Medium support

Medium Support

Introduced midway through the course and maintained for a limited time. Requests may ebb and flow, but the specialist should anticipate more student requests for support during that timeframe. 


  • Increases perceived relevance of learning, writing, and research strategies
  • Combines practice of strategies with academic goals (program planning)
  • Builds Student Core Competencies and promotes life-long learning
  • Positions skills or strategies as integral to course content, outcomes, or program

Support Examples

  • Collaboration with the integrated specialist on scaffolding and timing of supports
  • Support aligned to course content and assignments
  • Support aligned to course outcomes and assessments through Student Core Competencies (LXD consultation)
  • In-class collaborative sessions (instructor and specialist; librarian and strategist)
  • In-class customized sessions (writing and/or research in specific disciplines)
  • Classroom introduction to ES
  • Online presence through Canvas announcements and messages
  • General resources; custom resources may be available ( e.g., specific database tip sheets)
  • Facilitated study/writing groups for multiple sections


  • Instructor or Chair request
  • Strategic placement in higher-level courses


The type of supports offered above is not exhaustive. We can always work with you to figure out how we can best support your students!