University Learning Center

Faculty Support

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 with language you may want to copy-and-paste into your syllabus in order to inform students about our services.

ULC information for your Students

We have created this PowerPoint with ULC info that you can share with your students.

See this handout for ways to prepare your students for a productive experience utilizing Writing Services.

See this handout for ways to prepare your students for a productive tutoring appointment.

ULC Handouts

Please use any of our handouts (Math, Study Skills, Writing) in your classes.

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 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.

Online, synchronous tutoring is available for select classes via Zoom

Instructions for your students available here

Study Skills Curricula and Workshops

The ULC maintains "ULC Resources for Instructors" courses on both Blackboard and Canvas. There, you'll find information about our services, study skills workshops, and—should you care to incorporate such lessons into your courses—study skills curricula for reading and note-making, testing strategies, and time management. To access either course, contact Nick Crawford.  

You can also request that the ULC deliver one of our six Academic Achievement workshops. Find more information here

Do you know a student who might benefit from more intensive study skills mentoring? Use this form to refer them to our office. 

 Teaching Links

The following links may be useful when designing assignments for your classes: