Faculty Resources

The SLC provides programs and services to support science learning across LSA.
Let us know what we can do to help you teach your classes and to support student learning.

Reserve SLC Computers for Classes

To reserve computers for classes, please submit your request using our online submit your request using our online form.

Place Materials on Reserve at the SLC

Please supply your own copy of the item (book, handout, DVD, CD, etc.) for placement at the SLC. Students with a valid MCard may borrow materials placed on reserve from the SLC front desk. Most course reserve materials are designated "2-Hour Room Use" although other arrangements may be made. Email us for further information.

Submit GSI Office Hours Schedules

Many GSIs hold office hours at the SLC. In fact, some terms bring as many as 75 different GSIs from more than a dozen courses. With only eight meeting alcoves at the SLC Main Branch and three team rooms at the SLC Satellite Location, scheduling can be a challenge. Therefore, we ask that you submit your requests early and allow us up to 48 hours to process your request. Please submit a master list showing all of your GSI's names, uniqnames, and requested days/times. Send the master list to slcgsiofficehours@umich.edu with the subject line GSI Office Hours Request.

Find out about the SLC Study Group Program

Visit the Study Group Program Faculty Page where you can read the Faculty FAQ or request a group for your course.

Request the Purchase of New Materials

We are always interested in hearing from you about items we might purchase that would enhance our collections. The SLC collections currently include science study guides, general study skills handbooks, science videos and software, science career development materials, a growing collection of journals and a circulating collection of books on a variety of science topics. Please email us with your suggestions.

Professional Development Materials for Science Educators

The SLC maintains a collection of monographs, guidebooks, handbooks, etc. written with the college educator and researcher in mind. You can read through a full list of the approximately 150 titles in the SLC's Professional Reading Collection. There you'll find books about a wide range of topics including learning assessment, college teaching, mindset and grit, peer learning, first-generation students, persistence in STEM, and much, much more!

E-mail us if you would like to borrow any of the items listed. We can send them to you through campus mail or even deliver them to your office! If you prefer to browse through the bookshelves at the SLC, send an e-mail to slc@umich.edu and we can provide you with easy access.