SMART Space News!

Learn more about Academic Support and Coaching at Champlain

In this newsletter:

  • Cyber Study Sessions InSpace Continues.
  • SMART Space Insert for Syllabi
  • Virtual learning etiquette
  • How to sign up for a Tutoring or Coaching Session
  • SMART Space Workshops for Spring
  • Looking for a Peer Mentor?

Cyber Study Sessions InSpace Continues for Spring 2021!

During the last few weeks of classes in the Fall of 2020, the Library faculty and our Smart Space academic coaches teamed up to offer students study sessions on a daily basis.This Spring, InSpace drop-in hours will continue with the Coaching team during the times listed below.


These sessions will be drop-in hours for students who could benefit from:


  • A dedicated time on their calendar to study sessions each day

  • Help getting started and setting priorities

  • Support to review assignment instructions and expectations

  • GSD! (Getting Stuff Done)

  • Access to resources - coaching, writing, and research support

  • Encouragement to stay motivated


To access these drop-in hours:

Log in to InSpace https://inspace.chat/space/29wtm7izy using personal Champlain credentials.


Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 drop in hours will be available:


Mondays - 2-4pm

Tuesdays - 2-4pm

Thursdays - 2-4pm


Please encourage your students to attend to study, learn more about the academic support available, or schedule times for research assistance, coaching, or tutoring.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Lauren at lbruneau@champlain.edu.

SMART Space Insert for Syllabi

SMART Space

The SMART Space (Study Mentors and Resource Tutors) is Champlain’s Academic Support Center. Although we are usually located on the 2nd floor of Miller Information Commons, all of our services will be virtual in Spring of 2021. Peer tutors offer free reserved tutoring appointments in Programming, Writing, English Language Learning, Math, Accounting and Finance, Digital Forensics, and Cybersecurity each week. Professional Academic Coaches are available to work one-on-one with students on goal setting, time management, study skills, using Canvas, and navigating the demands of college life. We also offer a series of helpful online workshops. For more information, or to sign up for a tutoring session, coaching visit, or one of our academic workshops, please see our website or email smartspace@champlain.edu.

Hours of Operation - January 31, 2021

The SMART Space will be open for tutoring starting on Sunday, January 31, 2021.


4:00- 8:00 p.m. Sunday - Thursday

12:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesdays - Extended Hours!


Check trac.champlain.edu for the most up to date hours and tutor availability.

Download a graphic on Virtual Learning Etiquette - a great refresher for the start of the semester!

SMART Space Workshops for Spring 2021

Academic Skill Building Workshops- Spring 2021


All workshops will take place virtually using this Zoom link:


https://champlainonline.zoom.us/j/98674675848


Friday, Jan. 29 - 1pm - Learning Preferences

Wednesday, Feb. 3 - 1pm - Goal setting

Friday, Feb. 5 - 1pm - Master Calendar - Time Estimation

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - 1pm - Study Strategies - Note-taking

Would your students benefit from a Peer Mentor?

At this time, it can be easy to feel isolated and it might be fun to connect with a student who is a junior or senior at Champlain to ask questions and learn more about the opportunities available, even during Covid times. Our tutors would be happy to meet with our students to provide additional support.


If your student would like to connect with a tutor to learn more about a major you are thinking about changing or which classes to take next semester, a leadership position you'd like more information about, or any other topic, sign up for a time to visit using trac.champlain.edu.