Expanding Learning Resources

Huddle Room

In 2020, the University completed the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) on the second floor of the University Library with funding from a $2 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The CTL partners with faculty and staff from across the campus to enhance student support to increase student success in all its myriad forms.

Housed within the CTL is the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) which offers an array of support services at no cost. The demand for tutoring has skyrocketed. Pre-pandemic, the CAE held approximately 1500 tutoring sessions. The 2021-22 academic year saw a jump to more than 2,000 appointments. To meet the growing demand, the CAE expanded its availability to online and weekend appointments.

Also recognizing the need for additional collaborative space, Holy Family created a suite of huddle room spaces in the Library so that students could convene, learn, and socialize with one another to ensure that the student experience is meaningful and rewarding both in and outside of the classroom.

Library Study Rooms

These eight new spaces allow students to meet in groups to experience team-based work and develop interpersonal skills as preparation for the workforce. Each room is equipped with a large monitor screen to assist students in working with one another on projects either in-person in the huddle room or with remote members.