Learning Support

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Blackboard Help / Issues

Mudd 052
Open M-F 9-4p
Help related to Blackboard.

The Writing Center & Speaking Center

Oberlin College Library – Mudd Center, 1st Floor
148 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
440-775-8285 (library)
440-775-6601 (Laurie McMillin, Chair/Professor of Rhetoric and Composition)
Hours M-Th 7p-12a, Sun 2p-12a
The Writing Center provides free drop-in writing consultation for students working on academic assignments for any class and on any topic. The Center is staffed by student
Writing Associates and welcomes all writers to a private one-on-one writing session
throughout the semester at any stage of their writing process.

The Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences

CLEAR Quantitative Skills Center  – help with assignments of a quantitative nature

Science Center A263
119 Woodland Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Open Sun-Th 7-11p
The CLEAR Center aims to help students strengthen their understanding of quantitative and formal reasoning skills by providing peer support and tutoring as well as workshops
and learning sessions for basic and advanced math and quantitative skills common across different disciplines.

Center for Information Technology (CIT) Help Desk- problems with your accounts or hardware

1st Floor Mudd
M-Th 9-9p
F 9-6p
Sat 12-5p
Sun 12-9p
Support with accounts (PRESTO, ObieID) and hardware issues.

Office of Disabilities Services (ODS)

Peters Hall Room G-27
Open M-F 8-5p
Support for students with disabilities to secure accommodations in courses and living
environments. Will assist students with exam and lecture accommodations.

Student Help and Resources Exchange (SHARE) Referral

Provided by the Dean of Students office
Wilder Hall, Room 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 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.

Tutoring Services

There are several ways to access free tutoring services at Oberlin College. Peer tutors
provide individual and group tutoring for many classes through Student Academic
Success Programs Tutorial Program. The CLEAR Center offers drop-in tutoring
specifically for quantitative skills required to succeed in the sciences. Other academic
departments and/or teaching faculty may provide tutors and/or tutoring services as part
of the curriculum. Students are encouraged to ask course instructor(s) for more

Library Liaisons (LL)

1st Floor Mudd
By appointment and individual offices
Library Liaisons coordinate efforts in assigned subject areas and provide support for
students on research, material collection, and planning.

Oberlin College Media Center (OCMC) – assistance with projects/assignments involving specific software, 3D printing, video, audio, web development

1st Floor Mudd
to set up an appointment — send us an email with the problem, we’ll get back to you asap
The Oberlin College Media Center (OCMC), operated by OCTET, is an on-demand service that connects technically trained students with courses, faculty, staff, and other students to increase media literacy, exploration, innovation and helps students to fulfill or extend class assignments.

Student Academic Success Programs

Peters Hall, Room 118
50 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Student Academic Success Programs provide academic supports and related services
to all Oberlin College and Conservatory Students. Example services include tutoring,
Learning Assistance Programs and Classes, and special advising.

Audio/Visual Services (A/V)

4th Floor Mudd
Open M-F 8:30a-8p
A/V provides equipment to be used for classes and other curriculum related projects.


Academic Advising Resource Center/Registrar (AARC)

Carnegie Building
101 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Academic Advising Resource Center/Registrar (AARC) staff are available to assist
students with course selections and scheduling, academic and degree planning, and
registration. Students are invited to meet in person with an AARC advisor and/or to use
online tools to help them stay on track academically.

Faculty Office Hours

Students are strongly encouraged to notify their assigned academic/major advisor and
course instructor(s) of any questions or concerns they may have. Oberlin’s faculty and
staff can assist students directly and indirectly, by connecting them with other campus

Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD)

Learning Enhancements Across Disciplines (LEAD) courses are credit-bearing courses
that have the goal of empowering students to be successful in all academic courses,

with offerings in areas such as study strategies, reading strategies, quantitative skills,
stress reduction, peer helping skills, and individual studies. Please see our course
catalog under Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines (LEAD) for upcoming
semester listings. Operated by SAS

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

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Carnegie Building 204
52 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is available to assist any member of the
Oberlin community who may have questions or concerns specific to issues of
non-discrimination and harassment.

Office of the Dean of Students

Wilder Hall, Room 105
135 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Staff of Office of the Dean of Students will advise students about academic and
personal matters and help them identify appropriate campus resources.

The Oberlin Workshop and Learning Sessions (OWLS)

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 it does offer a fun and
free method that positively impacts student learning. For information on what courses
are supported by OWLS in the current semester, please see the Center for Learning,
Education, and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR) website.

Resource Librarian

Oberlin College Library
148 West College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
You can ask a librarian by scheduling a one-on-one research appointment, emailing,
calling on chatting online.

Special Advising

Students often have general questions or concerns about their college experience.
Oberlin has special advising in place to help students connect with appropriate campus
and community supports. These include Peer Advising Leaders (PALS) for first-year
students, the Student Help and Resource Exchange (SHARE) in the event of
concerning behavior, and special advising (i.e., first-generation, low-income) through
the Center for Student Success.

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