2019-2020 Catalogue

Academic Learning Centers and Labs

The Winer Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement - ACELAB

At the ACELAB, students can work on accounting tutorials or state-of-the-art software programs such as SAP or ACL. Many of the top Accountancy majors at Bentley work in the ACELAB, providing individual tutoring services. Students can also get hands-on experience with a variety of commercial accounting software packages. Case work enables students to improve communication skills so that they learn how to develop and communicate meaningful accounting information through presentations and reports.

Location: Lindsay 21

Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC) LAB

The Center for Languages and International Collaboration (CLIC) seeks to enhance course curricula in Modern Languages and International Studies through the use of state-of-the-art technology. Faculty members in both disciplines work in concert with the center to integrate course content and technology using synchronous and asynchronous technology.

Location: Adamian 162

CIS Sandbox

The CIS Sandbox serves as a social learning space that 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 distinguishes itself through its ability to provide peer-led tutoring services and online resources for students in CIS and IT courses and offer cutting-edge technology presentations and educational events for students and campus partners.  In addition to visiting the CIS Sandbox for tutoring support, students make use of large tables with 50-inch monitors and 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, an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset, large wall displays, a talking robot, and other high-tech gadgets.

Location: Smith 234

Economics-Finance-Statistics (EFS) Learning Center

The EFS provides students with easily accessible one-on-one tutoring, on a walk-in basis. Five days a week, qualified tutors are ready to help students with their economics, finance and statistics classes. The tutoring is primarily geared toward undergraduate classes, however the center can often help with the introductory graduate classes in those three subjects. Students seeking assistance are always welcome, whether on a one-time basis or as frequently as is desired or needed. Currently used textbooks, study guides and solution manuals are available, sometimes material is provided by the course instructors as well. The EFS Learning Center is directed by a full-time faculty member of the Department of Economics. For hours, schedule, and updates, please check the center itself.

Location: Adamian 122

Mathematics Learning Center

The Math Center provides drop-in tutoring to undergraduate students enrolled in mathematics 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 undergraduate Bentley students. During the academic year, the center is open most days and evenings, including weekends. 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 and GB213 (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