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Actually, I use Senior Tutors who do not supervise or evaluate other 
tutors since that would seem to be a bit of an awkward position to find 
themselves in with their peers.  Senior Tutors work with me to deal with 
schedule changes which we limit to the 4th week of the program, organizing 
and coordinating class announcements and faculty contacts (public 
relations), brainstorming and discussing possible solutions to situations 
that arise during any given week, and working to ease the transition of a 
new coordinator and new requirements. Senior tutors meet with me on a 
weekly basis and deal directly with administrative rather than personnel 
situations.  They work with me to create a team of tutors and student 
staff and so far, their work has been invaluable... especially with my 
being new in this position. (There are over 30,000 students here as 
compared to less than 3,800 at Bryant.)
 
The Senior Tutors (or MPTs) that I worked with at Bryant for the 2 years I 
was there were (and still are I am seeing!) a great group of students. 
 
Our professional staff meet on a weekly basis (usually) and once a month 
with our Dean.
 
Have a great week!
 
Karin Winnard, Tutorial Coordinator
LARC
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
408-924-3346
 
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Don't you wish??


Peter Rutledge wrote:


>Nicole,
>
>One of the things I have taken advantage of here at Bryant is utilizing 
my students as supervisors.  I am new to the position and admittedly 
fell into a great situation, but so far this has helped greatly.  I 
directly supervise 37 student tutors.  I have 5 Master Peer Tutors 
(MPT's) who assist me in numerous ways.  First of all, there is always 
one MPT on duty during our evening hours.  I utilize the MPT's in 
training and observation/evaluation of the tutoring staff, and they are 
able to take on other projects as needed.  This is a great help in 
managing the supervision of a large number of students.  Tutors who 
wish to be MPT's must be CRLA certified, and shown leadership within 
our program.
>
>As far as managing the communication between professional staff 
members, we meet weekly and try to keep an open door policy for others. 

>
>I hope this helps. 
>
>Peter Rutledge M.Ed.
>Assistant Director
>Academic Center for Excellence
>Bryant University
>401.232.6359
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>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals 
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>Sent: Friday, September 26, 2008 11:19 AM
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>Subject: Supervising Student Staff
>
>Hello listers!
>
>Our Learning Center has three professional staff (director, asst. 
>director/writing specialist, and secretary), one graduate assistant, 
and a 
>student staff of over 100 employees.
>
>While we have many positives, we have realized that all three of our 
>professional staff members have very different leadership and 
supervising 
>strengths and strategies  --  which sometimes leads to dysfunction and 
a 
>break down of communication.  For a staff of three supervising over 100 
>student employees, we need to find a way to make it work.
>
>Our director has asked me to poll you for your best practices in 
supervising 
>large student staffs and maintaining communication among the 
professional 
>staff members.
>
>Sincerely yours,
>
>Nichole
>
>Nichole Bennett-Bealer, PhD
>Assistant Director/Writing Specialist
>Claude J. Clark Learning Center
>SUNY College at Plattsburgh
>518-564-2265
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Academic Enrichment Department
Clarion University of PA
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