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.
To reserve computers for classes, please submit your request using our online form.
Please supply your own copy of the item (book, handout, video, 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. E-mail us for further information.
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 8 meeting alcoves, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line GSI Office Hours Request.
Visit the Study Group Program Faculty Page where you can read the Faculty FAQ or request a group for your course.
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 e-mail us with your suggestions.
The SLC maintains a small collection of guidebooks written with the college instructor and researcher in mind. E-mail us if you would like to borrow any of the items listed below. We can send them to you through campus mail.
Some of our latest acquisitions include:
- A Field Guide for Science Writers, by Deborah Blum and Mary Knudson, Oxford University Press, 1997 — This is the official guide of the the National Association of Science Writers
- The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, by Scott L. Montgomery, University of Chicago Press, 2003 — Practical and concise
- Successful College Teaching: Problem-Solving Strategies of Distinguished Professors, by Sharon A. Baiocca and Jamie N. DeWaters, Allyn and Bacon, 1998 — Teaching strategies of award-winning professors
- Favorite Demonstrations for College Science, by Brian R. Schmaefsky, editor, National Science Teachers Association NSTA Press, 2004 — Seeing is remembering
- Teaching Tips: Innovations in Undergraduate Science Instruction, edited by Marvin Druger, Eleanor D. Siebert and Linda W. Crow, Society of College Science Teachers, NSTA Press, 2004 — A collection of Society of College Science Teachers most effective and engaging teaching techniques
- Innovative Techniques for Large-Group Instruction, National Science Teachers Association, NSTA Press, 2002 — Proven supplements to lectures