Information by Discipline

English & Writing Skills

The purpose of this site is to inform English/Writing Skills/Language teachers of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Labs. It is also intended to help increase "Language" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support English/Writing Skills faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials (Faculty-designed materials may be kept in the labs for student use/referral.)
  • Provide study skills workshops (Scheduling requires two-weeks of advance notice.)
  • Provide basic training in relevant software tutorials
  • Consult with instructors about students with special concerns
  • Research, recommend and demonstrate instructional software

To enhance Learning Lab support, English/Writing faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments
  • Refer students to the Learning Labs with specific requests (See our writing referral form); award extra credit to at-risk students who utilize lab resources
  • Collaborate with us to improve student access and success
  • Ask students to bring a copy of the directions for any assignment for which they want help, so that tutors will know the faculty’s expectations/requirements
  • Let students know they should be prepared to ask questions and communicate their concerns to tutors
  • Remind students that tutors do not copyedit or proofread students’ papers; instead, tutors work with students so that students can do their own copyediting/proofreading

The Learning Labs help English/Writing Skills students:

  • Understand writing assignments
  • Brainstorm for ideas on assigned topics
  • Learn research resources and techniques
  • Analyze literature
  • Develop and organize papers logically
  • Understand and apply the rules of grammar and punctuation
  • Use documentation and bibliography formats appropriately

The Learning Labs can also assist:

  • Non-native speakers of English who have difficulty with written assignments
  • Underprepared students who need to improve study skills (taking notes, annotating texts, reading critically)
  • Technologically challenged students who need a demonstration of word-processing and/or navigating Internet resources
  • Students who need additional drill and practice (grammar, mechanics, ESL) on computers

The Learning Labs offer these English/Writing Skills resources:

  • Grammar/punctuation handouts and online links
  • Software programs and tutorials
  • Study skills handouts written by ACC faculty

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the writing assignment so the tutor knows teacher expectations
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not copyedit or proofread papers
  • Be prepared to ask the tutor questions and to communicate their concerns

Reading

The purpose of this site is to inform faculty of developmental reading, vocabulary, study skills and reading-intensive courses (history, government, psychology, sociology) of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Labs. It is also intended to help increase "Reading" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Reading/Reading Intensive faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials (Faculty-designed materials may be kept in the labs for student use/referral.)
  • Provide study skills workshops (Scheduling requires two-weeks of advance notice.)
  • Provide basic training in relevant software tutorials
  • Consult with faculty about students with special concerns; provide feedback on students’ progress with software tutorials
  • Research, recommend and demonstrate instructional software
  • Visit your class, to provide a workshop on specific reading skills or study skills

To enhance Learning Lab support, Reading/Reading Intensive faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments
  • Refer students to the Learning Labs with specific requests; award extra credit to at-risk students who utilize lab resources
  • Collaborate with us to improve student access and success
  • Ask students to bring a copy of the directions for any assignment for which they want help, so that tutors will know the faculty’s expectations/requirements
  • Let students know they should be prepared to ask questions and communicate their concerns to tutors
  • Remind students that tutors do not “correct” assignments; instead, tutors work with students so that students can do their own work on assignments

The Learning Labs help Reading/Reading Intensive students to:

  • Understand reading assignments
  • Learn strategies for note taking, test taking, and studying
  • Learn how to create study groups and review sessions
  • Become familiar with software tutorials
  • Review for assessment tests
  • Navigate Internet resources and use word processing

The Learning Labs can also assist:

  • Non-native speakers of English who have difficulty with academic assignments
  • Under-prepared students who need to improve study skills (taking notes, annotating texts, reading critically)
  • Technologically challenged students who need a demonstration of word processing and/or Internet navigating
  • Students who need additional drill and practice (online) for reading, vocabulary, or other related skills.

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Study Skills handouts and online links
  • Computer programs and tutorials
  • Additional books on reading and study strategies

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the reading assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Be prepared to communicate as specifically as possible how they want the tutor to help them

Foreign Language

The purpose of this site is to inform foreign language teachers of the resources available to them and their students in the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Labs It is also intended to help increase "Foreign Language" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Foreign Languages faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials (Faculty-designed materials may be kept in the labs for student use/referral.)
  • Provide language skills workshops (Scheduling requires two-weeks of advance notice.)
  • Provide basic training in relevant software tutorials
  • Consult with faculty about students with special concerns; provide feedback on students’ progress with software tutorials
  • Research, recommend and demonstrate instructional software

