OCTET

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching

Student Resources – Map and Directory

Find relevant resources on the map below.  The directory below the map gives more detailed information and links to each office.

This is a list of resources for students to receive assistance in technology issues, academic support, and other resources that students may need during their time at Oberlin.

Map ↓ Click the symbol to the left of the title to see the map legend.  You can click on different places in the legend and map to find them easily and get more information.

Writing Center (WC)
  • Mudd first floor & Mudd 052
  • lmcmillin@oberlin.edu
  • Hours M-Th 7pm -12 am;Sunday 2pm-12 am
The Writing Center operates three programs: 1) The Writing Center in the Academic Commons offers peer support for writing in any class or assignments on a drop-in and appointment basis (located in the Academic Commons, first floor Mud). . 2)  Course Writing Associates provide peer-led assistance on writing tied to specific courses/assignments. 3) Speaking Associates offer help with presentations and other speaking skills for the classroom (in the Writing Center, first floor Mudd).
 Oberlin College Media Center  (OCMC)
  • 1st floor Mudd
  • 440 775-8345
  • ocmc@oberlin.edu
  • Open Sun-TR, 5-9pm
The Oberlin College Media Center (OCMC), operated by OCTET, is located on the first floor of Mudd and connects technically trained students with courses, faculty, staff, and other students to increase media literacy, exploration, and innovation. Drop-in assistance Sun-Thurs 7-11pm.
The Quantitative Skills Center  (CLEAR)
  • Science Library,  N176
  • 440 775-6216
  • clear@oberlin.edu
  • Open Sun-TR. 7-11pm
The Quantitative Skills Center is operated by the Center for Learning, Education and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR) and housed in the Science Library and in Mudd first floor. The center is staffed by students from a variety of majors who are trained to support their peers in a large spectrum of quantitative skills, including computation, statistics, software skills, and basic mathematics skills. No appointment is necessary. Drop-in hours are posted on our website, along with more information.
 Blackboard Help (OCTET)
  • Mudd 052
  • 440 775-8345
  • octet@oberlin.edu
  • Open M-F, 9-4pm
Help related to Blackboard and online course resources. We can help you better navigate the computer based learning tools and resources available on campus.
Library Liaisons (LL) Library Liaisons coordinate efforts in assigned subject areas and provide support for students on research, material collection, and planning.
  • Mudd first floor
  • By appointment and individual offices
Library Reserve Reserve FAQ for Conservatory: http://oberlin.edu/library/cons/reserves/index.html
Reserve Procedures for College: http://www.oberlin.edu/library/reserve/procedures.html
  •  440 775-5136
Audio / Visual Services (A/V) AV provides equipment to be used for classes and other curriculum related projects.
  • 4th floor Mudd
  • 440 775-8757
  • av@oberlin.edu
  • Open M-F 8:30-8pm
Center for Information Technology (CIT) help desk
  • 1st floor Mudd
  • 440 775-9197
  • cit@oberlin.edu
  • Open
    • M-TR 9-9pm
    • F 9-6pm
    • Sat 12-5pm
    • Sun 12-9pm
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 Rm. G-27
  • 440 775-5588
  • ods@oberlin.edu
  • Open M-F 8-5pm
    year round
Support for students with disabilities to secure accommodations in courses and living environments. Will assist students with exam and lecture accommodations.

 

Student Help and resource Exchange (SHARE) Referral
 Provided by the Dean of Students office
  • Wilder Hall, Room 105
  • 440 775 8462
  • deanofstudents@oberlin.edu
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 Help And Resource 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 (Mon.-Fri.). Using the form below, please describe student behaviors of concern and related information. By referring this behavior, you become an important link in securing a safe and healthy campus environment.SHARE is an addition to the long-standing 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 which class dean is most appropriate, please call the Office of the Dean of Students.
 Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)
http://new.oberlin.edu/office/undergraduate-research/index.dot
  • Peters Hall 127
  • 440 775-6973
  • our@oberlin.edu
 The Office of Undergraduate Research was established in 1995 to help students at the College secure paid research opportunities. The office has worked with faculty in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics, and the Conservatory to provide financial, administrative, and intellectual resources to a diverse group of domestic and international students.
Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
http://new.oberlin.edu/office/multicultural-resource-center/
  • Wilder 208
  • 440 775-8802
  • mrc@oberlin.edu
  • open M-F, 10-5pm
The MRC offers 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.
Career Center
http://new.oberlin.edu/office/career-center/
  • 155 N. Prof St.
  • 440 775-8140
  • career.center@oberlin.edu
  • Open 8:30-5pm or by appointment
Works with students to find internships and off campus learning opportunities as well as working with upcoming graduates to secure work in their field post graduation. They offer resume building workshops, peer drop in hours, and staff appointments to career plan. They also offer funding opportunities for Winter Term and Summer Experiences.
Student Academic Services
https://new.oberlin.edu/office/student-academic-services/
  • Peters, Rm 118
    50 N. Prof. St.
  • 440 775-8464
  • Open 9-5pm
Student Academic Services provides academic support, special advising, and related services to all students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Conservatory of Music. 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.
Bonner Center for Service and Learning
https://new.oberlin.edu/office/bonner-center/faculty-staff/
  • 145 W. Lorain St.
  • 440 775-8055
  • bcsl@oberlin.edu
  • Open 9-5pm
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 the 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.
The Oberlin Workshop and Learning Sessions (OWLS)
http://new.oberlin.edu/office/clear/for-students/
  • see course instructor for details
The Oberlin Workshop and Learning Sessions (OWLS) program is based on the supplemental instruction (SI) model. Sessions are held to complement course lectures and are facilitated by a student—i.e., an OWLS leader—who has taken the course previously and attends class alongside the current students. OWLS is not a replacement for one-on-one tutoring or professor office hours, but does offer a fun and free method that positively impacts student learning. For information on what courses are supported by OWLS in the fall, please see the Center for Learning, Education and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR) website.
Tutorial Program
  • Peters Hall Rm 118
  • 440 775-8464
  • Open 9-5pm
Tutorial Program Tutorial services are offered free of charge for all enrolled full-time students. Peer tutors are provided for students experiencing academic difficulties in their coursework. For tutoring help in all Arts and Sciences classes and some Conservatory classes, please contact Donna Young in the Center for Student Success at 775-8464 (Peters Hall #118).  Operated by Student Academic Sucess (SAS).
Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD)
  • See course catalog
Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD) courses are credit-bearing courses that have the goal of empowering students to be successful in all academic course, with offerings in areas such as study strategies, reading strategies, quantitative skills, stress reduction, peer helping skills, and individual studies. Please see course catalog under Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD) for fall listings. Operated by SAS.

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