CLC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the “CLC”?

CLC stands for the Collaborative Learning Center at Becker College where students’ academic success is our main priority! Collaborative Learning Center offices on both campuses are staffed with Professional Learning Specialists and Peer Tutors to provide a multitude of services and support. Please review the information below for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your particular question here, please feel free to stop by, call, or email us.

What are the Collaborative Learning Center locations, hours, and contact information?

What types of services does the Collaborative Learning Center offer?

How much do Collaborative Learning Center Services cost?

Why do students come to the Collaborative Learning Center?

When should I sign up for Collaborative Learning Center tutoring services?

How can I submit my paper for review?

What is SOAR, and how can I participate?

I’m a student with learning disabilities, how do I find out about academic and/or housing accommodations?

How do I request to take a test at the Collaborative Learning Center?

Q: What are the Collaborative Learning Center locations, hours, and contact information?

Locations:

  • Worcester campus: Linden Hall, 64 William Street
  • Leicester campus: Swan Learning Commons, Washburn Square

Hours of Operation:

Both offices are staffed Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*Swan Learning Commons is accessible via key card 24 hours a day, seven days a week.*

Contact Information:

Note: for specific staff contact information please see the Meet our Staff page.

Q: What types of services does the Collaborative Learning Center offer?

The Collaborative Learning Center offers a variety of academic support services. Here you can find a complete list of Collaborative Learning Center services.

Q: How much do Collaborative Learning Center services cost?

Becker College tuition includes the cost of Collaborative Learning Center services. Students can access these services as often as they like without any additional charge.*

*Academic Consulting & Engagement Supports (ACES) and Summer Bridge programs do incur an additional charge.

Q: Why do students come to the Collaborative Learning Center?

Students at all academic levels come to the Collaborative Learning Center for a variety of reasons. Some students make one-time appointments for help on a specific assignment while others schedule recurring weekly tutoring sessions to ensure they stay on top of their coursework. Collaborative Learning Center staff help students master testing strategies, make study schedules, and write research papers.

Q: When should I sign up for Collaborative Learning Center tutoring services?

The Collaborative Learning Center invites all students to visit at any time throughout the academic semester. Visit early in the semester if you plan on scheduling a regular weekly appointment, as popular time slots fill up quickly. If you feel you need more intensive assistance in a certain area, please contact us to make an appointment with the Executive Director of Student Support Services.

Q: How can I submit my paper for review?

  1. Email your paper in .doc format to clc@becker.edu along with assignment requirements (prompt, rubric … etc.).
  2. Contact the Collaborative Learning Center to set up a follow up appointment to review any of the specialist’s suggestions.
  3. A writing specialist reviews your paper using the track changes feature in Microsoft Office 2010. The specialist may offer grammatical suggestions (such as tips on punctuation, verb tense, spelling, and sentence structure) and format corrections, as well as provide recommendations on the general flow and relevance of the paper.
  4. It is required that you meet with the specialist to review the suggestions; papers will not be returned without such a meeting.

Please note, comments made on your paper are simply suggestions for your review.

Q: What is SOAR, and how can I participate?

The Student-Athlete Outreach & Academic Resources program provides dedicated Collaborative Learning Center services to student athletes at Becker College. Athletes come to designated sessions throughout the week to meet with Collaborative Learning Center staff and work together with their teammates. Find more information regarding the location and times of these sessions.

Interested in participating? Feel free to come to any session, as often as you please; there is no need to make an appointment.

Are you a student athlete interested in assisting your teammates as a tutor in the program? Please contact Andrea Belis at andrea.belis@becker.edu to complete an application.

Q: I’m a student with learning disabilities, how do I find out about academic and/or housing accommodations?

If you are a student with a documented learning disability, as determined under the ADA and as defined in Chapter 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, you may benefit from certain accommodations.

If you believe you qualify and would benefit from appropriate and reasonable accommodations, please contact the Disability Service/504 Coordinator at micky.roberts@becker.edu or call 508.373.9704 to schedule an appointment for a confidential conversation. It is strongly suggested that students make appointments each semester in order to receive their academic accommodations.

Please download and complete the Disability Services Accommodation Registration Form and submit with your disability documentation, so we can process your information as soon as possible.

Documentation for students with learning disabilities should be sent directly to Micky Roberts (contact information shown above). Please do not send documentation to other departments, including Admissions.

Upon review and determination of appropriate accommodations, as authorized by the Executive Director of Student Support Services, the student is responsible for follow up with his or her individual faculty member(s). All personal information remains confidential. Discussions with parents or legal guardians are encouraged when supported by FERPA documentation.

You can find more information on our Resources for Students with Disabilities page.

Q: How do I request to take a test at the Collaborative Learning Center?

Please understand that the Collaborative Learning Center gives priority to students with academic accommodations. Testing for students without accommodations is approved based on space and proctor availability. You must submit your request at least 24 business hours in advance of the date of the exam, however, staff prefer 48 business hours in advance when possible.

Students can submit a request for testing accommodations in a variety of ways:

Becker College is currently observing summer hours. Most of our offices are open Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. PLEASE NOTE: The Admissions Office is open on Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on both campuses.