To enhance Learning Lab support, Foreign Languages faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments
  • Refer students to the Learning Labs with specific requests; award extra credit to at-risk students who utilize lab resources
  • Collaborate with us to improve student access and success
  • Ask students to bring a copy of the directions for any assignment for which they want help, so that tutors will know the faculty’s expectations/requirements
  • Let students know they should be prepared to ask questions and communicate their concerns to tutors
  • Remind students that tutors do not “correct” assignments; instead, tutors work with students so that students can do their own work on assignments

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Bilingual dictionaries
  • Selected conjugation texts (e.g., 501 French Verbs)
  • Various related texts, as well as language software programs

The Learning Labs help students in Foreign Languages:

  • Understand/review grammar structures
  • Pronounce, understand sound/spelling correspondences and practice native-style articulations and rhythms
  • Learn study skills for language-learning
  • Recommend software tutorials for additional drill and practice

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the reading assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Be prepared to communicate as specifically as possible how they want the tutor to help them

College Success Skills

The purpose of this information is to outline the resources available in the Learning Labs for students who may need help with study skills. Note: The Reading IAs are trained to assist students in acquiring the necessary study skills to be successful in their academic pursuits. They are available in the Learning Labs for drop-in visits or by appointment. They also can present a lecture to your class on specific areas of reading or study skills.

To support students’ college success skills, the Learning Labs Reading IAs:

  • Familiarize students with effective reading strategies, including textbook reading and critical reading skills
  • Help students adopt successful study techniques, such as avoiding procrastination, using memory strategies to retain information, organizing text material and notes for studying
  • Guide students in goal setting and time management
  • Provide students with strategies for effective note-taking, summarizing information, following directions
  • Help students learn effective test-taking skills, including study strategies for exams and tips for overcoming test anxiety
  • Foster students’ critical thinking skills and problem solving

To support students’ college success skills, the Learning Labs Writing tutors:

  • Provide students with guidelines for successful academic research, including using appropriate documentation and bibliography formats
  • Familiarize students with the process for writing papers and research reports, and help them understand and apply grammar and punctuation rules

To support faculty, the Learning Labs are also equipped to:

  • Provide review sessions for midterms and finals tailored to class requirements
  • Give class presentations on college success skills at faculty’s request
  • Help students create effective study groups

To enhance Learning Lab support, faculty are encouraged to:

  • Meet with your campus’s Learning Lab manager and the tutoring staff to discuss ways we can serve your students
  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of your assignments
  • Visit the labs to see the setups and to learn what resources are available for your students
  • Encourage your students to visit the labs
  • Bring your class as a group, at the beginning of the semester, to the lab for a brief orientation (staff will present information on signing-in, lab hours, lab resources, etc.)
  • Refer students to the lab who may need assistance with study skills; communicate the specific areas of concern; let us know if you need feedback
  • Share resources with the lab staff, such as information on course requirements, relevant handouts, instructional materials, sample exams for review
  • Refer your students to the lab for review sessions
  • Inform your students of workshops offered by the lab

The Learning Labs also help students by:

  • Providing individualized study skill recommendations at student or faculty request
  • Facilitating guided study groups in various disciplines
  • Providing students with workshops targeting various study skills topics
  • Recommending appropriate software, texts, and instructional materials for skills development
  • Assisting non-native speakers of English with reading and writing tasks and pronunciation
  • Demonstrating word-processing and Internet resources

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Specific computer programs and tutorials for reinforcing effective study skills, including on-line study skills review
  • Books on reading and study strategies
  • Study skills tip sheets, grammar and punctuation worksheets, math instructional handouts
  • Group study rooms are available for student reservation (at some campuses)

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Know that tutoring labs are available at every campus; students can go to any lab regardless of where they attend class.
  • Be aware that the labs distribute a handout with information on each lab’s location, phone number, and hours of operation.
  • View the Learning Lab web pages for postings of each lab’s hours of operation and areas of tutoring; labs also offer information on our services and general procedures for obtaining assistance.
  • Know that no referral is required for students to ask for help with study skills.
  • Invest extra time to acquire the skills they need to be successful in their college work.

