Teaching and Technology Center
The Teaching and Technology Center (TTC) provides instructional development services to faculty and instructors, individually and collectively, in the area of teaching and related practices in all course modalities. TTC also supports UW-Platteville classroom audiovisual services and the digital learning environment. The TTC connects faculty and instructors with resources and opportunities through partnerships with several collaborators. Focus areas include course development, expansion of teaching practices and use of academic technology to impact teaching, learning and student success in online, blended/hybrid and other modalities. The Teaching and Technology Center's professional development services are available to faculty and instructors at all UW-Platteville campuses, including adjuncts and online instructors. Services include instructional design consulting, online professional development resources, video production, classroom audiovisual and digital learning environment (DLE) training and support. The Teaching and Technology Center facilitates multiple learning communities, including the New Instructor Learning Community (NILC).
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 https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/karrmann-library.
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, 5,000 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 first 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 Hall.
The library’s web page, https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/karrmann-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, a U-Record Studio, a Virtual Reality Room, collaboration station on 2nd floor, bring your own device lounge and a smartboard on the 1st 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.
Instructional Material Laboratory
The IML is a curriculum library that supports the School of Education with materials that facilitate Pre K-12 grade education. Its resources include books, audiovisual materials, and three-dimensional toys. Its collection also contains selective resources that assist the teaching profession.
Southwest Wisconsin Room
This resource contains UW-Platteville’s archives, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Area Research Center, and a reading room. Its collections consist of books as well as extensive manuscript and iconographic primary source materials that pertain to the history of UW-Platteville, Southwest Wisconsin, and genealogy.
Mathematics Learning Center
Location: 360 Gardner Hall
The Mathematics Learning Center (MLC) is staffed with tutors who will assist students with their questions in math. Students do not need to schedule an appointment, but can bring their questions in at any time a tutor is available. 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 https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/mathematics/mathematics-learning-center
Algebra Learning Center
Location: 347 Gardner Hall
The Algebra Skills Center (ASC) is staffed with tutors who are dedicated in helping students in the mathematics courses of Mathematical Problem Solving (Math 12) and Intermediate Algebra (Math 15). Students do not need to schedule an appointment, but can bring their questions in any time a tutor is available. Tutors will be willing to answer questions ranging in any algebraic topic discussed in the indicated mathematics courses. Schedules for the ASC change each semester, but daytime and evening hours are posted outside the ASC and online at https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/mathematics/mathematics-learning-center
Pioneer Undergraduate Grant Program
Pioneer undergraduate grants provide funding through the Student Research and Engagement Fund in two areas, for 1) 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, and 2) scholarly activities, such as research, creative writing, or the arts, where students are working independently but with guidance from faculty.
The first funding program, Pioneer Engagement Grants, offset 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 program includes opportunities for funding for an intensive summer scholars program, research and other creative activities during the academic year as well as travel to present original work at conferences or other events off campus.
Location: 029 Doudna Hall
The Textbook Center aids students by furnishing textbooks in a cost-efficient manner through a textbook rental service. This provides students a more affordable avenue of textbook usage than that of buying texts for each course. Textbook rental fees are listed as Segregated Fees Part B on student invoices. Students may purchase their rented textbooks--active titles are offered for sale to currently enrolled students year-round. All books purchased during sale times are discounted. Students are also able to use the Textbook Center as a resource center after the first three weeks of classes.
Note: The Textbook Center will not ship textbooks internationally. International students will need to secure all required textbooks and course materials for their courses, and will need to complete the Segregated Fee Waiver Application each term. Collaborative Degree Program courses are also excluded from the textbook rental service.
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