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Howard, 
 
I guess I would want more reasons why you don't want to merge.  Is it going to radically cramp one group's amount of functional space?  Are they merging into the less welcoming, colder/hotter, smaller, moldy space?  Is there a history of violence between the writing and content tutoring, a sort of cross-discipline ancient feud?  Doesn't research suggest there are academic benefits to more centralized services?  The opportunities for cross-training among the tutors, ease of service location for students, and immediate referrals between the two services seem like good reasons to actively seek a joining of tutorial services.  It sounds like a good thing: a student comes for help while writing a paper, and in one location that is working jointly to benefit student learning, the student can find both help for understanding the subject discipline as well as help for expressing their understanding in their writing.

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From: "Masuda, Howard" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2009 6:47 pm
Subject: Reasons Against Merging of Tutoring Center and Writing Center
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> Hi Everyone,
> 
>             Happy New Year!  
> 
>             I am hoping I might get some reasons or arguments for not
> merging our University Writing Center (in existence about 15 
> years) and
> our University Tutorial Center (in existence for 30 
> years).  We are both
> located in separate rooms on the first and second floors in the 
> Library.The Provost would like to bring the Writing Center down 
> to the first
> floor and possibly consolidate the two Centers.  Both 
> Centers have been
> functioning effectively and efficiently separately for all of these
> years.  If you need any more information to respond to this 
> inquiry,please let me know.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Howard Masuda
> 
>  
> 
> Dr. Howard Masuda
> 
> Director, University Tutorial Center
> 
> California State University, Los Angeles
> 
> Library Palmer Wing 1062A
> 
> (323) 343-3972
> 
>  
> 
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