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Bill, thank you for sharing your LC rules.  I love #4:  One person per chair.  
That gave me a good chuckle.

Grace
Shoreline Community College

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> From: 	Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals on behalf of Bill Holdman
> Reply To: 	Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> Sent: 	Monday, March 13, 2006 4:28 PM
> To: 	[log in to unmask]
> Subject: 	Re: Learning Center Etiquette
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> <<File: rules.doc>>
> I have been the Director of our Learning Center for 6 years now.  When I first began most of the usage was recreational.  There is no lounge in the building and I realize students need a place to relax and hang out making my job difficult.  I have developed a list of rules and they are posted.  I refer students to the list upon occasion.  Attached is the list of rules.  
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> Athletic teams use this facility for study halls also.  Before an athelete can be admitted to study they must sign a contract which details expected behavior and consequences resulting from misbehavior.  It works well and I am pleased.  There have been only a few athletes that need my special attention.  The coaches have been very good in helping me enforce discipline with these special cases.
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> In addition I use work-study students as peer tutors, study session leaders and staff.  They also have contracts detailing expectations and consequences.  Work-study students must be studying while in the Learning Center.  They are instructed to be role models.
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> I am constantly reminding students to be quiet.  Conversation is only allowed with the person next to you.  I stop all conversation that is further away.  I am happy with the results.  Most activity is quiet and many students use the facility for academics. So it seems to work.
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> If you have any specific questions please ask.
> 
> Bill Holdman
> Learning Center Director
> Hiwassee College
> Madisonville Tn  37354
> On Monday, March 13, 2006  5:14 PM, Ramage, Travis wrote:
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> >Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:14:53 -0600
> >From: Ramage, Travis
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Learning Center Etiquette
> >
> >Dear LISTSERV members,
> >
> > 
> >
> >I have a question about learning center etiquette. We will have a brand
> >new "tutorial" space this fall.  We currently have a "learning lab"
> >consisting of 2 round tables, math tutors, writing tutors, and about 9
> >computers around the parameter of the room.  The developmental English
> >instructor and myself are developing a proposal for our new space this
> >fall.  Our first goal is to recommend a name change from "Learning Lab"
> >to "The Learning Center."  We would also like to propose some standard
> >policies relating to behavior in the center.  Currently students use the
> >space more as a social hangout, bringing in their lunch, talking about
> >boyfriends/girlfriends, parties, and other non-academic topics.  While I
> >am not against socializing and discussing a variety of topics with
> >fellow classmates, I have heard from several students who have been
> >deterred from entering the space because it was too loud, they felt
> >unwelcome, and didn't know who to ask for help in the space.    
> >
> > 
> >
> >As we develop a proposal for the new space we are acquiring this fall, I
> >would like to solicit input from the LISTSERV regarding the atmosphere
> >you maintain in your respective centers.
> >
> > 
> >
> >PS  You should also know we do not have a director for our space.  The
> >new space will have offices for our two developmental math instructors
> >and one developmental English instructor.  These instructors will be the
> >only "monitors" besides the math and writing tutors.     
> >
> > 
> >
> >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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