The Retriever Learning Center
Campus Goals and Values
- Provide Distinctive Undergraduate Experience:
convivial social learning space in a socially connected learning
with proximity to co-located library services, tutoring, information
resources and information technology.
- Improve Student Retention and Graduation Rates:
encouragement of peer to peer learning, group learning, informal
tutoring, library research assistance, and tech support in
convenient proximity and integrated with learning activities;
environmental positive reinforcement of a sustained study regime.
- Environmental Sustainability:
consolidates in one location activities which are now distributed,
inefficiently and ad hoc, throughout the campus, in spaces not
designed for study and difficult to service and secure.
- Campus Safety and Security:
card access, video monitoring, and other features conducive to
improved safety and security for late night study.
The RLC is UMBC's best place for lively group study, scholarly
discussion, collaboration, and academic coaching.
Advisory Committee and planning stage
UMBC News Release, Sep 28, 2010
RLC Project Synopsis (September 30, 2010)
Learning Centers at Other Institutions
Acknowledgements: Leaders and
RLC Photos: 2011-2012 use
We opened September 6, 2011.
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President Yasmin Karimian at RLC opening
Hrabowski at RLC opening