What is the Noel Studio? What services are available for my students and classroom?
What is the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity?
The Noel Studio for Academic Creativity is a student-focused integrated support service for writing, communication, and research. Our primary service is the consultation, a peer-to-peer conversation focused on the student's questions, ideas, and expectations and centered on the student's communication project/product or need.
In addition to consultations, the Noel Studio supports campus writing, communication, and research initiatives by partnering with faculty to offer workshops, services, and resources designed to support the development of creative and effective writing, communication, and research practices in every discipline.
How can I incorporate Noel Studio pedagogy into my classes?
Noel Studio Collaborate Workshops
Noel Studio Collaborate Workshops explore foundational writing and communication topics. Collaborate Workshops occur within the Noel Studio and are facilitated by a trained member of our staff. The Noel Studio prefers to schedule workshops at least two weeks in advance; request approval is dependent on facilitator and space availability. Due to our staffing model and training, the Noel Studio does not offer workshops on Fridays or during the first two weeks of the semester. Learn more and/or schedule a workshop by visiting REQUEST A WORKSHOP OR ACTIVE LEARNING TOOLKIT.
Active Learning Toolkits (ALT)
Developed from previous Collaborate Workshops, Active Learning Toolkits (ALT) offer faculty plans and resources for employing Noel Studio pedagogy in their own classrooms regardless of the instructional delivery modality. Each ALT includes materials (video lectures, lesson plans, and/or student resources) and suggestions for engaging students in the application of foundational writing and communication topics in-person or online, synchronously or asynchronously. Learn more and/or request access to toolkits by visiting REQUEST A WORKSHOP OR ACTIVE LEARNING TOOLKIT.
Co-designed Assignment Support
Not sure what you need and/or don’t see an existing workshop, module or resource that fits your needs? The Noel Studio can work with you to adapt our workshops, toolkits, and resources to meet assignment, course, and/or discipline needs, or to co-design new ways to support your assignments and students. If you'd like to work with the Noel Studio to design a tailored approach to a specific lesson or topic, contact the Noel Studio directly at email@example.com.
How can a Noel Studio consultation help my students?
Noel Studio Consultants are trained to help students with essays, presentations, research posters, visual aids, and more! We consult students from any major or class, and at any stage of the communication process—from brainstorming to final revision, and every point in between. Consultations are available both in-person (on the EKU Richmond campus) and online (via Zoom) to ensure access to all students, regardless of their location or mode of instruction.
Want to learn more about best practices for integrating consultations into your course expectations? See Incorporate & Encourage Consultations (Syllabus Recommendations) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I encourage students to take advantage of Noel Studio consultations?
Include information about the Noel Studio on your course syllabi. For brief and full syllabus recommendations, as well as tips and best practices for encouraging consultation use among your students, visit SYLLABUS RECOMMENDATIONS.
If your classes are meeting face-to-face but have an online component (i.e. BlackBoard modules/discussion boards/etc.) or are taught completely asynchronously online, consider introducing your students to the Noel Studio’s Online Consultations by embedding our informational flyers and video in your Blackboard course shells. To learn more or request materials, visit REQUEST A PRESENTATION OR ORIENTATION.
If you are holding regular class meetings online (whether through Zoom, Collaborate, or any other means), consider pairing embedded resources in BlackBoard with an online Informational Q&A with a Noel Studio Consultant. Request embeddable resources AND an online informational Q&A session at REQUEST A PRESENTATION OR ORIENTATION. To better ensure availability, please place your request at least two weeks in advance of your preferred Q&A date; approval is dependent upon demand and facilitator availability.