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Academic Learning Center

Student Information

Services

The College Reading and Learning Center helps students transition to college-level reading and learning expectations at UNI. Students work with trained and certified academic coaches to develop and apply effective college reading, learning, study, and time management strategies by signing up for workshops, scheduling appointments, or walking in. While appointments are not always necessary, contact the College Reading and Learning Center at 008 ITTC or (319) 273-2361 to ensure that an Academic Coach is available at a time convenient for you. Additionally, students can register for workshops and GRE Verbal preparation courses at www.uni.edu/unialc.
 

We offer:

  • Individualized sessions
  • Workshops, courses, study groups, and presentations
  • Supportive Seminars (for details see "Campus Tutoring Services" on the Sidebar)
  • Faculty consultation
  • Non-credit workshops for GRE Verbal preparation

 

FAQs

What is an Academic Coach?

Academic coaches are trained and certified peers who work with you to improve your college reading, learning, and studying skills. Your academic coach will help you determine your personal learning style by assessing your strengths and weaknesses. Together you will devise a plan for organizing your schedule and developing a reading and learning process that will help you succeed in college and beyond. Your coach will help you implement your plan and coach you to stay on track with scheduled follow-up meetings.

Who does the College Reading and Learning Center serve?

Services are ONLY offered to currently-enrolled UNI students.

What are the College Reading and Learning Center’s hours?

During the academic year, the College Reading and Learning Center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday on an appointment basis. During the summer session, the College Reading and Learning Center is open from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday also by appointment only.

How do I schedule an appointment?

Schedule an appointment by calling (319) 273-6023 or visiting ITTC 008.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please bring your textbook(s), course syllabi, class notes, and a writing utensil to your appointment.

What do I do if I can’t make it to my appointment?

You MUST notify us IN ADVANCE if you are unable to keep your appointment. Students who cancel or don't show up for three or more scheduled appointments will lose access to the College Reading and Learning Center for the semester. Call the College Reading and Learning Center at (319) 273-2361 to notify us if you have to cancel or reschedule.

What happens if I don’t show up to my appointment?

Students who cancel or don’t show up for three or more scheduled appointments will lose access to the College Reading and Learning Center for the semester.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, your appointment slot will NOT be guaranteed.