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About the Center


Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning

Seelye Hall 307
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3056

Hours: Monday through Friday,
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday,
7–10 p.m.

Administrative Assistant:
Cora Lee Drew

Overhead view of the Jacobson Center

The Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning takes its name from Joan Leiman Jacobson ’47, whose generous gift makes its programs possible. The center seeks to improve the teaching and learning of Smith College students by offering services aimed at enabling them to make the most of their education.

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Workshops for Academic Success

Our Workshops for Academic Success are informal workshops held on Thursdays during lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in the Jacobson Center. No preregistration required—just bring your lunch! The fall 2019 schedule is as follows.
October 17: Handling the Reading Load
October 21: Effective Note-Taking
November 7: Test Preparation & Test-Taking

To work individually on any of these issues individually, please make an appointment with Kelly Vogel.

Jacobson logo

The Jacobson Center Logo

The logo was designed by Elliot Offner, Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in the Smith College Department of Art, where he taught from 1960 until 2004. He died in 2010. A sculptor and graphic artist, his work is in such collections as the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Brooklyn Museum, and he designed several pieces for the college, including the Smith Medal.