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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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> Jan Norton, Director
> Center for Academic Resources
> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
> (920) 424-3419
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Tera Martin, Ph.D.
Learning Assistance Coordinator
Cabrillo College Watsonville Center
(831) 477-5152

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