I agree with Richard.  At LSU we changed the name of our center from
Learning Assistance Center to Center for Academic Success, and it has been
very positive.  We think that students no longer view us as addressing only
the needs of deficient students, and we have had very favorable comments
from our colleagues.  The Center director's position is currently at the
Associate Dean's level, a step up from the Director's level.

Saundra McGuire, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Academic Success
Adj. Prof. of Chemistry
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225.578.2696 (fax)
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Subject:  Re: Position title for dev. ed. "higher up"

I suggest you change the focus from developmental education to learning
assistance or academic support. I will send you by personal email a twelve
page justification for this change that I wrote for my college.

If anyone else wants the paper, contact me privately.

Richard Damashek