Since opening in 2017, the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) supplements and advances education in the College of Business. Students, faculty and staff benefit from the programming offered including tutoring, workshops and panels.
The center held more than 9,000 tutoring visits since 2018 with 2,747 of them taking place last spring – a record-breaking feat while serving 686 students. The free service connects students of any major taking a business course with a trained peer to help review course material or break down difficult to understand concepts.
With more than 30 tutors covering over 30 business courses, the center also trains and certifies every tutor using the International Center for Supplemental Instruction’s curriculum. For many students like Eleanor Dunning, a junior business administration major, working with a tutor becomes an integral part of their learning experience.
Faculty also benefit from programming, with workshops and panels centered on teaching, technology, assessment, pedagogy and course design. As the new faculty director of the TLC, Sam Allgood, Edwin J. Faulkner Professor of Economics, plans to support classroom learning for professors.
Currently, the TLC is piloting a new Learning Assistant Program, who provide specific support to instructors, in addition to tutoring the course through in-class activity facilitation, grading assistance, course communications and individualized student check-ins. The program looks to expand instructor impact and strengthen student engagement.
To donate to the TLC, go to: go.unl.edu/TLCfund
Teaching and Learning Center Points of Pride
Published: January 26, 2023
free tutoring available from trained peer tutors
Employs 33 tutors
across 33 courses
Visited by record-breaking
students last semester