T/LC Faculty Services
The Teaching/Learning Center provides services not only to students but to faculty as well, both inside and outside the classroom. We want to work with you to support student success!
Our primary service is tutoring, in content areas and in study skills. Faculty can:
- refer individual students
- recommend students who can be tutors
- have classes tour the T/LC; contact any staff member to arrange a tour.
- set up Study Groups either with or without a student facilitator to meet in the T/LC. See the T/LC Portal Informational site for more information. Contact Karen Treadway to arrange the hire and training of a facilitator you recommend; contact Sheilanthi Chandran to arrange record-keeping and reports for unfacilitated groups.
- have a Tutor for a Day in your classroom -- one of our staff can assist you for a day in the library, computer lab, or classroom when you need assistance in a group project or specialized instruction
- Students who attend SLA or Study Groups give their tacit agreement to have their attendance in study sessions shared with faculty by the very fact that they are in those types of classes. Faculty members will be granted information concerning a student enrolled in a course being taught by that faculty member. Information will include the date and time of the visit(s) only for the course and semester indicated. Instructors may not request information for courses which they are not teaching.
- It is the T/LC's policy to not assist students with any known take-home tests. To ensure that your students do not receive help, please send a copy of any take-home tests to the T/LC. If we do not have a copy of the test, it is impossible to guarantee that the tutors will not inadvertently assist students with tests. See the T/LC Portal Informational site for more information on notifying the T/LC about take-home tests.
The Teaching/Learning Center's Study Groups provide a forum for students in a class to work together for studying and learning. A major goal of study groups is to empower students and help them be responsible for their own learning. Working together makes learning challenging, meaningful and enjoyable. Groups may operate with a student facilitator or on their own.
Faculty can participate in this program by:
Structured Learning Assistance
Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) is an instructional academic support model designed to promote graduation and retention by increasing pass rates in developmental courses which are at high risk. The SLA program currently covers ENG090, MTH092, and sections of MTH096 taught in conjunction with MTH092.
A Facilitator conducts out-of-class workshops which are required for all students in the class. Facilitators are professionals with degrees or experienced student tutors. Time for the workshops is listed along with class time in the course schedule. Students know these expectations before choosing to enroll in a SLA course.
Faculty who teach developmental classes will be notified of the assigned Facilitator. You may also recommend or request particular facilitators. Faculty are requested to:
Students have five ways to get help on-line with classes, coursework, study skills, and T/LC services. Online questions will be answered by the professional staff within 24 hours.
Learning Strategies Instruction
Instruction in learning strategies such as time management, test-taking, and problem-solving is available for individual students through walk-in tutoring and Internet links. T/LC staff can give presentations on learning strategies in your classroom. Just contact any staff member and tell us what topic(s) you'd like covered and how long a presentation you would like (10 minutes to an hour).
Teaching/Learning Center, A110
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710