TSI Test preview and assessment review

To help students prepare for Assessment testing, the Learning Labs:

  • Provide individualized tutoring on a drop-in basis for the TSI assessment test
  • Refer students to other software packages, such as Skills Tutor, which targets TSI assessment test topics.
  • Inform students of the websites which provide practice tests for the TSI and the ACC Assessments:
    http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer

Students who visit the Learning Labs for Assessment Preparation need to:

  • Know that tutoring labs are available at every campus and are open when ACC classes are in session; except during holidays and inter-sessions; students can go to any learning lab to prepare for assessment testing.
  • Invest extra time to acquire the skills they need to be successful with the TSI test, or other ACC assessment tests.
  • Understand that tutors are not teachers; tutors work with students, as a complement to students’ own efforts
  • Come prepared with specific questions so that tutors are able to help you target particular skills you may need to review and determine where to focus your study efforts.
  • Become familiar with assessment resources available online and through other ACC services

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Handouts with tips for taking the different sections of the TSI test
  • Handouts with links to online assessment preparation resources for TSI and other assessment/placement tests

Mathematics

The purpose of this site is to inform Math faculty of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Lab. It is also intended to help increase "Math" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Math faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • Suggest implementing software into the curriculum
  • Suggest computerized self-paced reviews for developmental students
  • Provide additional drills and practice according to your specifications and requests
  • Provide feedback on students’ progress in the lab

To enhance Learning Lab support, Math faculty are encouraged to:

  • Meet with your campus’s Learning Lab Manager and the tutoring staff to discuss ways we can serve your students; collaborate with us to improve student access and success
  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments
  • Visit the labs to see the setups and to learn what resources are available for your students
  • Encourage your students to visit the labs; ask students to bring a copy of the directions for any assignment for which they want help, so that tutors will know the faculty’s expectations/requirements
  • Bring your class as a group at the beginning of the semester to the lab for a brief orientation (staff will present information on signing-in, lab hours, lab resources, etc.)
  • Refer students to the lab who may need assistance with math skills; communicate the specific areas of concern; let us know if you need feedback
  • Share resources with the lab staff, such as information on course requirements, relevant handouts, instructional materials, sample exams for review

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Guided study groups and workshops
  • Review sessions for mid-term and final exams
  • Reminders for students to check the math website for more information

The Learning Labs help Math students to:

  • Understand homework assignments
  • Understand what they missed on tests and homework
  • Develop organizational skills and strategies for working mathematics problems
  • Use graphing calculators and other mathematical computer applications
  • Recommend software for drill, practice, and review
  • Provide one-on-one and group tutoring
  • Offer guided study groups and workshops
  • Review sessions for mid-term and final exams
  • Check the math website for more information

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the math assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Be prepared to communicate as specifically as possible how they want the tutor to help them

Physics & Astronomy

The purpose of this site is to inform Physics/Astronomy teachers of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Lab. It is also intended to help increase "Physics/Astronomy" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Physics/Astronomy faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • Suggest computerized self-paced reviews for developmental students
  • Provide additional drills and practice according to your specifications and requests
  • Provide feedback on students’ progress in the lab

To enhance Learning Lab support, Physics/Astronomy faculty are encouraged to:

  • Meet with your campus’s Learning Lab manager and the tutoring staff to discuss ways we can serve your students
  • Visit the labs to see the setup and to learn what resources are available for your students
  • Encourage your students to visit the labs
  • Refer students who may need assistance; communicate your specific areas of concern; let us know if you need feedback
  • Share resources with the lab staff, such as information on course requirements, relevant handouts, instructional materials, sample exams for review

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Internet connections to Physics/Astronomy Web sites
  • Computer access for various Physics/Astronomy software tutorials

The Learning Labs help students by:

  • Providing Internet connections to Physics and Astronomy Web sites
  • Providing computer access for various Physics and Astronomy software tutorials. The Learning Labs offer related courseware which students can use in a self-paced or more formal fashion, depending on faculty requests.

The Learning Labs help Physics/Astronomy students to:

  • Solve numerical and conceptual problems
  • Review for tests
  • Document lab write-ups correctly
  • Review remedial and advanced math training
  • Provide Internet connections to Physics/Astronomy Web sites

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Be prepared to communicate as specifically as possible how they want the tutor to help them

Chemistry

The purpose of this site is to inform Chemistry faculty of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Labs. It is also intended to help increase "Chemistry" student use of the Learning Labs and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Chemistry faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials (Teacher-designed materials may be kept in the lab for student use and referral)
  • Provide review sessions for exams
  • Organize study groups for classes

To enhance Learning Lab support, Chemistry faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments and tests
  • Recommend that students come to the labs for help in chemistry
  • Meet regularly with tutors to discuss lecture topics and homework
  • Hold office hours in the labs

The Learning Labs also help students by:

  • Providing Internet connections to Chemistry Web sites
  • Providing computer access for various Chemistry software tutorials. PLATO software, available at each Learning Lab, offers Chemistry courseware which students can use in a self-paced or more formal fashion, depending on the faculty’s wishes. Currently, all Riverside students in CHEM 1614, 1634, and 1644 are automatically enrolled in PLATO.

