Newkirk Learning Commons
The college library is centrally located to support faculty and students through its resources and services. library provides an ever growing book (eBook) and reference collection, online databases, A/R and V/R equipment, newspapers, periodicals, tables for group seating, individual study carrels, access to Dunwoody’s wireless network, computer stations and a printer/copy machine.
In keeping with the Dunwoody mission of providing a “best-in- class” education, the Learning Commons is currently undergoing a shift towards providing more and better electronic resources. The Learning Commons page on the Dunwoody website is available for students, faculty, and staff as a portal to our catalog hosted by MnPALS and curriculum support resources. A link to the EBSCO host gateway provides access to a number of databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, the Avery Index, EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection, Kanopy Streaming Services, and the Teacher Reference Center. Off campus access to this Library portal is available using the Dunwoody user id and password.
Reference service is available during most business hours and by appointment. The reference collection is quite extensive, and the Learning Commons staff helps to provide full access to any of those materials. Learning Commons staff will help with specific reference questions, are willing to demonstrate usage of electronic research resources, and are available to give students and faculty a tour of the Learning Commons.
Historical Archives Collection
The purpose of the Historical Archives Collection is to preserve for researching the historically valuable materials which document the origins, development, activities and achievements of Dunwoody College since its inception in 1914. This collection consists of over 6000 items that are currently being categorized, identified and readied for digitization. Materials in this collection include:
- Early college photos, newspapers, documents
- Significant college publications, such as course catalogs and alumni newsletters
- Meeting minutes, other critical documents instrumental in guiding institutional policies
- Strategic plans, annual reports and other administrative materials
- Books and papers critical to the Dunwoody history
Additional help for FAQ’s and library resources can be found online in our informational guides.
The Elftmann Student Success Center provides professional academic support and the Peer Tutor Team, with peer tutors ready to help students achieve academic success. Students can get help online using Microsoft Teams and/or meet with a tutor in the success center.
The center provides an array of services such as online tutoring and on-campus academic support in difficult technical curriculum, support for ESL students and students with accommodations, and academic coaching. Students can get help with technical homework questions, mathematics, English & communications to get a great start on homework, research papers, basic technical reading/writing skills and more.
Quiet study areas and group study rooms are also offered in the center.
The Peer Tutor Team uses Microsoft Teams platform for online tutoring. Students are asked to contact Eeris Fritz firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Students can attend Guided Study Recitations (help sessions) in mathematics and basic electronics. These help sessions are held on campus and Microsoft Teams.
Faculty may work directly with the staff to ensure students receive the assistance needed for academic success.
The bookstore at Dunwoody is operated by Barnes & Noble. In addition to the usual services of a college bookstore, the Dunwoody/Barnes & Noble Bookstore features a unique Faculty Center Network called Adoptions & Insights Portal or AIP. AIP was developed by Barnes & Noble College to solve challenges faced by our higher education partners in the areas of discovering, selecting, and monitoring course material adoptions. Powered by your Student Information System (SIS), AIP delivers a highly personalized, streamlined, action-oriented user experience for faculty, staff, administrators, and academic leadership with:
- Personalized Course List for faculty to easily search, research, and submit their adoptions
- Dashboard with Adoption Insights to track, monitor, and report on adoptions in real-time
- In-line Affordability recommendations as a complement or substitute to traditional course materials
- Communication Tools, including automated reminders, on-demand emails, and on-site messaging
- 24/7 Support via website chat or toll-free number 877-713-6697
- Personalized, real time experience powered by your institution’s Student Information System roster data
To access this service, click the link above, select Institution, and use your SIS to sign into the portal.