The University Learning Center is committed to providing effective learning support for UNCW students and welcomes faculty feedback concerning our services. Faculty who wish to discuss assignments or how the University Learning Center can better support their academic goals should contact our office and arrange a meeting with the appropriate staff person.
ULC information for your Syllabus
We have created a ULC document (PDF) with language you may want to copy-and-paste into your syllabus in order to inform students about our services.
ULC Statement About Take-Home Exams and Quizzes
Students who seek academic support through the University Learning Center (ULC) value the opportunity to work collaboratively with successful and more experienced peers. We train our peer tutors to help students develop their knowledge through questioning and resource usage, to provide critical feedback to work-in-progress, and to demonstrate problem-solving skills that can be applied to academic work.
On occasion, a student will request help with problems or questions that have been assigned as part of a take-home examination or quiz; typically students are unaware that this is inappropriate but, on occasion, a student is actively attempting to get help when they should be working independently. Tutors are instructed to refuse help to students who request assistance with take-home exams or quizzes unless the instructions clearly state that outside assistance is acceptable. However, tutors cannot always tell when a student's questions derive from an exam and they may inadvertently help a student with work that the student is meant to do alone.
Despite our best efforts, we cannot always prevent this abuse of the ULC without your help. If you give a take-home exam or assign other work for which you do not want students to receive tutorial support, please let us know. You can e-mail copies of these assignments to email@example.com. In this message, please let us know whether or not tutorial support is acceptable.
Faculty Recommendations for the Hiring of Tutors
We welcome faculty recommendations for students who may be interested in working as a tutor. Please review our student employment page and encourage any student who is interested in becoming a tutor to visit the ULC office and and complete an application.