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Two different Compact Disk tutorial software packages for student use. One of these is complementary to the general chemistry text, Chemistry–the Central Science by Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, seventh edition. The other CD is a general disk to help students with general chemistry topics.
  • College purchased passwords for the Learning Lab* that allow students access to the Prentice Hall internet site. Within this site are helpful links to other chemistry sites as well as more practice problems and tests. The site also offers a chemistry chat room, a program to view the "3D-structure" of selected molecules, and more.

*This resource is not available at all labs. Please call for specific requests and inquiries.

The Learning Labs help Chemistry students to:

  • Work with students on homework assignments—this includes consistently using dimensional analysis in problem solving
  • Assist students with understanding lecture topics
  • Help students to understand laboratory experiments
  • Help with laboratory pre-lab exercises

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Be prepared to communicate as specifically as possible how they want the tutor to help them

Accounting

The purpose of this site is to inform Accounting faculty of the resources available to them and their students at the Learning Labs. The following information is intended to increase faculty awareness of what we have to offer and of how students might best benefit from visiting the Labs. It is also intended to help increase "Accounting" visitations and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs.

To support Accounting faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials (Teacher-designed materials may be kept in the lab for student use and referral)
  • Consult with teachers about students’ special concerns
  • Emphasize certain concepts or problems as per teacher request
  • Schedule and coordinate study groups

To enhance Learning Lab support, Accounting faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments and tests
  • Provide students with a copy of the Accounting tutors’ lab hours at the beginning of each semester
  • Encourage those students who need help to visit the Accounting tutors
  • Communicate to tutors any unique technique or concept being taught in classroom

The Learning Labs help Accounting students to:

  • Understand accounting concepts in the textbook
  • Understand and help solve homework problems
  • Understand and implement assignments utilizing accounting software
  • Brainstorm ideas for annual report projects
  • Help students focus on appropriate information for annual report projects
  • Brainstorm ideas for budget projects

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Check the accounting website or other handouts to confirm scheduled tutors' lab hours. Note that some accounting tutors’ hours are spent in the computer lab.
  • Read assignments and attempt problems prior to seeking assistance in the labs.
  • Bring a copy of the assignment and/or the class syllabus so the tutor knows teacher expectations.
  • Know that assigned class work is the student’s responsibility; tutors will not complete students’ assignments for them.
  • Indicate which problem or concept they need help in understanding.
  • Be prepared to ask specific questions concerning homework problems or accounting concepts.
  • Understand that Accounting tutors will spend appropriate time with students on a first-come first-served basis.

Computer Sciences

The purpose of this site is to outline how the Learning Labs can help students in learning a computer language such as Pascal, Visual Basic, or C++ and in gaining a better understanding of computers.

To support Computer Languages faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials such as textbooks and solutions manuals
  • Consult with teachers about students’ special concerns
  • Emphasize certain concepts or problems as per teacher request
  • Schedule study groups

To enhance Learning Lab support, Computer Languages faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments and tests
  • Recommend students to work as peer tutors for various computer applications or languages

The Learning Labs help Computer Languages students to:

  • Understand programming instructions or syntax
  • Follow hints on debugging (error-finding and correction) strategies
  • Share insights on program design and on how to avoid some common problems encountered by beginning programmers

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Remember that the design and actual coding of assigned programs is the student’s responsibility
  • Understand that learning a computer language is a hands-on experience, and the only way to become a proficient programmer is to actually write programs.
  • Know that writing even a simple program can sometimes take several hours; when other students are waiting, tutoring is limited to 30 minutes per session and students who have not had a session are given precedence over those who have already been helped that day

Engineering Design Graphics

  • Available at Northridge Learning Labs Only

To support Engineering Design Graphics faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House specific materials such as textbooks
  • Consult with teachers about students’ special concerns
  • Emphasize certain concepts or problems as per teacher request

To enhance Learning Lab support, Engineering Design Graphics faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and a schedule of assignments and tests
  • Meet with your campus’s Learning Lab Manager and the tutoring staff to discuss ways we can serve your students
  • Encourage your students to visit the labs
  • Refer students who may need assistance; communicate your specific areas of concern; let us know if you need feedback
  • Share resources with the lab staff, such as information on course requirements, relevant handouts, instructional materials, sample exams for review

The Learning Labs help Engineering Design Graphics students to:

  • Understand how to use Auto CAD, Cadence, ArcView, and other CAD software.
  • Learn how to start a drawing
  • Learn the basics of AutoCAD
  • Understand architectural, electronic, and mechanical drawing
  • Analyze different stages used to attain final drawing
  • Utilize documentation/instructions through the use of handouts and books

The Learning Labs also help Engineering Design Graphics students:

  • By clarifying instruction when necessary
  • By providing necessary assistance when student is having difficulty

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring the assignment in, so the tutor will know what to expect
  • Be prepared to ask questions
  • Understand that tutors will not draw or otherwise do the student's work
  • Be aware of lab times

Health Sciences

The purpose of this site is to inform faculty of Nursing, Pharmacology, and other Health Sciences courses of the resources available to them and their students in the ACC Learning Labs. Please use the following information to help us increase student visitations to the labs and to improve communication between the faculty and the Labs. If other resources are needed, we would like to hear from you.

