Listed in this section are a few of the primary facilities and resources available to members of the faculty for use in supporting their professional activities as teachers and scholars. In order to gain full familiarity with them, new members of the faculty are encouraged to visit them and discuss their individual needs.
- 6.1.1 Library and Information Services (LBIS)
- 6.1.2 The Kenyon College Bookstore
- 6.1.3 Printing and Mail Services
- 6.1.4 The Health and Counseling Center
- 6.1.5 The Career Development Center
- 6.1.6 The Office of Public Affairs
- 6.1.7 Office Supplies and Purchasing
- 6.1.8 Transportation
6.1.1 Library and Information Services (LBIS)
(edited August 2010)
Kenyon College's division of Library and Information Services (LBIS) supports the academic mission of the College by providing access to library and computing resources, facilities, and information essential to teaching, learning, research, and general scholarship. LBIS is housed primarily in Olin and Chalmers Libraries, and is responsible both for developing the physical and on-line collections and resources, and for providing access to them. In addition, LBIS maintains the infrastructure, facilities, and resources of the campus network, computing labs, and computing services.
The Olin and Chalmers Libraries contain a collection of approximately 350,000 volumes and 338,000 government documents. This collection is greatly expanded by our participation in CONSORT, a joint library catalog including the holdings of Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and The College of Wooster, and by our participation in OhioLINK, a statewide consortium of more than seventy-five colleges and universities. Together, these consortial arrangements increase our effective holdings to 10,000,000 titles. In addition to printed volumes, Kenyon also has on-line access to an increasing collection of electronic books, periodicals, and databases. The library subscribes to more than 4,500 periodicals, including more than 3,200 journals in electronic format. More than 125 major citation databases are available; wherever possible, these databases link directly to the electronic full-text of articles. The library also owns nearly 150,000 slides and more than 8,000 films and videos. The slide collection is supplemented with more than 50,000 digital images from the OhioLink Digital Media Center.
The libraries also house computing resources for general Kenyon use, including web-access stations for email and library research, full-service computers supporting a wide range of software applications, and the student-staffed computing Helpline, which responds to phone, email, or in-person questions. Support for campus classroom technology, including computer projection, audiovisual services and remote collaboration facilities, is provided by LBIS as well.
A librarian liaison is assigned to each academic department and is the primary contact for any faculty member. Faculty members are encouraged to meet with their liaison(s) to discuss library and computing resources available for courses or research interests. (A listing of current liaison assignments can be found at the LBIS website,http://lbis.kenyon.edu/.)
Library collection development and assessment is an interactive process at Kenyon. Divisions, departments, and individual faculty members are encouraged to request material for the library collection through their library liaison, and faculty members are regularly consulted about collection development and assessment by the library staff.
Liaisons play a particularly important role in helping faculty to introduce library and computing resources in their classes. Liaisons can develop customized training for students as part of any course at Kenyon. In keeping with current national initiatives, LBIS emphasizes "information literacy," a comprehensive set of skills that allow students to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
Liaisons typically provide many course-related library instruction sessions each semester, on both basic and advanced research sources and strategies. Such sessions are planned in collaboration with faculty members, so that the instruction is directly relevant to the particular course topics and assignments. In support of these instruction sessions, liaisons have created a number of course-related research guides. Liaisons can also assist faculty members with their research projects and provide individual instruction to faculty on new library databases and resources.
Three instructional technologists in LBIS collaborate with faculty on integrating computing technology into their instruction (e.g., creating web sites and using appropriate application software). Faculty interested in course-related instruction on library and/or computing resources can contact the department liaison or contact the instructional technologists directly.
Specific policies regarding the availability of Kenyon's library and computing resources are available on the LBIS web site athttp://lbis.kenyon.edu/. All Kenyon employees of Kenyon as well as their families have borrowing privileges for library materials. Borrowing restrictions will vary according to the status of the borrower: whether the request for material or service is made by faculty, students, or community members will determine the length of time material can circulate, the availability of various services, and whether material may be used outside of the library facilities. Every borrower will need to register at the Circulation Desk initially, and will need to provide a Kenyon ID, which serves as a library card. Family members who are not eligible for a Kenyon ID will be issued a library card by the Circulation Desk.
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6.1.2 The Kenyon College Bookstore
The Bookstore is owned and operated by the College. Any profits generated by its operation are channeled into scholarship funds. Members of the faculty and staff may open monthly charge accounts for personal and/or for research purposes. The Bookstore offers a wide variety of services and materials not ordinarily associated with books. Recommendations for extensions and improvements in its service to the community are welcome at any time.
