2021-2022 Catalogue

Academic Learning Centers and Labs

Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC) LAB

The goal of the Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC) is to provide support services for both faculty and students in exploring pedagogical innovation in the fields of language learning. CLIC offers an array of ground-breaking technology, such as original language software and virtual reality, that aims at enhancing the Modern Languages course curricula. CLIC intends to create a social space and develop communities of practice where intercultural exchanges can flourish, and multilingual communication can thrive.

Location: Adamian 162

CIS Sandbox

Celebrating its 10th year during 2020-2021 as Bentley's Technology Social Learning Space, the CIS Sandbox  prepares students to succeed in their CIS courses and to thrive in a technology-driven business world. As a campus destination for informal technology education, the CIS Sandbox provides peer-led tutoring services for IT 101 and CIS courses.  Students may drop in in-person or online to meet with a tutor, make an appointment for a 1-1 session, or meet with other students in their class with a tutor assigned to support their class. 

When visiting the CIS Sandbox in person, students often sit in the 'theatre' area, with a large screen smart-board and theatre-style chairs for informal conversation, or gather at U-shaped tables to view a shared screen, or meet at the glass-board for group collaboration. The CIS Sandbox also offers desktop computers running Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, and specialized software,  Android tablet, Raspberry Pi devices, Amazon Alexa and Google Home smart speakers, Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets, large wall displays, a talking robot, and other high-tech gadgets.

The CIS Sandbox also hosts several workshops and site visits throughout the year featuring Bentley alumni and industry leaders speaking on technology trends and careers.

Location: Smith 234 and online at http://cissandbox.com .

The Howard A. Winer Learning Lab for Economics, Accounting and Finance (LEAF)

The goal of the LEAF is to provide a welcoming and inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to seek academic support for their accounting, economics and finance courses. Students utilizing the LEAF will find peer tutors knowledgeable in accounting, economics, and finance, ready to help and prepare students to thrive in the Bentley business curriculum.

The LEAF is designed to allow students hands-on experience by integrating technology into their areas of study and work together on group projects and case studies. Additionally, students will find peer led tutoring for the subject areas covered by the lab.

The LEAF has networked individual workstations plus group workstations with 42" display screens, and a conference room with a Smartboard. 

Location: Lindsay 21

The Mathematics Learning Center

The Math Center provides drop-in tutoring to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in mathematics or statistics courses at Bentley. The goal is to have students leave a tutoring session with an increased understanding and confidence in their own ability to do mathematics. The center is directed by a full-time faculty member but is staffed entirely by Bentley students. Most days and evenings Math Center offers drop-in, no appointment needed hours to help with math courses at Bentley University. During all hours of operation, students may get help with all 100-level math courses, and there are selected hours in which students may get help with math electives, graduate courses and GB 213 (Business Statistics). Computer assistance as it relates to a mathematics course is also provided.

Location: Jennison 218

The Writing Center

Few students find it easy to do all the writing required of them in college. Forms of writing assigned in college often differ from those assigned in high-school, and college professors’ standards are often higher than those of high school teachers. The Writing Center offers one-to-one assistance with writing skills. It is staffed by a writing instructor and by peer tutors and offers guidance at all stages of the writing process, through tutoring, writing workshops, diagnostic testing and self-paced instruction.

Location: Library, Lower Level, 023

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Center

Bentley University students who are English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) can receive English-language support for their writing and academic coursework at the ESOL Center. Faculty tutors who specialize in working with multilingual learners offer feedback and strategies for writing at any stage from the brainstorming through the drafting process. Additionally, students can receive help related to research, documenting sources, oral presentations, Power Point slides, pronunciation, and conversation enrichment.

Location: Library, Lower Level, 026