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Although this is directed specifically towards athletics, it's nice to see
tutoring centers and learning support issues mentioned so prominently in the
NYTimes.  It would be nice though, to see this kind of money directed
towards ALL students and not just athletics.

 

Athletes Get New College Pitch: Check Out Our Tutoring Center

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/04/sports/ncaafootball/04ncaa.html?_r=1&ref=e
ducation&oref=slogin

 

Kate

 

Kate Jakobson, Director

Tutoring and Student Success

Kirtland Community College

989.275.5000 x 211

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:22 PM
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Subject: Getting Involved outside our box

 

For those of you who are subscribed to the "Inside Higher Education"
newsletter, you may want to look at the comment that I made in response to
an article, "Out of Step,"  an article describing a symposium on student
success  and a speech by Dr. Bok (Harvard University) on the first day of
The National Symposium on Postsecondary Student Success, sponsored by the
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, a partnership of institutions,
associations and government agencies. 

 

The summary of the article stated that  "College officials discuss
strategies for student success -- and  admit that they aren't always doing
the best job of translating  theory into action."

My comment on "Out of Step" in Inside Higher Education, Nov. 2.
http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/11/02/success  It is below: 

 

"As a pioneer in learning assistance centers and a strong advocate of the
role that learning and study competencies play in student success, I am
dismayed that no mention was made of learning assistance and in particular
of learning centers in the discussion. I am very concerned that most college
and university administrators know very little about such centers and their
value in assisting students to succeed.  BTW, the competencies (time
management, task organization, reading, writing, notemaking) that learning
skills specialists attempt to pass on to college and university students are
very similar to those needed by corporate managers. This can be readily seen
when one looks at the number of competency workshops that business and
industry schedules for their employees. Why then the lack of attention to
the role that learning assistance centers and their staff play in student
success and retention? If university officials feel a need to find out more
about learning support centers in higher education, they might very well
access and peruse the resources in the web portal LSCHE
(http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche), especially the resource on articles. "

 

Do you think that my comment is accurate and that it might make a
difference?  For those of you who subscribe to Inside Higher Education, and
think as I do, please make a further comment on Dr. Bok's address and the
responses by symposium attendees.   For those of who do not subscribe to
Inside Higher Education, consider doing so and reacting publicly to its
articles that seem to ignore our existence as a potent force in student
success and retention.      Collegially.........

 

[log in to unmask]                   For all of us to win in the knowledge
economy,

Frank L Christ                      we need to unleash the knowledge in our

Emeritus, CSULB                document databases, use and reuse our past

Visiting Scholar, U of AZ     knowledge, find ways to create new knowledge

             and then share it across our enterprise........

             ...Rick Thoman, Former Xerox Corp President & CEO

LSCHE Web Portal:      http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/ 

 

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