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We are called the Learning Center.  Our center houses Testing, Tutoring, Study
Skills, ESL, Special Needs, Student Support Services/TRiO, College Success, and a
Reading/Writing Lab. We report to the VP of Academic Affairs.  Most of our funding is
internal, and we have grant funding.

"McCarthy, Suzanne" wrote:

> We are called the Academic Success Center.  Under that umbrella is
> tutoring services, Disability Services, and EOFP (state funded program).
> Part of my responsibility is to monitor weekly students on Academic
> Probation. We report to the VP for Student Affairs and are funded
> institutionally.
> Suzanne McCarthy
> Director of Learning Support
> H & B Smith Learning Center
> 908.852.1400 X2376
> [log in to unmask]
> Centenary College
> 400 Jefferson Street
> Hackettstown, NJ 07840
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eileen Lewis
> Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:57 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: name of your center? organization? funding?
>
> We are called Student Academic Services
> We report to the Academic Dean
> Funding is internal/institutional
>
> Eileen Lewis
> Student Academic Services
>
>
> __________________
> Eileen Lewis
> Student Academic Services
> Houghton College * Chamberlain Center* Houghton, NY 14744
> 585.567.9239 * Fax: 585.567.9570
> http://www.houghton.edu* [log in to unmask]
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Susan Henderson
> Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:02 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: name of your center? organization? funding?
>
> As my department undergoes reorganization, it would be helpful if you
> could share with me:
> 1) The name of your center. (Learning center? Academic support center?
> Etc.)
> 2) Where you housed organizationally. (Student affairs, academic
> department? Etc.)
> 3) If you have identified any external funding sources to finance
> tutoring services.
>
> THANK YOU!!!!
>
> Sue Henderson
>
> Assistant Director, University College at the Polytechnic Campus
> 7001 East Williams Field Road
> Academic Center Building room 80, Mail Code 0180 Mesa, AZ  85212
> (480)727-1457 * fax (480)727-1714
> http://uc.asu.edu * http://east.asu.edu/learningcenter
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Wickham, Susan M.
> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 10:00 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: College Reading Course Syllabi
>
> Hello, Lois--
>
> The Study Mate software was just purchased by our college. It allows us
> to input information in three formats: one-part (simple concept cards),
> two-part (suitable for flash cards), and multiple choice. We need to
> enter the information only once. It is then automatically transformed
> into as many of the review formats as we choose. Pretty nifty!
>
> A similar online service is available through Quia, costing about $45
> per year for an individual subscription. See http://www.quia.com/ for
> information on that program.
>
> Sue
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Lois Martin
> Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 9:45 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: College Reading Course Syllabi
>
> Thank you, Sue!!!
> You have some excellent resources associated with this and with your
> study skills course. I am very interested in the Study Mate software.
>
> Lois Martin, M.S.
> Director, Academic Support Center
> Goshen College
> 1700 South Main Street
> Goshen, IN 46526
> 574-535-7576
> [log in to unmask]
>
> At 04:19 PM 3/2/2006 -0600, you wrote:
> >The syllabus from my Speed Reading course can be accessed at
> >http://www.dmacc.edu/instructors/smwickham/spdrding.htm
> >
> >This course focuses on vocabulary, comprehension, and flexibility in
> >rate.
> >
> >Sue Wickham
> >Academic Achievement Center
> >Des Moines Area Community College
> >2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
> >Ankeny, IA 50021
> >Office: 515-965-7000
> >FAX: 515-965-7080
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> >[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ramage, Travis
> >Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:32 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: College Reading Course Syllabi
> >
> >Dear all,
> >
> >
> >
> >I forwarded the article, "What the ACT Reveals About College Readiness
> >in Reading/blurb/pdf link to 63 page report", that was posted to the
> >LISTSERV yesterday, to our faculty and staff with the following
> >comments:
> >
> >
> >
> >"I thought this data was interesting and worth sharing.  The article
> >provides strategies for what high schools can do to improve readiness
> >for reading.  Unfortunately, I didn't see any suggestions in the
> article
> >on what we can do for students who are not ready to read college
> texts."
> >
> >
> >
> >My e-mail resulted in a meeting today with our Campus Dean, Associate
> >Campus Dean, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Developmental
> >Writing/Reading Instructor and myself to offer a course from our
> catalog
> >called LEA 101: Speed Reading and Efficiency in Reading.  The course
> >description reads, "The aim of this course is to help the student
> >develop the vocabulary and comprehension skills needed for studying
> >college material.  The student learns to analyze challenging materials
> >for immediate understanding and interpret it for long-term memory."
> >
> >
> >
> >Since we have never offered the course before on our campus (we are one
>
> >of 13 UW Colleges Freshman/Sophomore campuses in Wisconsin), I am
> >soliciting your help to provide examples for textbooks and syllabi that
>
> >you have used on your respective campuses for courses that match our
> >course description.  I posed a similar question back in May asking in
> >general about reading courses you offer and found that several campuses
>
> >teach a similar course.  However, now that we are going to teach a
> >course, I am look for specifics rather than having to start from ground
>
> >zero in the course development process.
> >
> >
> >
> >Our plan is to offer two sections of LEA 101 as a one-credit,
> non-degree
> >course this fall.  The course will be offered the first five weeks of
> >the semester, twice a week for 75 min (i.e., T Th from 2:00 pm - 3:15
> >pm).  The target population will be our conditional admit students who
> >scored less than a 17 on their ACT and/or students who place into our
> >ENG 098: Basic Composition course based on the University of WI English
>
> >Placement Test scores.
> >
> >
> >
> >I would appreciate any guidance you could provide.
> >
> >
> >
> >Thanks in advance for your help!
> >
> >
> >
> >Travis Ramage
> >
> >Coordinator of Adult Student Services/
> >
> >Academic Assistance Advisor
> >
> >UW-Barron County
> >
> >1800 College Drive
> >
> >Rice Lake, WI  54868
> >
> >Phone: (715) 234-8176  #5438
> >
> >Fax: (715) 234-8024
> >
> >E-mail: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
> >
> >Website: www.barron.uwc.edu <http://www.barron.uwc.edu>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Evanthia O. Rosati
Reading and Study Skills Specialist
The Learning Center
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