Find relevant offices on the map below. The directory below the map gives more detailed information and links to each office.
If you need assistance with or have questions about developing, managing, or presenting course related assignments or materials, here are a few points of contact. Also listed are offices that can help with administrative aspects of teaching and scholarship, as well as with student issues.
Online Help With Using Blackboard
Gertrude B. Lemle Teaching Center (CTIE)
Questions related to teaching. Personal and confidential consultation for faculty on specific classroom issues or concerns. Provide resources on different pedagogical approaches, advice on conducting formative evaluations of your classes and, when requested, confidential classroom observation.
Applications for Peer Mentoring Support
Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching (OCTET)
Open M-F, 8:30-4p
Questions about technology available for teaching and research. Will work with you to find the appropriate tools to achieve your learning objectives in a creative and engaging manner: Blackboard, screencasting, building surveys, online tools for blogging, creating websites, building creative assignments, mapping, using google, …
Also provides efficiency tools and software.
Center for Learning, Education, and research in the Sciences (CLEAR)
Science Library, N176
Open Sun-Thurs 7-11p
Looking for extra support for students on quantitative issues. Operates two programs: (1) The Quantitative Skills Center (in the Library) with drop-in student peer tutors for guidance and support in any class on materials or assignments which involve math, computers, or are quantitative in nature. (2) The OWLS program, which provides peer-led group learning sessions tied to specific courses in math and the natural sciences.
Writing Center (WC)
Mudd First Floor
Hours: M-Th 7p-12a;
Looking for extra support for students with writing and speaking issues. Operates three programs: (1) The Writing Center (first floor Mudd and Mudd 052) with drop-in student peer tutors for guidance and support in any class on materials or assignments involving writing. (2) Course Writing Associates who provide peer-led assistance on writing tied to specific courses/assignments. (3) Speaking Writing Associates who provide help with presentations and other speaking skills for the classroom (Mudd 052).
Additional information on teaching writing.
Library Liaisons (LL)
Mudd First Floor
By appointment and individual offices
Assistance in navigating the library resources. Coordinate efforts in assigned subject areas and collaborate with faculty on materials selection, budget management, and collection management issues.
Putting materials on reserve for students in your classes.
Audio/Visual Services (A/V)
4th Floor Mudd
Open: M-F 8:30-8p
Trouble with classroom equipment or in need of additional equipment. Provides equipment to be rented for classes and support for video conferencing activities.
Center for Information Technology (CIT) Help Desk
1st Floor Mudd
Open: 9a Weekdays
Noon on Weekends
Issues with logins, accounts, printing, and computers. Support with accounts (PRESTO, ObieID) and hardware issues. If you need help with your laptop or printer troubles, access the help desk.
Office of Disabilities Services (ODS)
Peters Hall 116/118
Questions about working with students with disabilities. Mostly for students with disabilities to help them adjust to the ways in which faculty present information The office will assist you in making your course accessible not only to students with disabilities, but to all students, such as those who need exam accommodations.
Office of Foundation, Government, and Corporate Grants (OFGCG)
1st Floor Cox
Funding for special projects related to teaching. E.g. fund for hiring a student teaching assistant, developing a new course, or enhancing one already being taught. See site for details and deadlines.
Student Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) Referral
Provided by the Office of the Dean of Students
Wilder Hall 105
This form can be used to refer a student whose behavior may appear distressed or disruptive and may be a cause of concern. The Student Hep and Resources Exchange (SHARE) team reviews the information you provide, takes the most appropriate level of action, and makes the necessary referrals and support during business hours. In the form, please describe student behaviors of concern and relevant information. By referring this behavior, you become an important part of securing a safe and healthy campus environment.
SHARE is an addition to the long-sanding support resources already in place. If you are unsure about a situation or have questions, you can always contact a class dean. If you are uncertain about which class dean is appropriate, please call the Office of the Dean of Students.
Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
Peters Hall 127
The Office of Undergraduate Research was established in 1955 to help students at the College secure paid research opportunities. The office works with faculty in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the Conservatory to provide financial, administrative, and intellectual resources to a diverse group of domestic and international students.
Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
Open: M-F 10-5p
The MRC offers a wide array of resources and support for students. There are four Community Coordinators representing the Asian and Pacific Islander Diaspora, the Africana Diaspora, the Latinx Diaspora, and Queer communities on campus. They offer support and coordinate events for these communities, as well as offer a space for the groups to meet.
155 N. Professor St.
Open: 8:30-5p, or by appointment
Works with students to find internships and off campus learning opportunities as well as working with upcoming graduates to secure jobs in their field post graduation. They offer resume building workshops, drop–in hours, and staff appointments to career plan. They also offer funding opportunities for Winter Term and Summer Experiences.
Student Academic Services
Student Academic Services provides academic support, special advising, and related services to all students enrolled in the College and Conservatory. In addition to the services provided to all students, focused services are directed to first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities. Academic services coordinated by the Office of Student Academic Services include workshops, credit-bearing courses, tutoring, and individual academic sessions.
Conservatory and College Dean’s Offices
Bonner Center for Services and Learning
145 W. Lorain St.
At Oberlin College, community-based learning (CBL) is a pedagogy, i.e. a method of teaching where faculty members integrate community engaged research and/or community service in guiding students to meet the academic goals of their course. Such approaches to instruction enable students to reflect on their learning both within and outside the classroom, thereby integrating course goals and civic participation. Best practices for a CBL course include opportunities for orientation reflection, evaluation, and even celebration.