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rlcThe Rutgers Learning Centers provide an active and collaborative place to learn through a variety of peer-led academic support services that enhance student success. They offer the following core programs:

Peer Tutoring: Studies show that one of the most effective ways that students learn is from their peers. To that end, the Rutgers Learning Centers' Peer Group Tutorintg Program offers peer tutoring to meet the academic needs of undergraduate students in many of the introductory level courses, as well as some of the upper-level courses. The peer tutoring program is FREE and open to all currently enrolled Rutgers University students. The tutoring is available in two formats:

  • Walk-In Tutoring - No Appointment is Necessary During Scheduled Hours:

During the fall, spring and summer session semesters, the RLCs offer subject-specific tutoring to assist Rutgers students with their coursework. This free service is coordinated by the Rutgers Learning Center staff. The RLCs seek to promote a collaborative academic environment where students, faculty, and tutors work together to enhance students' academic and personal growth. The tutoring program is not only for students who are having difficulty with the course material, but also for students who are looking to excel. All tutoring is done on a walk-in basis during the scheduled hours on each of the 4 New Brunswick Campuses. Students are welcome to stop in to any one of the 4 Learning Centers to meet with a tutor during any of the scheduled hours.

The walk-in group tutoring begins the first week of classes and ends the last day of classes. Limited tutoring is available during the reading days and finals based upon tutor availability. Tutoring is available on each of the 4 New Brunswick Campuses: Busch, College Avenue, Cook/Douglass and Livingston.

The Peer Tutors: The RLC tutors are Rutgers undergraduate and occasionally graduate students who have previously taken the course being tutored and have earned a grade of A or B+. The tutors understand the challenges of the course and are eager to share what they have learned to help you to do well in the course. All tutors receive on-going training both in best current tutoring practices and on tutoring strategies relevant to their tutoring discipline.

Tutoring Subjects: Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Languages, Mathematics, Psychology, Sciences, Statistics.

  • One-on-One Tutoring (SAS):

The One-on-One Tutoring Program is administered by the staff and students of the SAS Honors Program and hosted by the RLCs at each of the 4 New Brunswick Learning Centers. SAS Honors' students volunteer their time weekly to provide individualized tutoring to students seeking tutoring beyond the group tutoring format. Subjects tutored vary by semester based upon the subjects offered by the student volunteers. Students are required to sign up 1 week in advance. Sessions per subject are limited to 1 hour per week. Tutoring usually begins the 3rd week of the start of the current semester and ends the last week of classes. The program is available during the fall and spring semesters only.

Training: RLC tutors can view the training schedule and sign up for training using the student request form.

Writing Assistance: This program supports writers in a variety of disciplines and a range of courses, including expository writing and basic composition. Coaches meet individually with students about:

While coaches do not proofread or edit papers, they do provide feedback and suggestions on how to write concise, sentences, coherent paragraphs, and a well-organized paper. Coaches also work with non-native speakers of English.

Appointments are scheduled for one hour.

Academic Coaching: Academic coaching is a comprehensive service for students who want to improve their academic and self-management skills, such as time management, organization and study skills. The Rutgers Learning Centers offer this support to help students achieve their academic goals along with self-advocacy and independent, life-long learning. The content and structure of each individual coaching session is determined collaboratively by the student and the coach to identify the student's unique learning strengths, develop individual plans for academic support, and promote self-confidence and independence. Any student enrolled at Rutgers University is eligible to participate in this program. All sessions are conducted by appointment or during open office hours and are confidential. Academic coaches will meet one-on-one to help you...

  • conquer procrastination.
  • prepare for exams.
  • get organized.
  • study more effectively.
  • read more effectively.
  • and more!

Schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling 848-445-0986.

Visit their blog for study tips, time management strategies, and more!

Learning Assistant Program: This innovative new program engages undergraduates in classroom teaching and learning while helping them develop their teaching, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

The RU LA program is a partnership between the Rutgers Learning Centers (RLC), the Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC), and several science departments. The program is modeled after a similar program developed at the University of Colorado.

Learning assistants assist in the classroom in several ways, including acting as facilitators for supplemental study groups, team teaching recitation sections with a graduate teaching assistant, or facilitating discussions and workshops during lectures.

During their first semester, LAs co-enroll in a three-credit pedagogy course (Peer Instruction Education), attend weekly staff meetings associated with their course assignment, and participate in professional development trainings offered by the RLCs. Each following semester that they participate, LAs continue to attend staff meetings and professional development programs.

Learning assistants are paid a stipend of $1,125 - $1,500 each semester they participate in the LA Program.


Rutgers Writing Program:

The Rutgers Writing Program provides instruction to over 11,000 undergraduate students yearly. They offer required writing classes and advanced courses in Business & Technical Writing, all of which prepare students to succeed throughout their academic careers at Rutgers and beyond. The Writing Program draws on full-time instructors, part-time lecturers, and teaching assistants from disciplines across the Arts and Sciences to staff more than 600 writing courses a year. They also provide tutoring, free of charge, in their Writing Centers located on the College Avenue Campus, Livingston Campus, and Douglass Campus.

