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On our campus we call it a "Facilitated Study Group" 
                                                                         
Gregory

Tera Martin wrote:
> On our campus we call it "Supplemental Learning Groups"...
>
> -tera
>
> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 11:06:44 -0600
>  Jan Norton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>   
>> One answer is to simply rename the service (sorry, UMKC).
>>  There are few if any comparable confusions associated
>> with the term "tutoring" and though some insist -- partly
>> out of a desire to create a distinctive label -- that SI
>> isn't tutoring, in fact SI is just on one end of a
>> spectrum that begins with one-on-one tutoring and
>> includes group tutoring, tutoring in which part of the
>> training may involve some class attendance, tutors who
>> prep for their tutoring instead of reacting to their
>> clients' session by session needs, tutors who have
>> succeeded in the courses they tutor -- you get the
>> picture.
>>
>> Supplemental Learning?
>> Peer Tutoring Groups?
>> Study Group?
>> Supplemental Non-instruction?  ;)
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Ray Sanchez <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:54 am
>> Subject: SI in CA community colleges
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>
>>     
>>> Learning Assistance Professionals,
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>> There seems to be some concern on my campus (Fresno
>>>       
>> City College,
>>     
>>> Fresno, California) about Supplemental Instruction
>>>       
>> because of
>>     
>>> the term
>>> "instruction". There are vague references made to the
>>>       
>> Ed. code but
>>     
>>> nothing concrete. Then there is the concern that only
>>>       
>> instructors
>>     
>>> instruct and that this term is carefully used in
>>>       
>> faculty
>>     
>>> contracts. They
>>> are considering changing the name, that is, dropping
>>> "instruction" and
>>> adding ??.
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>> To me it seems quite simple: the SI Leaders do nothing
>>>       
>> anywhere
>>     
>>> close to
>>> "instructing" and simply supplement what the
>>>       
>> instructors do in the
>>     
>>> classroom. They are a supplement to the actual
>>>       
>> instruction.
>>     
>>>  
>>>
>>> Has anyone experienced this on their campus?
>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>> Ray M. Sanchez
>>>
>>> Faculty Coordinator, Tutorial Center
>>>
>>> Fresno City College
>>>
>>>
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> ***********************************
> Tera Martin, Ph.D.
> Learning Assistance Coordinator
> Cabrillo College Watsonville Center
> (831) 477-5152
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