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About Us

The Science Learning Center (SLC) is an interdisciplinary resource center sponsored by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) to support teaching and learning in the natural sciences at the University of Michigan. The natural science disciplines at the U of M include astronomy, biology, biophysics, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences and physics.

The SLC Main Branch is located adjacent to the atrium of the Chemistry Building on Central Campus. The SLC Main Branch is home to several areas of activity including computer labs, meeting alcoves, individual and group study space, a tutoring Help Room, and a loan desk for reserve and research materials.

The SLC Satellite Location in 2165 Undergraduate Science Building houses a study lounge, team rooms, and computers.

Mission Statement

The Science Learning Center (SLC) provides inclusive spaces and opportunities for undergraduate students to collaborate and learn in the natural sciences. Through coordinated efforts with LSA faculty and staff and the use of evidence-based practices, the SLC offers peer-led study groups, tutoring, and other programs to actively engage all students in their learning and empower them to reach their academic, personal, and career goals.

Core Values

  • Inclusiveness: The SLC focuses on providing welcoming and inclusive learning spaces and programming that can be adapted to meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, collaborators, and the College.
  • Connection & Collaboration: Through our academic services and physical spaces, we enable students to connect with each other, their subject matter, their instructors, and SLC staff in meaningful ways.
  • Expertise: Students seek out and participate in our programs and services because of the content expertise of our facilitators, tutors, and GSIs, as well as the broader learning strategies and support we provide.
  • Robust Resources: Our resources, including our instruction and meeting spaces, collections and computing infrastructure, are accessible, usable, and desirable for our academic community, and we engage in ongoing ┬áresource assessment based on 21st century research and learning models.