) work together for student success in a number of ways. Below you will find tools for raising student awareness of the services available to them in SLS, ideas for encouraging students to take advantage of these services, and information on collaborating with Learning Strategists.

Add information about SLS to your course outline/syllabus.

 

NEW! Resources for Academic Integrity

  • To help students learn more about academic integrity, invite them to complete the new online training module. For convenience, feel free to copy and paste the following description (which includes the link to the training module) into your D2L shell. 
  • For students reported for academic misconduct and would benefit from academic integrity-related learning, see this curated list of recommended SLS services for support.
 
Updates for Fall 2022
  • The Academic Success Workshops Series will run September 19 to December 2. See the workshops page for more details.
  • Help students maximize their learning! Refer them to our resources page to find tips, tools, and templates on learning, writing, presentations, and more. 

 

Important Dates
  • Know a student who did well in your class? Suggest they volunteer with PLP to take advantage of this fantastic student leadership opportunity. Students can apply at mru.ca/PLP. Applications close December 9.
  • Students can sign up for course-specific support from a fellow student with the Peer Learning Program (PLP) for Winter 2023. Registration opens in December, watch mru.ca/PLP for updates.

  

Learning Strategists

  • Show this slide in class. When instructors recommend our services, it makes a significant difference to student uptake.
  • Encourage students who would benefit from one-on-one support to book appointments with a Learning Strategist. Students can book up to two 30-minute appointments per week - for free.
Academic Success Workshop Series:

  • Consider offering an incentive for participation in a defined number of Academic Success Workshops. We are happy to brainstorm options with you! Incentives instructors have used in the past include
    • a few bonus marks (e.g., 2 workshops for 1.5% each),
    • favourable consideration in case a student finishes the semester on the cusp of a higher letter grade, and
    • the opportunity to resubmit an assignment.
  • Registration is required.
  • Proof of participation: students fill out the Reflection & Participation Google form (designed to take approx. 15 min. to complete) after a workshop. When a student submits their form, they will automatically receive a copy of their answers via email. They can forward this email to you as proof of participation.
  • Discuss how to embed writing or learning strategies into multi-section, core course curriculum.
  • Adapt or co-develop customized student handouts or in-class activities to model effective academic skills. 
  • Learning Strategists can work with your students during a synchronous session or develop asynchronous resources customized for your course.
  • Co-create program- or department-specific referencing materials. (Prior projects include NURS APA referencing and formatting guides, a HUMN Chicago referencing guide, and an online APA tutorial with PSYC.)
  • Discuss how students might interpret your assignment instructions or test questions.
Learn more about collaborating with Learning Strategists through our Intentional Model of Service Delivery

Topics include:

  • Solutions to Students' Referencing Challenges: How You Can Help
  • Analyzing Writing Assignments: What Are We Really Asking Students to Do?
  • Providing Effective Feedback to Guide Student Writing
  • What's New in the MLA 9th ed. Handbook

Workshop registration is through ADC.

 

Peer Learning Program - Course-Specific Support

Students looking for support from a Learning Peer can register for help starting on the first day of class each semester.
  • Encourage students to register early for the best chance of getting help.
  • Help them understand the program better by showing this short video in class.
  • On your Brightspace site, include a link to the online registration at mru.ca/PLP.
  • Show this slide in class.
  • Wondering if we have Learning Peers for your course? Contact us directly at PLP@mtroyal.ca.

Do you know a strong student who would make a great Learning Peer? Suggest that they add their name to our list at mru.ca/PLP.

Our Learning Peers are:
  • Current MRU students in a credit program with a B+ or higher in the course(s) they support.
  • Friendly, respectful and professional leaders with strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Facilitators of active learning who complete at least ten hours of certified training.

Do you know students who would make excellent Learning Peers?
Recruitment takes place in March of each year, but students can add their name to our contact list at any time (mru.ca/PLP). Successful applicants begin facilitating sessions the following semester, after attending training.

During the fall and winter semesters, students can register with the PLP to be matched (whenever possible) with a trained peer for regular, weekly sessions (1 hour/week minimum) in their course of choice. Students usually work in small groups to review and practice course content while learning effective study habits.

Student Learning Services' Peer Learning Program (PLP) provides peer support to help students achieve their academic goals by becoming more effective self-directed learners. It also offers Learning Peers (LPs) a volunteer leadership opportunity that enables them to participate in an on-campus community while building skills necessary for success in their future careers.

Learn more at
mru.ca/PLP.

    Download this summary of the Peer Learning Program.

 

 

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