The Bookstore textbook department is located in the back room, on the main floor of the store. The Textbook Manager is responsible for processing the faculty orders for books to be used in courses. In order to avert problems of availability, faculty members are urged to complete, in a timely way, the textbook order forms sent them by the manager.
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6.1.3 Printing and Mail Services
(revised April 2013)
Printing and Mail Servicesare located behind the Book Store.
The Printing Service hours are M-F, 8:00 - 12:00.
Orders of 50 copies or less per original are typically filled in four hours. Other orders are usually filled in three days or less. Large orders may require a week to ten days. Letterhead and envelopes are done weekly.
When ordering, submit a completed order form (available at Printing Services), a good quality original, and a sample (when possible). Be sure to indicate the day and time of your deadline and include a ten-digit account number. Orders are generally submitted, and completed projects returned, through campus mail. Supplies such as plain paper for copiers and printer, toner kits and ribbons for printers, and mailing labels are also available. Call extension 5685 for more information or see the Campus Services section of the Kenyon College web site for current pricing. You may use the on-line order form for supplies or stock items.
Printing Services will sometimes process personal orders for employees only as it may relate to a non-profit organization or group.
Mail Center is open from 1:00 to 2:30 and from 3:00 to 4:00.
The Mail Service is never permitted to process personal mail. Campus Mail is to be restricted to any college related paper item or document that will fit in an inter-campus envelope. Items that are wood, metal, or plastic do not qualify as mail, (with the exception of used toner kits to be recycled), nor do large boxes of paper or files, unless it relates to a bulk mailing order.
The Mail Service will not be responsible for returning books to the Library.
Should your office/department be closed for any reason, all mail will be held in the Mail Center until notified. The Mail Service will not be responsible for unlocking and securing building doors when closed.
For successful deliveries, please use FULL NAMES and LOCATIONS on campus envelopes.
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6.1.4 The Health and Counseling Center
The student Health and Counseling Center, located in a building near the Caples residence hall, is dedicated solely to the health care of Kenyon College students. Members of the faculty and staff, their families, or visitors cannot be treated. The major function of the health center consists of clinical outpatient services. Its staff, headed by a medical doctor, acts as personal physician to the student body.
College counselors, an important part of the total health-service program devoted to students, serve the psychological needs of the student body. They welcome referrals from the faculty of students with problems of an academic, emotional, personal, or social nature. Faculty concerned about particular students are urged to consult the counselors.
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6.1.5 The Career Development Center
The Career Development Office, located at Gund Commons, offers a variety of programs designed to help students plan their futures after graduation. It acts as a clearing-house for information concerned with career decisions. Among its programs are workshops on resume writing, meetings with visiting employment recruiters, vocational testing, and the alumni extern program. Members of the faculty are encouraged to refer students to it and to consult with its staff.
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6.1.6 The Office of Public Affairs
The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for all publicity about the College. It maintains contact with print and broadcast media, regularly issuing news releases concerning campus events, the activities and achievements of students, and the accomplishments of the faculty. The office will assist all members of the College in any aspect of their relations with the press.
This office also maintains a biographical data file on each member of the faculty. It requests basic information from all members of the faculty at the time of their appointment and tries to keep this information up to date. It is particularly interested in news of election to office in professional organizations, recent publications, creative works and exhibits, grants and fellowships, research projects, honors and awards, public appearances, and the like.
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6.1.7 Office Supplies and Purchasing
(revised August 2009)
Most of the materials necessary for the conduct of teaching, such as class-record books, examination books, and ordinary office supplies, may be obtained through departmental administrative assistants. Faculty and department/program chairs should work with their administrative assistants to procure equipment, furniture.
The Purchasing Department and the Dean for Academic Support are responsible for procuring equipment, furniture, and services not available through the Maintenance Department of the College. Members needing any special equipment for their courses or the conduct of research should consult first with their departmental chair.
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(revised August 2009)
The College maintains a fleet of vehicles of several types to be used on College business. Vehicles may be reserved by contacting the Safety Office (PBX 5109). In order to ensure that the appropriate vehicle is available, early reservation is recommended. In order to drive a College vehicle, members must be certified and complete a defensive driving course. A road test must also be successfully passed in order to drive a fifteen-passenger van. Vehicles can be checked out at the Safety Office. Members may either drive themselves or request a College driver.
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What are academic support activities? ›
In practice, academic support encompasses a broad array of educational strategies, including tutoring sessions, supplemental courses, summer learning experiences, after-school programs, teacher advisors, and volunteer mentors, as well as alternative ways of grouping, counseling, and instructing students.What resources may be required to support the achievement of learning objectives? ›
- Relevant reading materials.
