Student Learning Center

We are here for your academic success!

The Learning Resource Center contains materials and equipment that may be used for remediation, review and/or special assignments. Internet access, video’s and computer-assisted instruction packages are available to help students strengthen skills in mathematics, reading and writing, chemistry, anatomy/physiology and many other areas. In addition, the Learning Resource Center staff is available to provide writing assistance and to help students develop more effective learning and study skills.

Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday/Sunday

10:00 am – 4:00 pm (during Weekend College)

LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER'S MISSION

The mission of the Learning Resource Center is to provide academic support to students (remedial, ESL, disabled, as well as those with histories of academic success) enrolled in all scheduling options and all programs at Maria so they can successfully complete their coursework. The Learning Resource Center accomplishes its mission by meeting the following goals:
    • to identify students who have skills deficiencies in mathematics, reading and writing, and provide them with instruction to remediate those deficiencies,
    • to provide tutoring for students needing assistance to succeed in coursework, and
    • to provide additional information that can help students with coursework through various media (computers, audio-visual, etc.).

PEER-TO-PEER FILE SHARING POLICY AND COPYRIGHT LAW

Policy: Maria College prohibits the unauthorized distribution fo copyrighted material. The unauthorized distribution of copyrighted mateial including peer – to – peer file sharing, may subject a student to civil and criminal liabilities as listed below:

“Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, withoutpermission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 fo the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). THese rights include the right ot reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work with authority constitutes an infringement.”

Law: Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anhone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $75o.00 and not more than $30,000.00 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000.00 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretioin, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Section 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250.000.00 per offense.

Students who violate the Maria College policy regarding unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material will be subject to the Regulations  Concerning Violation fo the Code of Conduct as outlined in the Maria College Student Handbook.

For more information, please see the Website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov especially their FAQ’s at http://www.copyright.gov/faq.