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About the Learning Center

The Learning Center is part of University College, which offers student-centered programs and services that enhance students’ success. The Learning Center offers free tutoring for many courses, writing, and study skills.

Testing accommodations for students with disabilities are available for students who have received the appropriate documentation from Disability Services. Tests may be administered in the Learning Center. 

Supplemental Instruction is available in select courses during the academic year (SI is not available during the summer semester). If you have an SI leader for your course, that person will provide students with information the first week of school regarding weekly study sessions.

Mission

The mission of the Learning Center is to enhance the academic success of Ball State University students by providing free peer tutoring, Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, both in-person and online, as well as testing accommodations for students with disabilities.  In addition, the Learning Center serves as a scholarly pre-professional experience for undergraduate and graduate student employees.  Finally, the Learning Center strives to impact the extended university community through collaboration with faculty and staff and through outreach programs.

The Learning Center employs equitable training and tutoring practices to accommodate and empower Ball State University’s diverse student population and to fulfill our role in the university’s commitment to an inclusive, equitable learning environment. 

Goals

Maintain the University’s commitment to the promotion of student success by providing academic assistance through peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, testing accommodations for students with disabilities, and program development which pertains to specific classes as well as broader academic skills.

  • Develop in each student the skills necessary for the attainment of academic, career, and life goals. 
  • Contribute to the retention rate of first-year students. 
  • Contribute to the four-year graduation rate of first-year students. 
  • Continue professional training of the professional and student staff so that current theories, research, and teaching strategies are implemented within the program. 
  • Guide students to reach their academic potential while realizing the benefits of academic collaboration.
  • Train student staff on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. 

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