A supported curriculum involves the additional tools, resources and learning experiences found in and outside a classroom. These include textbooks, field trips, software and technology, in addition to other innovative new techniques to engage students.What resources might you use to help you with content for the classes? ›
- text books.
- radio programs.
- digital learning resources including video, audio, text, animations and images.
Academic programs means all instructional, research, and instruction and research related public service activities of the institution, including internships, teaching and research assistantships, and cooperative education, at all levels of study.What are the samples of supporting student activities? ›
- Choice of questions in exams.
- Group discussions.
- Reflective writing.
- Poster design and presentation.
- Field trips.
- Problem-based learning.
- Peer mentoring.
- Role play.
Effective resources are clearly written and designed in a way that makes them easy to understand and use. They incorporate deliberate learning supports that help learners understand key concepts. At the same time, they take account of the need to organise material as clearly as possible to avoid overloading the user.What are the resources of education? ›
Educational resources are used in a learning environment to help and assist with people's development and learning. They're designed to reinforce learning and in some cases allow people to put their knowledge to the test.What are the types of educational resources? ›
Instructional objects: articles, workshops, seminars, case studies, etc. Collaboration objects: forums, chat, Elluminate/Collaborate, online meetings, etc. Practice objects: simulations, software, online labs, research projects, etc. Assessment/evaluation objects: partial evaluation, final certification, etc.What are the examples of resources that support the delivery of the official curriculum? ›
The Supported Curriculum is the curriculum supported by available resources. Such resources include both human (teachers) as well as physical (such as textbooks, workbooks, audio visual aids, teacher guides, grounds, buildings, library books and laboratory equipment).
What resources or tools are available that may be useful to support learning? ›
- Class Content and Lecture Delivery Tools.
- Communication Tools.
- Collaborative Tools.
- Homework/Assignment Activity Tools.
- Exam / Assessment Tools.
- Feedback / Polling Tools.
Any resource – including print and non-print materials and online/open-access resources – which supports and enhances, directly or indirectly, learning and teaching. Typically the use of a learning resource in the classroom is subject to a process of evaluation and approval at the school, local or national level.What are 5 resources in school? ›
- Table Water.
- Furniture- tables and chairs.
- Professors. Professors teach classes, but they also set aside office hours to get to know students and to provide help. ...
- Academic Advisor. ...
- Tutoring or Writing Center. ...
- College Library. ...
- Campus Health Center. ...
- Career Center.
Academic programs make teaching resources easier to afford and provides faculty with the tools they need to provide students with the best learning experience possible. Ready-made resources and content that can easily be added to curriculum helps faculty ensure student success.What is the academic program? ›
An academic program is a combination of courses and related activities organized for the achievement of specific learning outcomes as defined by the University.
The most obvious academic support might be tutoring. Effective tutoring programs provide motivation, personal individual attention, direct instruction, and error correction to increase students' academic skills. Mentoring programs are a common source of tutoring that may also provide motivational support to students.What are examples of learning support? ›
This is facilitated through a range of learner support mechanisms - peer support sessions, tutorials/ contact sessions, teaching on assignments, support in the workplace (mentoring), email and Internet communications, for example.
Student activities support the goal of teaching students to be responsible and give them opportunities that develop character, critical thinking, problem-solving, team building, and leadership skills. Research has shown a strong relationship between participation in student activities and academic achievement.
What are student academic activities? ›
Academic Activities : Academic student activities refer to various clubs and programs specifically focused on helping a student in the academic sense. These can be major-based, area of study-based clubs, or programs and events designed to educate students in any scholarly subject matter.What resources might be available to help teachers develop? ›
- Professional development websites for teachers.
- Professional development about educational technology.
- Professional development via Social Media.
- Professional development books for teachers.
- Professional development videos for teachers.
A variety of resources exist—state and national standards, textbooks, district-level curriculum guides, statements from professional organizations, and even other teachers within your building.What are the 7 types of resources? ›
Every technological system makes use of seven types of resources: people, information, materials, tools and machines, energy, capital and time. Since there is limited amount of certain resources on the earth, we must use these resources wisely.What are the 5 types of resources? ›
- 3.1 Biotic & Abiotic.
- 3.2 Renewable & Non-renewable.
- 3.3 Potential, Developed, and Stock Resources.
A resource is a physical material that humans need and value such as land, air, and water. Resources are characterized as renewable or nonrenewable; a renewable resource can replenish itself at the rate it is used, while a nonrenewable resource has a limited supply.What are the 4 types of resources and examples? ›
- Natural Resources.
