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I would like a copy of this contract also.

Thanks
Bill Holdman
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On Wednesday, June 15, 2005  2:29 PM, Spencer, Amy wrote:
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>Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:29:48 -0400
>From: Spencer, Amy
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: probation
>
>Suzanne,
>
>Do you have a copy of the contract you use and/or a check list/document
>of topics that you discuss with the students during "coaching" that you
>would be willing to share with the List?  It sounds as if you are ding a
>great job!
>
>Thank you!
>
>Amy Spencer
>
>Director of the Academic Resource Center
>
>Ohio Dominican University
>
>1216 Sunbury Road
>
>Columbus, OH 43219
>
>614.251.4511
>
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>        -----Original Message-----
>        From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Suzanne McCarthy
>        Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:16 AM
>        To: [log in to unmask]
>        Subject: Re: probation
>
>
>        I asked this question last year and developed an approach from
>networking with colleagues.  Our Academic Review Board requires that
>students on probation meet with me weekly.
>
>        I have them sign a contract which outlines their
>responsibilities and gives me permission to talk with their faculty.
>Each week I engage in what I refer to as "academic coaching" - I check
>with them on what is going on in each class, what assignments are coming
>up, what progress they are making on them, what tests/quizzes they
>taking and results.  In addition I have developed a set of topics that I
>cover over the semester with them during our weekly meeting ( about 20
>minutes).  Starting with a quick online learning styles inventory, a
>self scoring form of the MBTI, have them keep a timelog for a week and
>discuss time management (often the results are so bad (less than 5 hours
>studying per week) they ask to do it again and begin to make positive
>adjustments).  Then we talk about hobbies and interests, reading outside
>the classroom, part-time job experiences etc.  It is a process of
>relating to them.
>
>        I found in this year about half of my caseload had a successful
>semester - earned over a 2.0 and got themselves off of probation.  A
>couple made Dean's List!  Some would not come.  I can send their names
>to Academic Review Board monthly who will write to them and call them
>in.  If they don't respond they probably will be dismissed if they don't
>get themselves off of probation in that semester.
>
>
>        Suzanne McCarthy
>        Director of Learning Support
>        ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
>        Harris & Betts Smith Learning Center
>        908.852.1400 X2376
>        [log in to unmask]
>        Centenary College
>        400 Jefferson Street
>        Hackettstown, NJ 07840
>
>________________________________
>
>        From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Regina Bruno
>        Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:49 AM
>        To: [log in to unmask]
>        Subject: Re: probation
>
>
>        I would be interested as well.
>
>
>        Regina C. Bruno, M.Ed.
>        Coordinator of Advising
>        Rosemont College
>        116D Science Bldg.
>        610-527-0200 ext. 2385
>        (e-mail) [log in to unmask]
>
>                -----Original Message-----
>                From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Boyer, Cindy W.
>                Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:53 AM
>                To: [log in to unmask]
>                Subject: Re: probation
>
>
>
>
>                I would be very interested in this as well.
>
>
>
>                Cindy Boyer
>
>                Assistant Director
>
>                Academic Success Center
>
>                Eastern Illinois University
>
>                9th Street Hall
>
>                Charleston IL 61920
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>                217-581-6696
>
>
>
>
>________________________________
>
>
>                From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Krauss, Patricia R.
>                Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 8:47 AM
>                To: [log in to unmask]
>                Subject: probation
>
>
>
>                I am looking into getting information on what other
>institutions are doing for their probationary students.  We have a
>constant struggle with compliance as I am sure you all have to deal with
>and we would like to streamline our requirements to make the most
>effective program possible.  Thanks for any and all input you may have
>for me.
>
>
>
>                Thanks~have a great day & SMILE, Pat  ;)
>
>                "Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude
>to you--not because they are nice, but because you are." ~Unknown~
>
>                Pat Krauss
>
>                Tutor/SI/Learning Lounge Coordinator
>
>                Academic Center for Excellence
>
>                 Dewar Student Union, 416A
>
>                Hartwick College
>
>                Oneonta, New York 13820
>
>                607-431-4661
>
>                [log in to unmask]
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