Academic Support Resources
Instructor/Professor Office Hours: All course instructors offer open times when students can drop-in to discuss questions about course content and assessments. Students can find information on how and when they can access office hours on the course syllabus.
Teaching Assistant (TA) - Many STEM courses employ teaching assistants, who are graduate or undergraduate students in the discipline and provide additional support for individuals or small groups.
College of Engineering Resources - Offered within the Seamans Center
- Student Success Workshops: Interactive sessions available for all students, offered throughout the semester. Evidence-based presentation topics include student wellness and self care, time management, practical tips for learning, resiliency, and more.
- Engineering Tutoring: Trained undergraduate tutors provide daily evening support for most courses typically taken in the first three semesters & share review materials before exams.
- Study Tables: Study tables are intended to provide time and space for Engineering Math I (MATH:1550) students to connect with their peers, discuss course content, navigate assignments, and prepare for exams. Being able to collaborate when problem solving is an important skill for engineers to develop and practice. Study tables are offered each week in 3124 Seamans Center on the following days/times: Sundays 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 p.m. Please contact Justine Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
- Hanson Center for Communication: Peer tutors assist students, faculty, and staff with projects, lab reports, presentations, essays, and other communications pieces. The Center offers opportunities to practice individual or group presentations and receive feedback.
Lichtenberger Engineering Library: The Engineering Library is part of the University of Iowa Libraries System. The library features collections, resources (including tools), and spaces to help students create, research, and study.
Peer Advisors: Seniors from each major offer individualized advice about majors, Focus Areas, course selection, academic strategies, working with faculty, and career exploration and development.
University of Iowa Campus Resources
- Campus Resource Centers:
Supplemental Instruction - Interactive sessions led by trained undergraduate facilitators supplement in-class learning with additional problem solving and discussion. Available for some STEM courses right in the Seamans Center; consult Tutor Iowa for detailed schedules and locations.
Tutor Iowa: Centralized database for all academic support on campus.
University Study Spaces - Discover study spaces on campus as well as real-time open computer spaces in labs across campus.
Academic Support and Retention - Meet with central staff on campus that help connect students to all of the support resources available on campus.
Services for Specific Student Populations: Many campus offices offer additional academic support services to eligible students. These include but are not limited to: Student Disability Services, TRIO Student Support Services, Student Athlete Academic Services, IVETS, and other campus offices.