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 Skype for Business 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 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.

Fall 2019 Academic Skills Workshop Schedule

Subject Date Time Location
 Semester Planning  Thursday, August 29th  3:30pm  UHB 2023
 Time Management  Thursday, September 5th  3:30pm UHB 2023
 Stress Management  Thursday, September 19th  3:30pm  UHB 2023
 Muscle Reading  Thursday, October 10th  3:30pm UHB 2023
 Learning Styles  Thursday, October 17th  3:30pm  UHB 2023
 Note Taking Skills  Thursday, October 24th  3:30pm UHB 2023
 Memory Techniques  Thursday, November 7th  3:30pm  UHB 2023
 Test Taking Strategies  Thursday, November 14th  3:30pm UHB 2023
Getting Ready for Finals Thursday, November 21st 3:30pm UHB 2023

Writing Workshop Series

Registration is required for online workshops. To register, email thehub@uis.edu 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.

Fall 2019 Writing Workshop Schedule

For the Fall 2019 semester, all of our writing workshops in our series will be held solely online via Skype for Business. If interested, please register (see below).

Workshop Date Time
What is Rhetoric? Tuesday, September 10th 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thesis Statements Wednesday, September 25th 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Prewriting Strategies Wednesday, October 2nd 4:30pm to 5:30pm
From General to Specific Tuesday, October 8th 3:00pm to 4:00pm
APA Style Wednesday, October 16th 4:30pm to 5:30pm
MLA Style Tuesday, October 22nd 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Body Paragraphs:

Synthesis and AEC

Thursday, October 31st 11:00am to 12:00pm
Avoiding Plagiarism:

The Academic Integrity Policy

Tuesday, November 12th 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Sentence Style:

Sentence Construction and Concision

Tuesday, November 19th 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Editing, Revising, and

Writer’s Block Strategies

Tuesday, December 3rd 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Fall 2019 Walk-In Help

Last fall, The Learning Hub 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.

Academic Skills Hours:

Mondays 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Student Union)

Accounting Hours for ACC 211 and ACC 212:

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

Economics Hours for ECO 201 and ECO 202:

Tuesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

MAT 113 – Business Calculus Hours:

Mondays 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

Mondays 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Student Union)

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 11:30 am (The Learning Hub)

Wednesdays 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Student Union)

MAT 121 – Applied Statistics Hours:

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

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

Thursdays 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (The Learning Hub)

Science Hours for BIO 201/202, CHE 124/141, and Exercise Science

Mondays 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Student Union)

Writing Hours:

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

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

Walk In Hours in The Student Union will be held on the first floor to the right of the front desk. Look for our signs!