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Hello,
I actually just put together an Advisory board (The Developmental
Education Strategy Team) and we had our first meeting Tuesday.  We have
a Title III grant and just built and opened an Academic Success Center.
We have computers, study rooms, a Math Homework Hall, a Writing Hall,
workshops, tutors, on-line tutoring, study groups and Success Coaches.
For our first meeting we used Dr. Hunter Boylan's "Matching your Own
Program against Best Practices" which can be found at the end of his
book "What Works: Research-Based Best Practices in Developmental
Education".  This has helped us make a list of what we need to either
implement or improve in our Centers and in our developmental education
curriculum.  Another goal of the Board is to institutionalize what the
grant has enabled us to put in place at our college by grant's end.  On
the Team is Title III Coordinator, Title III Activity
Director/Transition Specialist, Student Success Coach, four faculty (two
math, two English), two advisors, four deans, and two vice presidents.
There is tremendous support for this initiative.  Hope this helps!

Jennifer Briney, MA
Title III Activity Director/Transition Specialist
Sociology Instructor
Academic Success Center
Spoon River College
309-649-6307
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
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Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:00 PM
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Subject: Learning Center Advisory Boards

Hi all,

 

First, let me say thank you to everybody who responded to my questions a
few
weeks ago about strategic plans, tutor down time, etc.  The information
I
received was extremely helpful.  Now I have a new query:  I'm looking
for
examples of learning centers that have advisory boards.  What is the
role of
your board?  How often does it meet?  What is the composition of the
board?
I'd like to form a board for my center, and I have the buy-in of at
least
one of the academic departments that my center supports, but I'd like
some
models and success stories to present to help foster buy-in from the
other
department and the dean.  

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Michele 

 

 

 

Michele Costabile Doney

Coordinator, Math and Science Tutoring

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

646-557-4595    [log in to unmask]

 


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