LSAC Pacific Regional Conference

  • 06 Dec 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia


Theme: Variety and Overlap in Learning Skills Help


Douglas College is hosting the LSAC Pacific Region Conference on Friday, December 6, 2013.

We are working with a general theme of how colleges and universities structure learning skills help. We hope to elicit discussion and sharing about how learning support is structured across the province at different colleges and universities.

Address of Location:

Douglas College
New Westminster Campus
700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3M 5Z5

Aboriginal Gathering Place (Room 4650)

*** The New Westminster campus is located less than a block from the New Westminster skytrain station. If you need recommendations for accommodation near campus, please contact us.

Schedule / Agenda:

Time Events
8:30 - 9:15 Registration, Coffee, and Muffins
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 11:00 Session 1
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2
12:00 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 1:45 Learning Commons Tour
1:45 - 3:00 Session 3
3:00 - 3:30 Business Meeting and Closing Remarks

Session 1 (9:30 - 11:00)

Study Skills and Academic Support across the College

This session will present a broad picture of what academic support looks like across one institution.   Representatives from areas at Douglas College who offer study skills and academic support (including Counselling, Student Success, the Centre for Students with Disabilities, and the Learning Centre) will present short overviews of their role in student learning and answer questions about how they deliver study skills and academic support. 

Session 2 
(11:30 - 12:30)

Peer Tutoring and Study Skills

The Douglas College Learning Centre uses a peer-tutoring model to provide academic skills help to students.  In this session, a panel of peer tutors from a variety of subject areas will discuss the kinds of learning skills issues they encounter with the students they tutor.  The tutors will respond to a series of questions about their tutoring experience, their own student experience, and the tutor training they receive about study skills and learning issues.  One goal is to explore both similarities and differences in terms of the study skills students need to participate successfully in different programs at the college.  

Session 3
 (1:45 -3:00)

Roundtable: Learning Skills across the LSAC-Pacific region

We will use this time to discuss learning skills models at all of the participating colleges and universities at the conference.  Our goal is to share ideas that we can bring back to our organizations.  Please come prepared to provide an overview of how your college or university structures learning skills help. What is your own role in student learning? What are your successes? Challenges?  What would we like to see in the future?

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