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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Info for Faculty

The Study Skills & S.I. Centre (SSC) enhances student academic life through the promotion of proper learning strategies and study skills that are required by all undergraduate and graduate students to succeed academically. The SSC delivers its programming through both traditional means, workshops and individual consultations, and innovative means such as department academic mentoring and course integration ("S.I.").

Integrated-solutions have the benefit of allowing students to apply learning strategies and study skills to specific course content. Benefits to students include learning transferable skill sets, decreased dependency on authority figures, better content engagement, and higher grades. Benefits to Laurier include lower attrition rates and higher graduation rates.

Topics covered by the SSC include time management; listening and note taking, reading, and studying skills; group work strategies researching and critical thinking strategies; and exam preparation strategies.

Course Solutions

The SSC currently offers the following solutions for courses:

  • In-class Workshops
  • Out-of-Class Workshops
  • Supplemental Workshops
  • Supplemental Instruction (S.I.)

Training Solutions

The SSC has also developed a comprehensive training module for its academic mentors that includes the following topics:

  • Developing Professional Relationships
  • Lesson Development Strategies
  • Conducting Lessons
  • Breaking the Student Dependency Cycle
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Collaborative Learning Strategies
  • Learning Skills & Strategies Integration Strategies

This training is also available to other student employees on campus including Teaching Assistants, Instructional Assistants, and Lab Instructors at the request of faculty members and departments.

Contact Us

These solutions and other custom solutions are available by contacting the Manager by clicking here.