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Learning Resource Network

About LeaRN

ThLearning Resource Networks (LeaRN) facilitate programs for students that promote academic success and engagement. Whether curriculum-based or co-curricular, all LeaRN programs involve strong faculty & advisor leadership.
LeaRN is a department within Academic Affairs and partners heavily with Student Affairs. We are located in the lower level of Coe Library.

Programs and Resources

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Tutoring and More

Academic Support Programs

STEP Tutoring Center: free tutoring for many class subjects

Supplemental Instruction (SI): out-of-class study sessions led by a student who has successfully taken the class 

UW Writing Center: Meet with a trained writing consultant up to four times per week for help with your writing assignments.

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First Year Experience

Summer Bridge: Start your academic career ahead of your peers!

Fall Bridge: Course-Based Learning Community

First-Year Experience Course: One-credit course about YOU!

First Year Seminar: Required three-credit research-based course

First Gen Scholars: Mentors and resources for first-generation students

Freshmen Interest Groups: Living and Learning Faculty-Led Communities

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Communication across the Curriculum

Communication across the Curriculum (CxC)

CxC focuses on supporting faculty as teachers and practitioners of academic writing and communication.

CxC also provides guidance for required communication-intensive (COM) courses and promotes a broader culture of communication across campus.

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More Faculty Support

Teaching Guides, Faculty Communities,  Awards

Teach STEP Into College, the First Year Experience Course: Learn about an opportunity to make a difference to first-year students

First Year Seminars: Faculty workshops, discussion sessions, and more

Teaching Guides and Lesson Plans: Great resources for all university instructors

Promoting Diversity: Honor and embrace students' cultures and identities

Early Alert: Academic feedback on student performances in the fourth week of the semester

Information on Early Alert for Advisors: Tips on Maximizing Use of Early Alert

Teacher Recognition: the PIE Award: Promoting Intellectual Engagement

Congratulations, Jess Willford!

April 19, 2021 - A program manager who oversees initiatives that benefit members of the campus community is the recipient of the University of Wyoming’s Staff Employee of the First Quarter Award.

Jess Willford is a manager in the LeaRN Program, a unit of the Office of Academic Affairs. She has served in various roles in the program, where she has worked since 2005. Before then, she was a student in the Department of Anthropology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology in 2004 and her master’s degree in higher education administration in 2019, both from UW.

In her current position, she manages the STEP Tutor Center and academic support programs.

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Pictured from left to right: Connie Yu, Emilee Inez, April Heaney, Jess Willford, Allison Gernant, Makayla Stewart, Mollie Hand

Six LeaRN colleagues pose with Jess Wilford in the middle.

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