University Teaching and Learning Center
Susan Lesyk, Center Director
68 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall
The University Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) offers information, resources, and guidance to students who would like to improve learning and enhance the quality of their course work.
Free, drop-in tutoring for mathematics, writing, and first-year language is available throughout the week on the fourth floor of Knight Library in TLC Sky Studio. Writing and language tutors hold sessions and offer feedback, allowing students to take the next step in their studies. For math help, tutors circulate throughout the room to clarify concepts in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.
For consistent, ongoing help throughout the term, students might consider small-group tutoring. Groups of six or fewer students meet two hours a week for support in specific math, language, and science courses. For individual tutoring and costs, contact the center office, where a tutor database for many UO courses is maintained.
One-to-three credit courses offer strategies to improve the quality of course work, enhance learning, and boost academic confidence. Subjects include time management, test-taking, critical thinking, speed reading, and more.
Learning skills specialists are available to meet students on an individual basis to discuss specific concerns, suggest alternative approaches to studying or completing course work, and introduce center resources that help students reach their educational goals.
Each fall, the center's Get Savvy program features free workshops on topics related to academic success. Additional sessions on topics such as maximizing time or midterm examinations are available throughout the year.
The center offers preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, Graduate Management Admission Test, and Medical College Admission Test. These test preparation workshops are designed to reduce test anxiety and help students gain knowledge, skills, practice, and confidence.
In addition to services available to all students, the center houses programs that address the needs of specific student populations.
Class Encore provides small-group study sessions for large classes that allow students to get together once a week outside of class to discuss course concepts, ask questions, and collaborate to solve problems. Sessions are led by students who previously excelled in the course. Participation is free and open to all students enrolled in the class. classencore.uoregon.edu
The Health Professions Program provides guidance and resources for students interested in pursuing careers in health fields. Advisors help students make informed curricular choices, find enriching opportunities, and prepare competitive graduate school applications. healthprofessions.uoregon.edu
Student Support Services provides students comprehensive support, including academic and personal counseling, study skills workshops, and assistance securing financial aid and scholarships. As a college retention program, it helps qualifying undergraduates meet the rigors of higher education. Eligible students must be lower-income, first-generation, or have a documented disability. triosss.uoregon.edu
The McNair Scholars Program prepares qualified juniors and seniors for graduate study. Scholars receive comprehensive support to produce competitive graduate school applications, complete research projects in their field, and locate funding sources for advanced study. The program’s limited size provides a close-knit community while helping students gain a broad understanding of research and university culture. Eligible students must be lower-income, first-generation, or from groups underrepresented in graduate education. mcnair.uoregon.edu
PathwayOregon covers tuition and fees and provides comprehensive support to eligible students. Advisors assist students in making choices that help them achieve their academic, personal, and career goals. This program is offered to eligible students at the time of their admission to the University of Oregon. pathwayoregon.uoregon.edu
The Undergraduate Support Program is a first-year program designed for students who have demonstrated the potential, motivation, and commitment to succeed at the University of Oregon, despite having faced obstacles in high school that affected their academic performance. During this yearlong program, students enroll in courses that fulfill university requirements while building knowledge and skills that allow for successful transitions to university-level courses. Students are notified of eligibility at the time of their admission to the University of Oregon. tlc.uoregon.edu/usp
The Teaching Effectiveness Program
Lee Rumbarger, Director
The UO Teaching Effectiveness Program supports teachers across ranks and disciplines, building a resourceful campus teaching culture. Faculty members engage in workshops, seminars, and individual consultations on a wide range of topics, such as innovative assignments, student evaluations, learning objectives, classroom dynamics, mentoring students, and technology in the classroom.
TLC 101. Introduction to University Study. 3 Credits.
Helps students learn, adapt, and apply effective study skills, including strategies for time management, note taking, critical reading, writing, and test preparation.
TLC 199. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.
Addresses specific topics such as time management, reading, writing, testing, presentation skills, and math strategies. Repeatable twice per topic for maximum of 6 credits.
TLC 399. Special Studies: [Topic]. 1-5 Credits.
Repeatable. Topics include grammar and style, research skills, critical thinking, communication, and speed reading.
TLC 408. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.
TLC 409. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.
Repeatable for maximum of 6 credits.
TLC 508. . 1-4 Credits.
TLC 608. Workshop: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.
TLC 609. Practicum: [Topic]. 1-4 Credits.
Repeatable for maximum of 6 credits.