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Hi all-
Michele Simpson has some great research out there about learning skills and 
the importance of creating self-regulated learners. Her writing partner is 
Sherrie Nist. See the article in recent JDE by Norm Stahl to learn more 
about these two prolific writers.

Michelle Andersen Francis
Academic Skills Center Coordinator
Western Nevada Community College
Carson City, NV
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Subject: Re: Reading and Writing Learning Community Assessment


> Nic,
>
> Thanks for the tip.  I just pulled the article up.  The author's name is
> Michele (with one "l") Simpson.
>
> Vinnie Peloso
> College of the Redwoods
>
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> Hello Angela,
> I would suggest you look at an important article by Michelle Simpson
> in which she discusses evaluation. Many of the suggestions she makes
> stem from her work in adjunct courses which share some features with
> paired courses/learning communities. Here's the citation:
> Simpson, M. (2002). Program evaluation studies: Strategic learning
> delivery model suggestions. Journal of Developmental Education, 26,
> 2, 2-39.
>
> Best,
> Nic
>
>
>
>>Greetings!
>>
>>My colleague and I have developed a learning community that links
>>developmental reading and basic writing. I am happy to say that the
>>community is working well; the least prepared students on our campus
> are
>>successfully attaining the goals of the courses (for the most part,)
> and
>>we are thoroughly enjoying the camaraderie of working together to serve
>>the needs of these students. Our next challenge is to prepare
> assessment
>>instruments for the learning community and its effect on student
> success
>>and retention. Clearly, a long-term comparison of GPAs and retention
>>rates of those who are part of the learning community and those who are
>>not will be a good measure, but we also need some short term
> instruments
>>to prove that the work we are doing with these students is making a
>>difference. I would appreciate your advice and experiences about this
>>issue.
>>
>>Angela Huettl
>>English Lecturer
>>Indiana University South Bend
>>South Bend, IN
>>
>>
>>
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