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UGA Teaching Facilities

Science Learning Center

The University of Georgia Science Learning Center provides 122,500 square feet of modern, efficient and flexible space for undergraduate laboratory teaching in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. The three-story facility aims to enhance a strong foundation in the sciences at UGA. 

The SLC includes 33 instructional labs, two 280-seat lecture halls, two 72-seat SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs) classrooms, as well as spaces for informal student collaboration. Located on the southwest corner of the D.W. Brooks Mall adjacent to Pharmacy South and across from the Miller Plant Sciences Building, the SLC houses numerous study areas for group projects and individual learning, as well as a café. Rooms for formal instruction are used primarily for introductory courses in chemistry, physics, biological sciences and ecology.

Bioscience Learning Center (BLC)

The Bioscience Learning Center is located in room 406 of the Biosciences Building is a computing lab open to all students. The Center has 39 MAC computers for students to use to access email, eLearning Commons, or the Internet. The BLC does not accept cash, only Bulldawg Bucks. The BLC also serves as an instructional resource for faculty teaching classes in the Division. Faculty may put articles on reserve for students to read in the BLC or photocopy.  Any faculty member who wishes to drop off reserve items must bring 2 copies to the Program Coordinator’s office at least 3 days before the items need to be made available. Reserve items should be labeled with the instructor’s name, course prefix/number, and the session. The BLC also has video tapes on reserve that faculty may check out for use in their classes. A complete list of the reserve videos may be obtained from the front counter of the BLC.

Some instructional equipment is also available for checkout within the Biosciences building.  The BLC maintains 3 TV/VCR carts, 2 slide projectors, and 2 overhead projectors.  Equipment cannot be guaranteed unless you call and reserve it 24 hours ahead of time.  If you need any other equipment, or need the equipment for a different building, contact Instructional Support and Development.

If you have any questions, please call the Program Coordinator’s office at 706-542-8741 or the front counter of the BLC at 706-542-6351.  During fall and spring, the BLC is generally open from 8:30AM to 7:00PM Mon- Friday.  The BLC closes at 5PM during the summer.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The CTL is located in the Instructional Plaza between the Journalism and Psychology buildings on campus. By coordinating a wide variety of programs and activities, CTL serves faculty, administrators, and graduate teach assistants (TA’s) in each of the University’s schools and colleges. Teaching is promoted as a fundamental enterprise at UGA through numerous campus-wide activities. These include instructional grants, consultation services, faculty and TA development programs, publications, activities planning, and teaching resources and media services. In addition, seminars, workshops, and conferences that address a wide range of topics are offered throughout the year. Since its inception, CTL has sought to promote vitality among faculty and administration and to foster an institutional climate that reinforces excellence in teaching and learning.


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