The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) was formed on UC’s campus in 2007, and it has undergone a radical transformation over the past six years.
Since this time, we have expanded, relocated, and developed new support programming for UC students. Our inaugural programs, Peer Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI), have grown by more than fivefold and now serve students in every college. We have also added Academic Coaching, the Math and Science Support (MASS) Center, the Academic Writing Center (AWC), and Learning Assistants to our array of services. We offer dozens of workshops across campus on student success, college-level composition, and numerous other topics that help students at UC persist towards their degree. Across all these programs, the LAC serves more than 5,000 students per year and employs around 200 outstanding student staff members.
In addition to direct student service, we have forged partnerships across the university to make our services more accessible to students, or to supplement resources available via other UC entities. For instance, nearly five years ago, we began to offer Academic Alert interventions via our coaching and tutoring programs with the college of Arts and Sciences. We now provide interventions for at-risk students for four colleges and serve more than 500 students per year.
Our Peer Tutoring program oversees all tutoring provided to Student Athletes, and has developed satellite tutoring locations with both the library and our African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC). In addition to being housed within Langsam Library, our Academic Writing Center recruits and trains tutors via a tutoring pedagogy course offered by the English Department. One of the largest programs in the office, Supplemental Review Sessions (SRSs) is co-offered as a credit-bearing class to help students succeed in calculus series courses.
These are just a few of the innovative methods we've identified over the past five years to increase the reach and impact of our wonderful student staff members. If you’re interested in learning more about any individual program, the menu bar to the left provides detailed introductions to each program. We also have information on joining the LAC student staff, including GPA requirements and position expectations. You can find this information under "Student Employment."
If you're interested in learning more about study strategies, organizational skills, or even select composition and mathematics competencies, check out our Learning Resources library. We have created dozens of passive and interactive resources that students can access when they cannot visit us directly.
We hope that all UC students will utilize our services during their time at UC, whether virtually or in-person. If you have any questions about our services, or have any ideas for increasing student achievement and satisfaction, please feel free to reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org