Student Support for the Agora Learning Commons

TitleStudent Support for the Agora Learning Commons
Faculty/College/UnitLand & Food Systems
Duration2 Year
Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleThe Learning Lounge Project
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year1999/2000
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMaureen Garland
Year 1: Funded Amount29,000
Year 1: Team Members

Maureen Garland, Learning Centre, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

Year 1: Summary


Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2000/2001
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorMaureen Garland
Year 2: Funded Amount12,350
Year 2: Team Members

Maureen Garland, Learning Centre, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Ben Willing, President, Agricultural Undergraduate Society

Year 2: Summary

This project continues the student support service component of the successful Agora Learning Commons project initiated in 1999-2000 with the support of TLEF. Student co-ordination and maintenance services, as well as “storefront” peer mentoring, tutoring, career and computer support services have been instituted in the Agora. These are greatly valued; funding is needed to maintain these services for another year until they can be embedded in the culture and use of the area, with budget provided through student societies, sponsors or other means. UBC Career Services provides a dedicated part-time student Career Counselling Assistant for the area but funding is needed to support students filling the following part-time positions: The Agora Learning Commons Co-ordinator, Computer/Docking Port Assistant, Peer Counselling Assistant, and Learning Commons Maintenance Assistant. Theses positions, open to any UBC students, involved 5-10 hours of work per week during the winter 2000-2001 term.