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1 Working to support and enhance our students’ academic journey

2 UTLC History April 2008 - President Jacobs announces that a “new entity” will be established “to organizationally house many of the functions essential to extreme student centeredness.” August 2008 – Provost Haggett announces the creation of the UT Learning Collaborative which will couple student services and programs designed to enrich the undergraduate experience

3 UTLC Mission Statement The mission of the UTLC is to lead in the design and delivery of innovative and effective programs and support services for student access, retention and success. As a gateway and a catalyst for lifelong learning, the UTLC promotes students’ self discovery and the achievement of their academic goals. We engage a diverse student population in a holistic and humanistic manner through collegial and community partnerships.

4 The UTLC supports and enhances the academic journey by: Increasing access to higher education Improving academic success and retention Transforming the existing curriculum through experiential learning and undergraduate research opportunities Providing a range of services for adults and transfer students

5 UTLC Consists Of… 1 college 18 departments 87 faculty and staff 140 student and temp workers

6 Gateway Programs QUEST students Transition students High School Outreach Initiatives Post Secondary Enrollment Options Dual Enrollment TECHS Office of EXCELlence EXCEL Program Upward Bound TRIO Student Support Services

7 College of Adult and Lifelong Learning Degree-granting college within the UTLC Adult Liberal Studies (ALS) Interdisciplinary Studies, Individualized Program (IDVP) Formerly University College Degree Programs Specialize in adult education, degree completion options, PLA (prior learning assessments)

8 Supporting the Academic Journey New Student Orientation Rocket Launch, Rocket Transition, New Student Convocation First Year Experience Beginning the Academic Journey course MapWorks

9 Supporting the Academic Journey UT Testing Services Memorial Field House – make-up testing for MC classes, placement testing and Compass testing for incoming students Scott Park Campus – certification, licensure and educational exams (GRE, CLEP, Praxis, MCAT, Social Work Licensure Exam, Athletic Trainer Certification, IT Certification for Cisco, COMP TIA and Novell)

10 Supporting the Academic Journey Office of Accessibility Accommodations and support services for students, faculty and staff Learning Enhancement Center Academic assistance for all students drop-in tutoring (math, foreign languages, biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy & physiology, accounting, finance) On-line tutoring supplemental instruction – peer led study sessions

11 Supporting the Academic Journey Office of International Student Services Helps international students adjust to life at UT Provide orientation, assistance with visa requirements, housing, banking and health insurance Student-Athletic Academic Services Support services designed for academic enrichment, retention and life skill development of student athletes

12 Supporting the Academic Journey Career Services Career advising and assessments On- and off-campus jobs and internships Major and career exploration Mock interviews Job search assistance Career and job fairs

13 Supporting the Academic Journey Student Customer Service Formerly known as Ombudsman Helps with resolution of student concerns, sensitive/confidential issues, complaints about an office or service at UT, determining whether a UT policy or procedure was applied unfairly

14 Enhancing the Academic Journey Honors Program Designed to meet the needs of highly motivated and academically talented students Office of Undergraduate Research Students initiate discussions with faculty about research projects and submit their proposal for consideration Students are awarded stipends to support their projects

15 Enhancing the Academic Journey Office of Academic Engagement Study Abroad Study Away Camp Adventure Washington Center Internship Program Service Learning and Community Outreach

16 Thank You!

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