Provides academic support for students through an increased awareness of learning strengths and areas for improvement including, but not limited to: time management, organization of learning spaces, learning strategies, and assistance in specific course assignments.
Students who are multi-lingual or who have parents who are nonnative speakers of English may work with the Associate Director, ACMS. They may seek help with understanding assignments & reading strategies, grammar, outlining, revising, & editing, & the conventions of scholarly writing.
Provides support to students in understanding and using numerical information. Peer tutors provide study groups and some individual tutorials for students in quantitative courses.
Works both with students and faculty, working to create a dynamic conversation about writing and speaking at Bowdoin. The Writing and Rhetoric program includes a writing-across-the-curriculum program that offers student writers a chance to talk through their ideas with a peer writing assistant. These guided conversations lead to better learning, thinking, and writing.
Promoting intentional, inclusive, equitable, and effective learning and teaching environments across campus.
The programs housed in Kanbar 102 offer services for students, faculty, and staff. In addition to serving as a location for tutoring, mentoring, and advising, we welcome you to work in our space during open hours. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we have moved all services online until further notice.
The Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching (Baldwin CLT) is committed to helping students and faculty grow as learners and teachers. It takes courage to embrace new challenges, rid ourselves of pre-conceived notions and learn how to learn, but this is what makes life meaningful. There is power in change, and we at the Baldwin CLT assist with developing the intellectual tools and learning strategies that allow students and faculty to take risks and grow together as a community.
Do you want to become more effective as a college student? Could your time management be improved? Are there study habits you might want to change/improve/get new ideas?
- Make an appointment or drop in to see an Academic Coach or Peer Mentor
Could you be a more effective learner in your STEM classes? Are the quantitative aspects of a class challenging for you?
- Attend a Study Group for that class
- Meet with a Q-Tutor Sunday-Thursday 7-10 PM (see online calendar)
Do you want to be a more effective communicator? In writing? In speaking?
- Meet with a Writing Assistant
Are you multi-lingual and/or have parents who speak multiple languages? Would you like to talk through your assignments, get ideas for reading strategies in college, and assistance with the conventions of scholarly writing such as: grammar, outlining, revising, and editing?
- Make an appointment to meet with Lisa Flanagan, Associate Director of the Baldwin Center, Academic Communication for Multilingual Speakers
- Email the Baldwin Center's Administrative Coordinator, Tammis Donovan, at email@example.com during our daytime hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 PM. We'll be happy to help!
The Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Asian and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and People of the Global Majority (PGM). As part of an educational institution, we acknowledge the historical and contemporary influences of personal and systemic racism on Bowdoin College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
We are committed to promoting intentional, equitable, inclusive and effective learning and teaching environments. We value and practice (1) respect for all human beings, (2) being of service, and (3) the importance of development as an ongoing process that is possible for all learners and educators. We are grateful for the scholars, artists, scientists, and educators who positively impact our work to be anti-racist, equity-minded, and culturally affirming educators, supervisors, and administrators.
We have work to do. As a center we commit to developing our capacities for self-awareness, interpersonal dialogue, and structural change. We commit to:
- analyzing our diversity, inclusion and equity practices (including but not limited to our hiring and training practices (of students, staff, and faculty) to ensure access and equity in collaboration with students, faculty, staff, and alumni
- educating ourselves and our student employees on power dynamics within our center (Writing Centers and the New Racism, Laura Greenfield; Facing the Center, Harry Denny; Whistling Vivaldi, Claude Steele)
- integrating the work of scholars examining difference, power and equity in education in our student and faculty development programming (such as the Voice and Power Series featuring Vershawn Ashanti Young and Laura Greenfield, visits from Nell Irvin Painter, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Laura Rendon, Alicia Fedelina Chávez, Susan Diana Longerbeam, and others)
- developing resources, programming, and courses to acknowledge structural differences that adversely affect BIPOC, AAPI and PGM and work to support student, staff, and faculty needs.