Julie, We don't have a policy preventing volunteer tutors, and do use them occasionally. However, in the past I have found the ones I had to be somewhat problematic. Because they were not being paid, they were more likely to cancel sessions or call in sick when their schedules got too hectic or they had many exams. Of course when they have a lot of exams their students have a lot of exams and need to have the tutors at their posts. For this reason we try to avoid using volunteers. It seemed that more likely than not, we got what we paid for. I hope others have had a different experience with volunteer tutors and can be more encouraging. Good luck, Saundra PS Thanks to the Listers who gave great info on the ADD friendly institutions. It was quite helpful! Saundra Y. McGuire, Ph.D. Director, Center for Academic Success Adj. Professor, Department of Chemistry B31 Coates Hall Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 225.578.6749 phone 225.578.2696 fax www.cas.lsu.edu Julie Shattuck <JShattuck@FREDERICK To: [log in to unmask] .EDU> cc: (bcc: Saundra Y Mcguire/smcgui1/LSU) Sent by: Open Forum Subject: Volunteer Tutors for Learning Assistance Professionals <[log in to unmask] izona.edu> 09/04/2002 12:57 PM Please respond to Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals I am interested in finding out what other colleges' policies are about using volunteer tutors. Currently I am not allowed to use volunteer tutors due to liability "issues". I would like to change this policy and it would be useful to find out what other people do. Thank you. Julie Shattuck Program Manager, Tutorial Services (301) 846 2523 [log in to unmask] To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST. To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.