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.

NOTE: We will not be holding any scheduled workshops for Academic Skills topics for the Spring 2020 semester. Faculty, student organizations, and departments on campus are welcome to schedule an academic skills workshop using our Workshop Request Form.


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.

Spring 2020 Writing Workshop Schedule

For the Spring 2020 semester, all of our writing workshops in our series will be held solely online via online meeting software. If interested, please register (see below).

Workshop Date Time
What is Rhetoric? Wednesday, January 29th 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Prewriting Strategies Wednesday, February 12th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Thesis Statements Tuesday, February 18th 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
From General to Specific Tuesday, February 25th 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
APA Style (6th edition) Thursday, March 5th 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
MLA Style (8th edition) Tuesday, March 17th 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Body Paragraphs:

Synthesis and AEC

Monday, March 23rd 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Avoiding Plagiarism:

The Academic Integrity Policy

Thursday, April 2nd 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Sentence Style:

Sentence Construction and Concision

Thursday, April 16th 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Editing, Revising, and

Writer’s Block Strategies

Tuesday, April 21st 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Spring 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.

Economics Hours for ECO 201 and ECO 202:

Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Student Union)

MAT 113 – Business Calculus Hours:

Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Student Union)

Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

Thursdays 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

MAT 121 – Applied Statistics Hours:

Mondays 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (The Learning Hub)

Tuesdays 9:30 am to 11:30 am (The Learning Hub)

Wednesdays 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm (The Learning Hub)

Thursdays 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Student Union)

Science Hours for BIO 201 and BIO 202:

Tuesdays 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Student Union)

Science Hours for CHE 142:

Tuesdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm (The Learning Hub)

Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Student Union)

Writing Hours:

Mondays 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Student Union)

Tuesdays 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Student Union)

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