To support Health Sciences faculty, the Learning Labs are equipped to:

  • House course-specific materials including packets of practice tests
  • Research available sources of practice tests
  • Consult with teachers about students’ special concerns
  • Emphasize certain concepts or problems as per teacher request

To enhance Learning Lab support, Health Sciences faculty are encouraged to:

  • Provide us with a syllabus and schedule for each course at the beginning of semesters
  • Provide us with relevant handouts, instructional materials
  • Refer students who may need one-to-one or special help
  • Look over software tutorials and refer students as needed

The Learning Labs also offer these resources:

  • Pharmacology handouts developed by ACC Pharmacology faculty (includes practice exams, practice problems, equivalency charts)
  • Computer programs and tutorials
  • Additional books on math for health sciences and on reading and study strategies
  • Study Skills Handouts (e.g., "Writing Research Papers," "Citing and Documenting Sources in a Research Paper," "How to Take Tests")

The Learning Labs help Health Sciences students to:

  • Develop efficient test-taking skills and study strategies for exams
  • Learn memory strategies to retain information
  • Improve skills in note-taking, reading texts, studying texts
  • Learn how to organize text material and notes for studying
  • Use packets of practice tests to understand the critical reasoning required to answer test questions
  • Learn how to study in study groups
  • Understand and apply techniques for writing well-organized papers and research reports
  • Learn research techniques and resources; use appropriate documentation and bibliography formats
  • Understand and apply grammar and punctuation rules

The Learning Labs help Health Sciences students develop requisite math skills by:

  • Providing pharmacology math tutoring on a drop-in basis and by appointment (*At the EVC, RVC, SAC, and CYP campuses)
  • Helping students understand assignments
  • Tutoring students in basic fraction and decimal operations
  • Helping to create strategies for solving word problems; guide students in use of dimensional analysis
  • Providing pharmacology dosage calculation workshops during the semester (**At the EVC campus)
  • Providing dosage calculation review sessions week prior to each semester

The Learning Labs also help students by:

  • Assisting non-native speakers of English with reading and writing
  • Demonstrating word-processing and Internet resources
  • Providing workshops to classes, at request of faculty, on college success skills (e.g., reading texts, taking notes, taking tests, writing research reports)

Students who visit the Learning Labs need to:

  • Bring a copy of the assignment for which they need help
  • Bring textbooks and course materials to all tutoring sessions
  • Be prepared to ask questions

Additional Services

The ACC Learning Labs are united through a shared domain that gives students consistent access to the same software tutorial programs at all campuses. Through our tutoring and our technology, we strive to help students become independent, active learners and achieve academic success.

In addition to individualized and group tutoring and the specific software tutorials mentioned in links elsewhere in this guidebook, the ACC Learning Labs provide the following services:

Course Credit Exchange/Course Credit Alternative

  • After meeting with their CCE/CCA coordinator, students who require special help to meet TSI (Texas Success Initiative) requirements may access lab software resources, to pursue individualized computer-based instruction. Faculty whose students are mandated to pursue CCE/CCA plans should communicate fully and frequently with the appropriate Learning Lab Manager.

In-Class Assistance

  • At all campuses, tutors may be attached to developmental classes to provide additional support to students for example, basic computer skills or study skill overviews may be presented in class, at the request of the faculty.

At the Northridge campus, tutors may be attached to math labs to assist faculty with developmental and college math students, and tutors may be placed in computer-assisted design and electronic design labs.

Computer Services and Usage

At all campuses, technology/software help is available through:
  • Learning Lab software orientation and introductory training for faculty and staff
  • Orientations to Learning Lab software and to use of computers for individual students and in computer-based classes
  • Technical assistance and computer support to computer-based classes
  • Scheduling and coordinating of classes in computer areas
  • Setting up classes in tutorials, enrolling individual students in tutorials, printing progress reports
  • Software orientation and training for faculty and staff
  • Assistance to faculty in completing self-evaluations on-line
  • Assistance in researching, testing, and evaluating software programs at faculty request
  • Technical support for faculty office computers
  • Computer support for students using adaptive equipment and software