- Human Resources.
- Environmental Resources.
- Mineral Resources.
- Water Resources.
First, students will learn about three types of resources (human, natural, and capital) that are a part of communities and cultures.What are different types of resources of school management? ›
Human resources, material resources, non-material resources and community materials available in an academic environment to facilitate school administration and simplify the teaching learning process can be seen as educational resources.What are the material resources needed in schools to support students with disabilities? ›
Accessible instructional materials are specialized or alternative formats of textbooks and other instructional materials. Examples are Braille, audio, large print, and digital text. Some students with disabilities need accessible instructional materials to access the same curriculum as other students.
What are learning support materials? ›
Learning and Teaching Support Material (LTSM) is an integral and vital part of every education system and the effective management, utilisation and maintenance of this valuable resource will ensure access and support to the delivery of quality education.Why resources are important in learning? ›
Resources also provide a way of reinforcing new skills. Books, for example, provide a great opportunity for children to expand their research skills independently. Other resources such as videos also provide a fresh take on teaching and allow children to learn in a different way.What are the 4 learning resources? ›
- Relevant reading materials.
It helps students to understand and enjoy the lesson which the teacher teaches them. It helps students understand the object of the lesson the teacher is conveying. Additionally, teaching-learning resources help the teacher to test whether the students have improved their understanding of the subject.What is a resource in teaching and learning? ›
A teaching resource can take many different forms and will mean slightly different things to every teacher, parent, and child. But the basic definition is simple: A teaching resource is a material that is designed to help facilitate learning and knowledge acquisition.What are resources class 10 examples? ›
Ans. Everything available in our environment which can be used to satisfy our needs, provided, it is technologically accessible, economically . feasible and culturally acceptable can be termed as Resource. Examples, coal, water, air, minerals, etc.What resources do students use for academic research? ›
- Google Scholar. Google Scholar was created as a tool to congregate scholarly literature on the web. ...
- Google Books. ...
- Microsoft Academic. ...
- WorldWideScience. ...
- Science.gov. ...
- Wolfram Alpha. ...
- Refseek. ...
- Educational Resources Information Center.
About Academic Support Services
Academic Support Services is located in the Office of Student Success and provides assistance for students to develop, enhance and implement strategies that promote academic success by: Providing services that promote academic motivation and understanding of content.
1. Sometimes referred to as educational or professional development, it involves academic and professional staff in planned activities to enhance all dimensions of teaching, learning and scholarship in universities.What are the main activities associated with learner support? ›
- Academic support. 7.1 Learners are encouraged to create and participate in 'communities of learning' in which the individual thinks and solves problems with others engaged in similar tasks. ...
- Counselling. ...
- Administrative Support. ...
- Learning centres as part of learner support. ...
- Monitoring/ Quality Assurance.
Why are academic activities important? ›
Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education.What are the 5 learning activities? ›
- Content Focus (and Interaction) Whether the learning outcomes for a session or module include declarative or functioning knowledge, almost all of them will be supported in some way by the presentation of information to students. ...
- Interactivity (with Others) Focus. ...
- Critical Thinking. ...
- Production. ...
- Problem Solving. ...
- Conference reviewer or editor.
- Peer reviewing for a journal.
- Peer reviewing for other than a journal.
- Chairing a professional conference.
- Serving as an organizer or leader of professional workshops, panels, or meetings.
- Class teacher input via excellent targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching. For your child this would mean:
- Specific group work with in a smaller group of children.
- Specialist advice from outside agencies e.g Speech and Language therapy OR Occupational therapy groups.
- Specified Individual support.
Academic support lessons can help students go back over something they didn't understand in class, help them with complicated homework, or prepare for an exam, especially because tutors are adept at adjusting their pedagogy to each student's needs.What is academic support and student development services? ›
Academic support services are: those that relate to student welfare, students development and those that relate to institutional programs and services. Student Welfare Services – are basic services and programs needed to ensure and promote the well–being of students.What are the 6 areas of development? ›
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development. ...
- Communication, Language and Literacy. ...
- Mathematical Development. ...
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World. ...
- Physical Development. ...
- Creative Development.
Pay Attention in Class
Now one of the most important strategies to improve academic performance is to pay good attention in class. Often students zone out during class, students must work on their concentration skills and try to pay as much attention as they can in class.
- Informal and formal conversation with manager.
- Professional discussions.
- Regular training.
- Own research.
Learner support services are defined as the cognitive, affective and systemic support provided through tutoring, modern information communication technology (ICT), counselling and administrative support, while learner characteristics are defined as the personal circumstances of the learner that may affect his/her ...