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At 06:00 PM 6/12/01 -0400, you wrote:
>In our writing center, we have 10-12 academic assistants, who may work up to
>29.5 hours per week at $10.74 per hour.  Several of them are adjunct
>instructors as well, but all have at least a BA.  Whoever has time enters
>conference notes into the database (Access), and I deal with reports,
>editing, database maintenance, etc.  So far, I run 2 kinds of reports:
>Instructor Reports (weekly), which include the student's name, instructor's
>name, day of visit, length of conference (up to 45 min.), comments on the
>assignment/material discussed, and the assistant's initials; Academic
>Assistant Reports (monthly), which are based on student exit forms.  They
>include the assistant's name, #1-#5 options for answers to 3 areas on
>promptness, professionalism, and usefulness of the conference.  Students
>may--and do-- add comments.  I use Excel to keep track of the number of
>student visits by category, conference or computer use.  And I also use
>Excel for staff budget numbers for reports to the dean. I also do
>scheduling, but everyone participates.  And I delegate, but most of the time
>we are so busy seeing students that not much in the way of R&D has been
>getting done.  Maybe this summer. . .
>
>We also have work/study students on an irregular basis to work at the front
>desk greeting students and filling out cards for them, answering the phone,
>running errands, etc.
>
>Hope this is of use.
>
>Marcella Sherman
>Writing Center Supervisor
>Hillsborough Community College
>Dale Mabry Campus
>P.O. Box 30030
>Tampa FL 33630-3030
>
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>From: Daniel Perez [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 12:41 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Center Infrastructure and Data Collection/Analysis
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>Hello Everyone,
>    We at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost
>College Learning Assistance Center (UTB/TSC LAC) are currently reviewing
>our organizational structure to see if we can find ways to increase our
>efficiency.  Four priorities for us are staff organization, database
>management, generating reports and task delegation.
>
>1.  I'm interested in the number and type of staff you have.
>
>2.  Who is in charge of database management?  Do you have a single staff
>member in charge or is each staff member responsible for their own
>data?  What type of data do you collect in your database?
>
>3.  Who is in charge of generating all center reports (this includes
>reports to your respective division as well as to grant administrators)
>Is it the Director, the Assistant Director or does each staff member
>generate his or her own reports?
>
>4.  How do you handle task delegation?  Who coordinates task delegation?
>
>Your responses, as always, are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your
>time.
>
>Daniel J. Perez
>Supplemental Instruction Coordinator
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I am out of my office until Monday, June 18.  I will review my emails when
I return.

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Dr. Julia N. Visor, Coordinator
University Center for Learning Assistance
Assistant Professor of English
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4070
Normal IL  61790-4070
ph 309.438.7100
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