Mission and Goals
The mission of University College’s Learning Center is to enhance the academic success of Ball State students by providing free peer tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and workshops covering a variety of academic issues. In addition, the Learning Center serves as a scholarly pre-professional experience for undergraduate and graduate student employees. Finally, the Center strives to impact the extended university community through faculty development efforts, learning technologies, and outreach programs at other sites.
Provide an educational opportunity for each postsecondary student admitted to the university.
Develop in each student the skills necessary for the attainment of academic, career, and life goals.
Maintain the university’s academic standards by providing academic assistance through peer tutoring, workshops, Supplemental Instruction, and review sessions which pertain to specific classes as well as broader academic skills.
Enhance the retention of students.
Continue professional training of the coordinators and tutors so that current theories, research, and teaching strategies can be implemented within the program.
Guide students to reach their academic potential while realizing the benefits of academic collaboration.
The Learning Center will provide the academic support services needed to ensure academic success and enrollment.
Students who participate in Supplemental Instruction will develop study skills and a greater understanding of course content, and they will successfully complete high-risk courses.
Students who attend tutoring sessions will be successful in gaining study skills and content knowledge in a relaxed, informal learning environment with their peers. They will benefit from interactive tutoring sessions that focus on problem-solving and critical reading and thinking.
Students who attend study skills workshops will benefit from strategies that will enhance their academic success.
All students with disabilities who are registered with the Office of Disability Services and choose to take advantage of our test proctoring services will receive accommodations that are flexible, individualized, and confidential.
All tutors and SI leaders will benefit from a pre-professional instructional experience.
The Learning Center
North Quad (NQ), Room 350
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: Academic Year: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Summer: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.