To assist students in developing the critical thinking and writing skills most highly valued in the university, the Writing Program has developed a curriculum centered on student writing. Their courses presuppose that the context for writing is always prior reading, and in this spirit, students spend time reading, discussing, and writing about texts that deal with some important issues such as globalization, the rise of the "knowledge society," biotechnology, environmental decline, the encounter between different regions and cultures, the changing nature of identity, and the search for enduring values beyond the prospect of seemingly random change.


Office of Information Technology: Computer training

New Brunswick Computing Services offers free hands-on computer training for University faculty, staff and students in the Davidson Hall and the ARC computer lab on Busch Campus.

If you are interested in attending any of their classes, advance registration is required. Because the classes are hands-on, seating is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.


University Software Portal:

  • RADS (Rutgers Antivirus Delivery Service) 7.0: RADS is licensed by Rutgers University and is completely free to current students, faculty, and staff.

  • SAS e-Learning Website: Instructors and students now have free access to SAS' award-winning e-Learning courses as part of the SAS license. Available Courses:

    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R) 1: Querying and Reporting (EG4.3)
    • SAS(R) Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts
    • SAS(R) Programming 1: Essentials
    • SAS(R) Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
    • SAS(R) SQL 1: Essentials
    • SAS(R) Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
    • SAS(R) Macro Language 1: Essentials
    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R) 1: Querying and Reporting (EG4.2)
    • Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R): ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R) 1: Querying and Reporting (EG 5.1)
    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R): ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression (4.3 and 5.1)
    • SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R) 2: Advanced Tasks and Querying (EG 5.1)
    • Introduction to Statistical Concepts
    • Querying, Reporting, and Analyzing Data Using SAS(R) Enterprise Guide(R)


Software Site Licensing:

In an effort to expand access to and use of site licensed software, the following software is made available in the public labs on all campuses and to the extent possible under the site license agreements the software is made available on the applications server called Apps.rutgers.edu (Apps):

Academic software:

General software:

The Apps service is available to the university community and can be accessed via a browser from on or off campus. For more info regarding Apps, refer to the start up documentation. And starting in the fall 2013 semester, Apps will provide an HPC node that will provide access for HPC instruction and development.


Rutgers University Institute for Global Languages:

With a full and part-time professional and technical staff, they provide technology training, curriculum development and language coordination assistance, TA / PTL training, and a variety of other programs, services and facilities to support world language study at Rutgers-New Brunswick:

  • Two state-of-the-art, multimedia laboratories designed specifically for language study.
  • Two high tech classroom facilities to support distance education and online course delivery.
  • Administration of the World Languages Institute, a major outreach graduate level program for K-12 world language teachers.
  • A library of audio, video and computer materials available for student, faculty and staff use in most of the following languages offered at Rutgers: Akan (Twi), Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English (as a Second Language), French, German, Modern Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Yoruba.

The Institute is located on the College Avenue Campus on Seminary Place.

  • Language Labs: The Rutgers University SAS Language Laboratories provide services, equipment, and facilities for approximately 5,000 foreign language students per academic year on the College Avenue and Douglass campuses. A variety of audio, video and computer materials are available for student, faculty and staff use in Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, English (as a Second Language), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.
  • Summer courses

OIRT: Video Training

The OIRT full-time staff members work with individuals and departments to produce a wide array of rich multimedia content. They conduct training workshops related to the various technologies used to engage audiences using media, including:

  • Camtasia: Allows users screen recording, editing, enhancing, and sharing in high-quality to viewers anywhere
  • Adobe Connect: Enables web conferencing and the delivery of course materials via virtual classes
  • Final Cut Pro: Advanced non-linear video editing software
  • iMovie: Non-professional, user-friendly video editing software for Mac
  • Windows Movie Maker: Non-professional video editing software for Windows
  • LiveType: Title animating software for video projects
  • Basic video production
  • Troubleshooting assistance and referrals

Trainings are available for individuals, groups, and classes at OIRT’s offices or trainees’ campus location. Trainings for members of the Rutgers community are free of charge. OIRT has a limited number of workstations available to faculty members.

For more information or to schedule a training, contact OIRT Video Services at oirt-video@oit.rutgers.edu.


Douglass Library: 3D Printers

The Rutgers University Libraries welcome students, faculty, and staff to make use of our new 3D printers, located in the Fordham Commons area of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library. Library users may design projects using the software available on the computers in the Commons, as well as print files created with compatible software.

The two 3D printers was obtained by the Douglass Library through a New Jersey Library Makerspaces grant, made by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ. The Douglass Library is one of only 15 public, school, and academic libraries across New Jersey to receive this grant.

For information on how to use one of the 3D printers, such as pricing and compatibility of formats, go to:
http://libguides.rutgers.edu/FabLab.
For other questions and to arrange a time to print, please contact Stacey Carton, manager of the Fordham Commons, at sacarton@rci.rutgers.edu.

The library is also working to acquire a 3D scanner, which should be available shortly.

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