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I would guess that this is an issue primarily in places that have a high
volume of traffic or a strained tutoring budget.  In that case, it would
seem justified to give the priority to students actually taking the course
at that college, since the tutors are hired for that purpose.

Annette Gourgey
----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Child <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2000 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: Instructor's Signature (2)


> I'd like to take issue with the idea that a student should not be tutored
> when the class is offered at a different institution. To us, it is not a
> "problem."
>
> As long as that student is enrolled at our institution, it is our belief
> that we should be assisting that student with whatever courses that
student
> is taking. Even if the course is not 'one of our own,' the student IS and
> our objective is to keep that student in school and see them graduate.  We
> feel our primary obligation is to the student, not to the institution.
>
> Roger Child, Director
> Student Support Services
> (New Dimensions In Learning)
> The University of Iowa
> 310 Calvin Hall
> IOWA CITY  IA  52242
> 319-335-1288
> http://www.uiowa.edu/~ossp/ndil/
>
>
>
>
>
>
> >Hi,
> >I ran into another problem lately that an instructor's signature would
> >have prevented.
> >
> >First of all we are a two year community college, and students frequently
> >take classes at more than one college within the Twin Cities Area at the
> >same time.
> >
> >A student called in requesting a tutor for logic, so I scheduled her
> >session over the phone.  Earlier this fall, she had been using a math
> >tutor to finish up an incomplete from this  past summer.  Her math tutor
> >happened to be sitting right here when I hung up the phone after speaking
> >with the
> >student.  The tutor said, "She is not taking that class here on campus
but
> >is attending a four year college near by."  When I approached her on the
> >subject that she wasn't attending logic class on campus, she became
> >irritated and asked when that became a policy to only tutor classes on
our
> >campus.  She is taking a computer class here, so she felt she was
entitled
> >to a logic tutor.
>
> <<<<SNIP>>>>