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Learning Development Center
Students from all levels of achievement and experience can learn better ways of learning, and can learn additional information in various fields. These opportunities are given so every student can work to increase his or her potential.
Students with disabilities who have been admitted to the University are eligible for reasonable accommodations including tutors, notetakers, and extended time on exams. Arrangements for accommodations are made by contacting the Director of the Learning Development Center.
The Learning Development Center (LDC) attempts to help students through the math lab, English lab, supplemental course instruction, and microcomputer lab. The labs can help students through learning problems which may occur. The math and English labs have both peer tutoring and faculty tutoring.
Many computer programs are available for general use. Some of the programs include word processing, practice programs in use of grammar, tutoring in algebra, and learning games in general chemistry.
Several introductory courses in various departments have Supplemental Course Instruction (SCI). SCI involves an exemplary student conducting study sessions each week which anyone enrolled in the course may attend. The session leader helps fellow students with material from the course, and also demonstrates how to study.
The aim of people associated with the LDC is to give all students the chance for increased success in academics. The focus is to move the individual as far as possible into solving problems.
The purposes of the LDC are (1) to provide supplemental instruction in content areas; (2) to provide the means for gaining study skills; (3) to help students who are under-prepared in English and/or mathematics; (4) to help students who need tutoring in specific courses in mathematics and English; (5) to provide instruction in basic skills such as fractions and sentence structure; (6) to service a content area relevant to basic skills and problem-solving; and (7) to provide a central facility for training in tutoring.