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Learning Commons

Welcome to the Learning Commons!

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Mission Statement

The Learning Commons, through its resources and opportunities, empowers students to pursue academic excellence. By improving learning strategies, by engaging a diverse body of students, and by collaborating with academic and student life, the Learning Commons promotes student development and achievement.


Vision Statement

The Learning Commons will create collaborative academic programs that promote student success, access, inclusivity, and engaged learning. We will provide academic support in a safe environment with trained peer consultants to promote student persistence, retention, and completion. The Learning Commons will achieve national recognition as a standard-bearer program for learning assistance.

Core Values

- Student-Focused
We pledge to keep students at the center of everything we do.

- Quality
We strive for efficiency, organization, and responsibility in our daily work in order to deliver high quality programming.  

- Diversity and Inclusiveness
We value diversity and service to others and ensure our work is reflective of a respectful, approachable, inclusive environment.

- Growth and Learning
We commit to lifelong learning and modeling growth mindset in all we do.

- Honesty and Integrity
We vow through our actions and words to practice honesty and transparency. We proudly uphold integrity through a commitment to do what is in the best interest of our students, staff, faculty, and university community.

CWU Mission Statement



The Learning Commons provides tutoring and developmental education. Tutoring is available in a variety of formats, including the University Math Center, the University Writing Center,  and PALs (support for historically difficult courses). All students are welcome to avail themselves of any of these free tutoring services offered. Graduate students seeking tutoring services can do so by appointment only. Please call us to schedule.

The Learning Commons oversees all developmental education at Central Washington University. This includes Transitional English (ENG 100T) and Developmental Math (MATH 100A, 100B, 100C). We are implementing a Math Bridge program for Summer 2018 as well. If you have questions about Developmental Education at CWU, please contact Katie Boswell.

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Ellensburg Campus
Library 190
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 963-1270, M/S 7554


University Centers and Online 

Pierce Tutoring: email

Des Moines Tutoring: email

Lynnwood Tutoring: email

Online Tutoring: email



Last Updated: 6/20/2018

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