What is the Noel Studio? What services are available for my students and classroom?

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 about a student's communication project or product focused on the student's questions, ideas, and expectations. To learn more about the consultations see About the Consultation. If you are curious how to encourage your students to visit the Noel Studio on their own, see our Syllabus Recommendations, or consider scheduling an Noel Studio Orientation or Presentation to introduce your students to our spaces and/or services.

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. Peruse our options below, and consider requesting an existing workshop, toolkit, or something entirely new for your courses! 

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.

Active Learning Toolkits

Developed from previous Collaborate Workshops, Active Learning Toolkits offer faculty the plan and resources for employing Noel Studio pedagogy in their own classrooms. Each Toolkit provides an outline, resources, and suggestions for fully engaging students in the application of foundational writing and communication topics.

You may request a Noel Studio space for facilitating lessons that incorporate the Active Learning Toolkits. Please submit requests at least one week in advance; requests will be accommodated as space is available.

Co-designed Assignment Support 

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 noelstudio@eku.edu.

Once we receive your email, a member of the Noel Studio will initiate a discussion about student needs and learning outcomes. Together, we will identify challenges and possible solutions, which could include (but are not limited to) a Noel Studio-facilitated workshop, an instructor-facilitated workshop, modifications to an existing assignment, recommended consultations for students, and/or a co-created resource (handout, worksheet, etc.).

The video below provides a virtual tour of the space that highlights many of the services we offer to your students.

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