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Center for Teaching & Learning


John Haslem

Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Nurturing Excellence

The Center for Teaching and Learning provides both writing instruction and peer tutorials. The motto of the Center staff and tutors who work there is "Nurturing Excellence." Excellence refers to the high expectations the Center has for all Knox students, and nurturing to how that excellence is achieved. The Center for Teaching and Learning is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Writer's Block

Need help writing an FP paper? How about with using research to substantiate or develop an argument in your history, ed studies, theatre, or other paper? Or maybe you wish to work regularly with a knowledgeable peer to improve some other aspect of your writing. CTL writing tutors are thoroughly trained and equipped to assist you at any point in your writing, from the development of good thesis statements to the composition of even the most advanced writing.

Writer's Block is located in the Center for Teaching and Learning and is available in the Fall Term, often on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and in the winter and spring terms, again often on a walk-in basis, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Red Room

Struggling with molecular theory, derivatives of polynomials, or calculating opportunity costs? Or maybe you just want to double check a homework problem. The Red Room tutor tables are staffed by well-trained peer tutors in economics, mathematics, modern languages, writing, and the sciences, and are located in Seymour Library, always on a walk-in basis, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Disability Support Services

In keeping with its earliest commitment to access to all qualified students, Knox College promotes the full inclusion of students with disabilities because that inclusion adds depth and value to the educational experience for all of its students. For students with documented disabilities, it is the goal of the College to provide an environment encouraging of full participation in and equal access to its programs and services through the provision of reasonable accommodations.

Reasonable accommodations are provided within the framework of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Examples of reasonable accommodations include extended time for the taking of examinations, the provision of note takers, access to tutors in most subjects, alterations to testing formats, and the utilization of assistive technology.

Requests for Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations are directed to the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), whose professional staff will document the nature of the disability, determine the ways in which it impedes access to the educational experience, and coordinate an appropriate modification or adjustment to ensure access. Appeals of decisions regarding academic accommodation shall be made to the Dean of the College, whose decision shall be final.

Whom Should I Contact?

Anyone seeking additional information about disability support services at Knox College should contact John Haslem or Stephanie Grimes, both of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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