The purpose of the Teaching and Technology Center is to:
- advance the scholarship of teaching and learning at UW-Platteville
- provide training and support of technologies used by students and instructors in the process of teaching and learning
- identify resources and research results to showcase best practices in the area of teaching and learning technologies
- seek and share innovative and effective strategies to maximize the impact of current and future resources devoted to the enhancement of teaching and learning at UW-Platteville
Elton S. Karrmann Library is the information focal point for the UW-Platteville campus providing help to faculty, students, staff and patrons through professional librarians and experienced support staff. There are two service desks located on 2nd and 3rd floor. Services are provided via telephone 608.342.1668, email firstname.lastname@example.org and live chat www.uwplatt.edu/library/ask-librarian.
Regular Semester Hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.– 6 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.–11 p.m.
Help is provided using print, electronic and multi-media resources. The collections include 285,000 books, 82,000 electronic resources, 10,000 government publications; 7,000 audiovisual materials; 1,000,000 microforms; and subscriptions to more than 67,000 periodicals, and 34 newspapers. Many more journal and newspaper titles are offered full-text online. A statewide interlibrary loan network connecting all University of Wisconsin libraries supplements these materials. Special collections include the Instructional Material Lab on the third floor and the Southwest Wisconsin Room which contains the University Archives, the Area Research Center, and the Southwest Wisconsin Collection located on the ground floor of Ullsvik.
The library’s web page, www.uwplatt.edu/library, accessible from the main UW-Platteville page, provides access to expert staff, all these resources and more. The library’s resources can be accessed either in the library from over 75 general access computers or remotely from computer labs, residence hall rooms, offices or homes. The library also offers a variety of study areas, reading rooms, audiovisual equipment including listening areas, assistive technology equipment, collaboration station on 2nd floor, bring your own device lounge and a smartboard room both located on 3rd floor. The library is committed to supporting individual study and research. We also offer fun paperbacks, movies and current bestsellers for fun and relaxation.
Library Use Instruction
University librarians are available to provide library use instruction for individuals or any classes or to assist with any assignment-specific needs. Arrangements are made with the librarian assigned to work with a specific department. Call 608.342.1668 to find the librarian for your area.
Distance Education Support
The Karrmann Library provides support of information resources to faculty incorporating library components into distance learning environments and to students taking courses at a distance from UW System institutions.
Location: 347 and 360 Gardner Hall
The Mathematics Learning Center is staffed with tutors who will provide assistance to students. Students do not need to schedule an appointment, but can bring their questions in any time the MLC is open. Tutors will be willing to answer questions ranging in topics from basic mathematics to Calculus III. Schedules for the MLC change each semester, but daytime and evening hours are posted outside the MLC and online at www.uwplatt.edu/math/tutoring.htm.
The Pioneer Undergraduate Grant program provides funding for students to practice their education through engagement in community-based projects where faculty, students and community partners work together to set goals, select and apply methods, and reflect and disseminate results.
The first funding program is Pioneer Engagement Scholars which offsets student expenses incurred in the implementation of community-based projects. Eligible expenses include travel, materials and supplies, professional or consulting fees, publication and other services. Projects must be for academic credit, include student, community and faculty partners, and involve significant and reciprocal interaction with community partners.
The second funding program is Entrepreneurship Education. The Entrepreneurship Education program has three parts – curriculum minor, Pioneer Launch Lab, and Entrepreneurship events and competitions. The interdisciplinary minor involves introductory courses through capstone experiences. The Pioneer Launch Lab is a student incubator where students use the lean start-up method and business canvass model to further the study and potential launch of new ideas. Entrepreneurship events and competitions are provided throughout the year for all students on campus from beginning elevator pitch competitions to business model competitions, the winners of which can move on to state and national competitions.
Location: 029 Doudna Hall
Required textbooks are rented at the Textbook Center. Textbook rental fees are part of the segregated fees paid by students.
The Textbook Center aids students by furnishing texts in a cost-efficient manner. This provides students a more affordable avenue of textbook acquisition than that of buying texts for each course.
Students may purchase their rented textbooks. Active titles are offered for sale to currently enrolled students year-round, excluding the months of September and January and finals week in December. All books purchased during sale times are discounted. Out-of-print titles are not sold.
Students are able to use the Textbook Center as a resource center after the first three weeks of classes. For more information, visit us at www.uwplatt.edu/textbooks.