Think Tank

  • New on Scaffolding: A Learning Center Blog

    He no longer wears the jersey, but Aaron Simmons is still 88. This week on the Scaffolding blog, the former University of Arizona football player shares how playing football shaped him into the Learning Specialist, graduate student, mentor, husband, and father he is today.

  • Workshops

    Building general academic skills can give students an advantage in every course and subject. This semester the Think Tank is offering more than 40 free workshops on skills like note taking, test prep, library research, time management, and public speaking and presenting. 

  • Sometimes learning IS fun and games

    In Supplemental Instruction students use Jenga and other activities to practice and reinforce important concepts from many courses. These SPAN 160C1 students are discovering the interrelationships between the arts and their socio-historical contexts in the development of Latin America. What will you learn in SI?

  • PFA supports online services

    Thanks to funding provided by the UA Parents & Family Association, the Think Tank has a room equipped for online tutoring and other services. Here, Online Student Services Coordinator Bellanira Cochran trains student employees on the use of Adobe Connect in the online tutoring room.

  • Welcome to Fall '15

    The THINK TANK has grown, with more staff and more locations to better serve UA students. We look forward to helping you have a great semester. 

THINK TANK will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29.  We will reopen on Monday, November 30.

To empower UA students by providing a positive environment where they can master the skills needed to become successful lifelong learners.

The THINK TANK tells its story of academic success in various ways. Here are some Highlights of THINK TANK data.

Did you know -- Using the THINK TANK Impacts Retention

For the last five enrollment years, first-time full-time freshmen who made use of THINK TANK services have demonstrated higher institutional retention rates (4-8% higher) than the official UA rate. When compared specifically to first-time full-time freshmen who do not utilize THINK TANK services, there is a greater increase in retention (7-11%).




“I love coming to Think Tank. I always get my work done, and leave happy with more acquired knowledge. THINK TANK ROCKS!!!!” –Anonymous

“The UA GWC has been the most collegial yet rigorous writing workshop I have experienced in my academic career. THINK TANK facilitators modeled the process and strategies for us during the fall, and we have been successfully working on our own into the spring. The group introduced me to people I hope will be lifelong colleagues, and kicked my thinking/writing up to a higher level of confidence and rigor. Wish I had found this resource sooner, and I highly recommend the GWCs be expanded and continued.”  Elisabeth R., Doctoral candidate; Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies

“Coming to the THINK TANK is part of my routine, and that consistency has definitely helped my study habits” – Ashley T., sophomore, Engineering

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