Learning Commons

The Katherine J. Gribbin Learning Commons is a study space designed for individual and group work with access to technology and tutors.

Summer Hours

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What does the Learning Commons have for students?

  • Peer tutors in a variety of subject areas are available. Drop-in or reserve time online with a peer tutor to meet in-person or online. Schedule Time with a Tutor.
  • Small group study rooms: Each room features four seats and plug-in access to a large flat screen monitor. Rooms can be reserved for up to two hours. Reserve a Room.
  • Student conference room: The student conference room can be reserved for official or unofficial student groups of six or more. Reservations are managed by the Information Desk consistent with the Learning Commons Student Conference Room policy.
  • Laptop bar and checkout: Our laptop bar has easily accessible electric and Ethernet outlets. Check out a laptop from the Information Desk to use anywhere in the Learning Commons.
  • Study space: The Learning Commons has many computer workstations and soft seating work spaces.

For more information please contact us at 574.807.7788 or LearningCommons@BethelUniversity.edu.

Learning Commons Hours

School year facility hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. (tutoring 2 - 10 p.m.)

Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (tutoring 2 - 5 p.m.)

Sunday: 3 - 11 p.m.

Hours may vary on holidays.

Tutoring Details

The Learning Center offers individualized assistance through peer tutoring in specific subjects through the Learning Commons. Peer tutors must have received either an A or an A- in a particular course before they are allowed to tutor in that subject. They are trained to provide individualized instruction and help others understand the material.

Schedule with a Tutor

Learning Commons’ Tutoring Expectations

We are delighted that you have decided to utilize the tutoring services offered through the Learning Commons. In order to best serve you, we want to be clear about the services we offer and what you can expect from your next session. Download tutoring expectations.

Become a Tutor

Are you interested in being a tutor in the Bethel Center for Academic success?

  1. Read the job description (PDF)
  2. Fill out the peer tutor application online or print and submit it to the Center for Academic Success in person.

Conference Room Guidelines and Scheduling Procedures

The student conference room can be reserved for official or unofficial student groups of six or more. Reservations are managed by the Information desk consistent with the Learning Commons Student Conference Room policy.

All Learning Commons Conference Room reservations must be made through the Information Desk or Learning Commons manager. Priority access will be granted to:
  • Student groups or student organizations
  • Supplemental academic instruction
  • Faculty-led student study groups
  • Student Success and Information Technology departments
Learning Commons student conference room policy
  • All meeting requests must include a subject that clearly defines the purpose of the meeting. The scheduler's name and contact information must also be included in the request.
  • Bring a laptop (or tablet with Apple TV compatibility) if needing to use the projector to show information.
  • Use only whiteboard approved markers.
  • The room maximum capacity is 12.
  • Room requests must be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to meeting date and time.
  • Repeated meetings are available at organizer’s request.
  • It is the responsibility of the meeting organizer to make sure the Learning Commons manager has sent an acceptance or decline response prior to meeting date and time.
  • When scheduling a meeting, please schedule enough time to avoid meeting overrun. If your meeting extends beyond the allotted time and another meeting is scheduled to begin, then the organizer must adjourn the meeting or find another room to complete the meeting extension.
  • The meeting organizer will be responsible for ensuring the conference room is cleaned of any trash, food or drinks used during the meeting. White boards should be erased and cleaned to be ready for the next user. Any remaining handouts, agendas, etc. will need to be removed from the room.
  • It will be the responsibility of the meeting organizer to report any item found to be broken or nonfunctioning. Any repairs or clean-ups necessary should also be reported to the Information Desk or Learning Commons manager.

For scheduling, information, or additional inquiries, please contact us at: 574.807.7788.

 

Questions?

For scheduling, information, or additional inquiries, please contact us at: 574.807.7788.