The Miner Learning Center (MLC) was founded in 2015. The center provides assistance in traditionally difficult core curriculum class sections by providing study sessions in order to improve academic performance. Academic support services include regularly scheduled, out-of-class, Peer Tutoring and peer-led study sessions, known as Peers Assisting Student Success (PASS) sessions. PASS and Peer Tutoring sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended on a voluntary basis, free of charge.
The MLC does not identify high-risk students, but rather identifies historically difficult classes. Support services are introduced on the first day of classes and are open to all students. Students who attend PASS and Peer Tutoring sessions earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-MLC participants. Our data demonstrates higher re-enrollment and graduation rates for students who visit the MLC.
During our PASS and Peer Tutoring sessions, students discover appropriate application of study strategies (e.g. note taking, graphic organization, questioning techniques, vocabulary acquisition, problem solving, and test preparation) as they review content material. Students have the opportunity to become actively involved in the course material as the PASS Leaders and Peer Tutors use the text, lecture notes, and supplementary readings as the vehicle for refining skills for learning.
Overall, the Miner Learning Center's goal is to promote lifelong student success by providing innovative learning techniques and resources.
|Miner Learning Center commonly supported classes:|
|ART 1300||BIOL 1305||ESCI 1301||HIST 1302||PHYS 1403|
|ART 3300||BIOL 3314||GEOL 1211||POLS 2311||PHYS 1404|
|ARTH 1306||BIOL 3320||GEOL 1313||PSYC 1301||PHYS 2320|
|ASTR 1307||MICR 2340||HIST 1301||SOCI 1301||PHYS 2321|