From the moment students enroll at Green Mountain College a rich array of academic resources and learning support services are available to enhance the learning experience. Griswold Library, the Jose Calhoun Learning Center, and IT/Computer Services partner together to provide students with the skills and the knowledge needed to grow into mature critical thinkers and working professionals.
The heart of the academic community is Griswold Library. Renovated in 1999, the library offers a variety of services to students, faculty, staff and community members. The library actively collects both print and non-print materials. In addition to books, print periodicals, indices, DVDs and micro-reproductions, the library provides access to a vast and ever-growing array of on-line research services such as electronic journals, books, newspapers, legal documents, and research documents. Other collections include the Welsh Collection, Special Collections, and the College archives. The College’s participation in inter-library loan programs assures that all students and faculty have access to the collections of libraries from around New England and the world.
Throughout the academic year the library, often in joint sponsorship with the Jose Calhoun Learning Center and IT Services, presents a variety of brief workshops designed to improve student research and information literacy skills and computing skills.
Griswold Library is also home to The Calhoun Learning Center located on the 3rd floor while Career Services is located on the 2nd floor. Two computer labs equipped with specialized software applications are also located on the 2nd floor. The ground floor houses Computer Services, a Mac Lab, and two additional classrooms providing Internet and multimedia access. When the library computer labs are not in use for classroom instruction they are open and available for student use.
Each academic year Griswold Library and IT Services employ student workers to assist in providing routine assistance to patrons using the library collection and the computer labs. These jobs are part of the college’s work study program.
Computer Facilities and Information Technology
Every Green Mountain College student is provided with an e-mail account, Internet access, and access to the campus network. Resident students who bring their own computers to campus may access the network through data jacks in their residence hall rooms. Every student is also given a secure personal network folder where they may save all of their academic work. Each working day IT Services archives all network folders.
Computing facilities are readily available for students who do not bring their own computers to campus. Three computer labs are located in the library and additional computer terminals are available throughout the library building. An after-hours computer lab is located in the library lobby, a spacious computer lab is maintained in the Withey Student Center, and additional computer terminals are stationed throughout the campus. All computers are networked through the campus servers, providing 24-hour access to the on-line research services to which the library subscribes. Griswold Library and the Withey Student Center provide students with convenient wireless internet access.
Jose Calhoun Learning Center
The Calhoun Learning Center, located on the 3rd floor of Griswold Library, offers academic support services to all students of the College. These services are provided free of charge to GMC students. The Center organizes academic skills workshops, strategy and skills instruction, provides tutoring, organizes study-tables, and provides a quiet environment conducive to studying and learning.
Academic Accommodations and Services
Green Mountain College is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities as defined under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. The Calhoun Learning Center works closely with students and faculty to provide services and academic assistance to students with documented disabilities. Students seeking academic accommodations are required to forward to the Learning Center a copy of their most recent evaluation, preferably within the last three years, documenting the existence of a specific disability. This documentation should be compiled by an appropriate licensed professional.
Specific accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Learning Center staff utilizing the required documentation and after individual consultation with the student. It is the student’s responsibility to both discuss and activate specific accommodation needs with faculty at the beginning of each semester. Additional information may be located on the Calhoun Learning Center website.
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Peer Tutoring Program
The Calhoun Learning Center employs peer tutors to assist students with their academic coursework. Students with outstanding qualifications, including a minimum 3.0 GPA, may be selected and trained to be peer tutors. All students can access the services of peer tutors by direct appointment or by signing up for scheduled study tables.