Workshops and Walk-Ins


Workshop Formats

The Learning Hub offers both on-campus workshops and online workshops.

On-Campus Workshops

On-campus workshops are offered to all current UIS students. These workshops provide students with a brief lesson on a featured topic. Then, students will apply the lesson through discussion and practice.

Writing and Academic Skills workshops are available for any UIS class. Instructors can request in-class workshops either to introduce The Learning Hub and its services or to cover writing- or academic skills-related content. To set up a workshop, please contact your program’s Liaison or fill out our Workshop Request Form.

Online Workshops

Online workshops are offered to all current UIS students. We conduct online workshops using online meeting software. The online workshop will follow the same format as the on-campus workshop with a brief lesson, discussion, and practice of the topic.

Pre-registration: Online workshops require pre-registration at least one day prior to the workshop date. Students can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail with their name, their UIN, and the workshop’s title, date, and time to The Hub.

Following registration: Students will receive an email with a link to the online classroom prior to the workshop. To prepare, please ensure you have Java updated, and that you have working headphones and/or speakers to be able to hear the presentation. Microphones are optional, should you desire to ask questions aloud during the session.

After you participate in an online workshop, we’d appreciate if you could complete a brief survey. Click here to begin survey.

Our workshops are recorded to allow other students unable to meet during the workshop to learn about the topics covered – should you have any issues with this policy, please contact us at The Hub’s Email.


Academic Skills Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email The Hub with your name and the date and title of the workshop you wish to attend. Look in Campus Announcements for more information about our workshops.

Check out our series of workshops for the semester below!

Workshop Topic Day Date Time Mode
How to Take an Online Class Thursday August 27th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Time Management Thursday September 3rd 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Study Skills Wednesday September 30th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Test Preparation Wednesday October 7th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Time Management Thursday October 22nd 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Study Skills Tuesday November 24th 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*
Test Preparation Wednesday December 2nd 1:00 – 2:00 pm via Zoom*

Writing Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email The Hub with your name and the date and title of the workshop you wish to attend. Look in Campus Announcements for more information about our workshops.

Check out our series of workshops for the semester below!

Workshop Date Time
What is Rhetoric?  Wednesday, September 9th 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Prewriting Strategies  Thursday, September 17th 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Thesis Statements Thursday, September 24th 3:00 – 4:00 pm
From General to Specific Wednesday, September 30th 2:30 – 3:30 pm
APA Style (6th vs. 7th edition)  Thursday, October 8th 11:30 – 12:30 pm
MLA Style (8th edition)  Thursday, October 15th 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Body Paragraphs: Synthesis and AEC Thursday, October 29th 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Avoiding Plagiarism: The Academic Integrity Policy  Thursday, November 12th 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Sentence Style: Sentence Construction and Concision Thursday, November 19th 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Editing, Revising, and Writer’s Block Strategies  Thursday, December 3rd 10:00 – 11:00 am

Fall 2020 Walk-In Help

The Learning Hub has expanded their walk-in hours to include several disciplines. Here are our flyers along with the information you’ll need to visit us throughout the week! Walk In Tutoring Hours will be held throughout the week in both Brookens Library and The Student Union. Drop in and get help with your courses! No appointment needed.

NOTE: As of November 11th, through the rest of the Fall 2020 semester, all walk-in hours will be held via Zoom. Please check the links below, or monitor Campus Announcements for our emails!

Chemistry Hours for CHE 141:

Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am (remote via Zoom)

NOTE: Please use this link to access the Zoom session for all CHE 141 walk-in hours

MAT 113 – Business Calculus Hours:

Mondays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (remote via Zoom)

Wednesdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (remote via Zoom)

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (remote via Zoom)

NOTE: Please use this link to access the Zoom session for all MAT 113 walk-in hours

MAT 121 – Applied Statistics Hours:

Mondays 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (remote via Zoom)

Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (remote via Zoom)

Wednesdays 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (remote via Zoom)

NOTE: Please use this link to access the Zoom session for all MAT 121 walk-in hours

Writing Hours:

Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (remote via Zoom)

NOTE: Please use this link to access the Zoom session for all Writing walk-in hours

Walk In Hours in The Student Union will be held on the second floor near Starbucks. Look for our signs!