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 Instructional Faculty

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 books of interest include:

  • The First-Generation Student Experience: Implications for Campus Practice, and Strategies for Improving Persistence and Success, by Jeff Davis. Stylus Publishing, 2010.
  • The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, by Richard Dawkins, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Assessment in Science: Practical Experiences and Education Research, Edited by Maureen McMahon, Patricia Simmons, Randy Sommers, Diane DeBaets, Frank Crawley. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press, 2006.
  • Helping Sophomores Succeed: Understanding and Improving the Second-year Experience, by Mary Stuart Hunter, Barbara F. Tobolowsky, John N. Gardner, Scott E. Evenbeck, Jerry A. Pattengale, Molly A. Schaller, Laurie A. Schreiner, and associates. Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2010.
  • College Science Teachers Guide to Assessment, Edited by Thomas R. Lord, Donald P. French, Linda W. Crow. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Press, 2009.