Queen's Academic Resources
General Academic Advice
- The Professor, Teaching Assistant or Lab. Instructor is the best source of advice and information if a student has questions about course content.
- Academic Advisors are available in the Faculty office (eg. Rm F200 in Mac Cory Hall for Arts and Science students, 3rd floor of Beamish Munro Hall for Engineering and Applied Science students, and 1st floor Undergraduate office in Goodes Hall for Commerce students) for concerns about program planning, academic integrity, appeals and regulations, etc.
Academic Skills Enhancement Resources
- The Queen's Learning Commons brings together 5 key learning support services, on the 1st floor of Stauffer Library:
- Stauffer Library Learning and Research Services provides library assistance with research skills related to searching print and electronic media and how to develop a research strategy, library and information literacy instruction, and collection development and management services. Stauffer Library is directed towards the humanities, business and social sciences.
- Learning Strategies teaches learning and study skills to enhance students' confidence and academic success, using both individual and group formats. Available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
- The Writing Centre provides tutorials, workshops and credit courses for students from all subject areas at undergraduate and graduate levels.
- IT Services offers free general assistance in the Learning Commons, in addition to computer repair and software services in the IT Services Computer Depot located in lower level of Stauffer Library.
- Adaptive Technology Centre coordinates the Library Services for Students with Disabilities, an Adaptive Technology Lab, the Adaptive Technology support office to enable students with disability to reach their full academic potential.
Go to www.queensu.ca/qlc for more information and websites of Learning Commons partners.
Academic Tutoring Resources
- Arts and Science students: ASUS offers Mind Find, a peer tutoring service for any year of study. Go to the ASUS Core at 183 University to apply for tutoring, or to become a tutor. Online applications are available via the ASUS website at www.asus.queensu.ca. Fee = $10.00 per hour
Contact: Jo-Anne Lowry at the Core, 613-533-6000 ext. 75440
- Commerce students: Queen's Commerce Society offers BrainTrust, a peer tutoring service for first and second year students. Individual tutoring and exam review are available. Contact: email@example.com
- Computing Science students: COMPSA++ provides individual tutors for first and second year computing courses. Go to http://compsa.queensu.ca/Tutor_List
- Engineering and Applied Science students: the Douglas Tutorials are scheduled into timetables of first year students as an optional free service available 50 minutes per week. For information on times and locations, go to http://appsci.queensu.ca/firstyr/tutorial
- Upper year Engineering students can access paid peer tutoring through Englinks: http://engsoc.queensu.ca/academics/englinks
- All students: Professional Tutoring at the Writing Centre, plus Peer Tutoring for first year students, is available free up to 10 times per academic year. Located in the Queen's Learning Commons, main floor Stauffer Library, or go to firstname.lastname@example.org
English as a Second Language Resources
- Queen's School of English (SOE) offers several programs including English for Academic Purposes, Business Internship Program, English for Professional Purposes, short summer ESL programs and part-time courses. Details are available at www.queensu.ca/soe
- Centre for Teaching and Learning offers SGS 801: Principles of Academic Writing to Queen's Teaching Assistants, and 1 section is devoted to ESL students. Go to the CTL website for SGS 801 information, resources and other current offerings, at www.queensu.ca/ctl
- The Writing Centre, Queen's Learning Commons, offers tutorials, ESL workshops, ESL resources, and individual appointments with the Senior Tutor/ESL Program Coordinator. Go to www.queensu.ca/writingcentre
- Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides opportunities for free help with conversation and pronunciation, through groups and a 1-on-1 buddy program. See http://quic.queensu.ca for details.