Through student-centered academic support, we will develop autonomous learners and critical thinkers who are career ready.
Motivate. Strengthen. Support.
The UNT Dallas Learning Commons motivates students to persevere and persist in their academic journeys, strengthens students’ cognitive skills by challenging them to think critically and problem-solve independently in a collaborative environment, and supports students’ academic, professional, and personal development in a way that helps them connect academia to real-world application.
The UNT Dallas Learning Commons environment fosters an environment where:
- Students establish their identities as autonomous learners;
- Students develop and sharpen their academic and professional competencies, such as critical thinking, clear communication, and global citizenship;
- Faculty and the larger UNT Dallas community feel supported both inside and outside of the classroom through academic services and programming.
The UNT Dallas Learning Commons is a safe space beyond the classroom where students can explore challenging educational, social, and ethical issues through dialogic, peer, and student-centered relationships. Our team consists of well-trained professional and student staff who are committed to enhancing students’ self-worth and confidence using non-evaluative, low-stakes relationships of trust. Our tutors use a combination of scaffolding and personalized and directive (when needed) methods to ensure that students are reaching their full autonomous-learning potential. This supports our university QEP initiative for Career Readiness Education, and more importantly, it lends to the development of life-long autonomous learners and critical thinkers. We achieve this through one-on-one and group tutoring sessions and workshops where we focus on strengthening and supporting the student voice and competence in their academic fields which will serve students through their education and beyond as they enter society as working class citizens.