About The Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is part of the Center for Academic Success and offers help to students in improving skills including:Learning Hub Involvement Expo

  • writing
  • math and statistics
  • accounting and economics
  • science and
  • academic/study skills

and, through a peer tutoring program, virtually any subject taught on the campus.


The UIS community can obtain help in a variety of ways:

  • through one-on-one appointments,The Learning Hub at Involvement Expo
    • on ground
    • online
  • though supplemental instruction,
  • accessing the online handouts and tutorials,
  • visiting The Hub in person for handouts,
  • requesting a class visit,
  • walk-in tutoring events,
  • and more.

The Learning Hub’s Mission Statement

The Learning Hub provides a friendly, welcoming environment for all UIS students to work toward succeeding in their academic coursework. All students are assured courteous, diplomatic, and confidential assistance. Our staff is pledged to nurture and respect students academically using tried and true approaches to teaching and learning.

The Learning Hub’s Vision Statement

The Learning Hub helps to improve student recruitment and retention through offering students, who are willing to work and to study, the highest quality, courteous academic support in all academic areas. The Learning Hub will seek to grow and to improve the quality of our services to meet the ever – changing needs of the UIS student population.

CTL mural of learning centerHistory of The Learning Hub

The establishment of the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was approved in 1995 by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). From 1995 until the transformation of the university from an upper division school to a four-year institution in 2001, the core and tertiary missions of the CTL remained fundamentally unchanged. Since the 1970s and well into the 2000s, the CTL has played a crucial role in assisting graduate students in the development of their Master’s theses. With UIS’s shift to a four-year institution, the CTL’s function has changed its focus to undergraduates, but maintains its service to all students at all levels. With the advent of the Center for Academic Success in March 2014, the Center for Teaching and Learning updated its name to The Learning Hub, or The Hub for short, and continues in its mission to help all UIS students succeed in their academic coursework.

To reflect the learning center’s 1970s staff and space, see the mural [to the right] painted by one of our former employees.