Colleagues, LSCHE has moved to a new server, thanks to CRLA, with a much
shorter URL: .

*	The following LSCHE page, "Why and How to Use LSCHE," is reproduced
below to remind you of the breadth of the LSCHE website and to reiterate
what relevant information about learning assistance and specifically
learning centers, is accessible there. In addition, note the 15 ways how you
may use LSCHE to the advantage of your center - especially this one: "You
want to find material to send to senior institutional administrators
(Vice-presidents, Presidents, Board of Regents or Trustees) that shows the
importance of your learning support center's programs and services in
retention and student academic satisfaction and success".


You may want to print this email's contents to share with your staff and
post on your bulletin board as a reminder that LSCHE is your information
source.     Collegially....


Why and How to Use LSCHE

Anyone interested in learning assistance and especially learning support
centers in higher education can find useful information about these areas by
using this web portal -- the only comprehensive source of such material on
the Internet worldwide. NOTE: Please do not send students to LSCHE for
learning resources. Instead, use the links to materials for student access
that you select for your courses.

LSCHE as a source of relevant information for the following: 

*	Newly appointed learning skills specialists and learning support
center administrators 
*	Experienced learning support center personnel and administrators
*	Newly appointed directors of learning support center programs and
services like Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Centers, Math
Centers, Conversation Labs for International Students, Senior administrators
who have oversight of learning support centers
*	Graduate students who are looking for research material on learning
assistance and learning support centers
*	Faculty and administrators who want to know about and understand not
only how campus learning centers can assist them in helping students with
learning and study strategies but also how they can use LSCHE material to
partner with their campus learning center staff to integrate learning and
study strategies in their courses and programs.   


You can always begin your search for LSCHE materials by using the Search box
on LSCHE's main page where you also will find in the blue section on the
left of each LSCHE page a list of contents that you can choose from to find
materials relevant to the content term. 

Getting Acquainted with LSCHE 

*	As you view the home page, note the menu of its contents on the left
side of the web page. 
Read the welcome to overview the web site. Note especially the quotation
from Rick Thoman about knowledge sharing
*	Each time that you access LSCHE, look at the "What's New" section
for information about your colleagues, upcoming conferences and institutes,
any additions to LSCHE content, recent publications by your colleagues in
learning assistance, and new developments in technology relevant to learning
assistance and learning support centers.
*	The section, "About Learning Support Centers," is a primer on
definitions, names of centers, a collection of more than 1000 links to
learning support center web sites in the USA, Canada, and Australia, a
chronology relevant to learning assistance events, center mission
statements, center floor plans, and a list of references to surveys of
learning assistance and learning support centers.
*	The calendar lists conferences and institutes with dates, locations,
and sponsors
*	The section, "Resources," must be reviewed to note the depth and
volume of its contents. If this your first time in LSCHE, choose each of the
resources and overview its contents. Note that LSCHE has PowerPoint and
video presentations accessible for viewing
*	The next section: Workshops/Institutes Winter Institute," has
information on the various workshops and institutes sponsored by the
Association for Tutoring Professionals, the National College Learning
Association, the summer T.I.D.E weeklong workshops in technology, and the
WInter Institutes, formerly the annual training event for learning support
center administrators and staff. Especially noteworthy is the section on the
Winter Institute philosophy, and its long history dating back to the first
institute in 1977 developed by Dr. Martha Maxwell at UC Berkeley. 
*	The "nearby history" of LSCHE will give you some notion of its
origin and development by two learning assistance professionals who wanted
to share with their colleagues useful information related to learning
assistance and learning support centers. 
*	The final item on the menu is a Search Box to expedite your use of
LSCHE when you want to know if a learning assistance related item is in the
LSCHE database.

Typical uses of LSCHE

*	You are looking for some names of learning support centers that you
might consider for your center.You can review over 125 names that you may
adopt or adapt
*	You need some definitions of key academic support terms for a
presentation or a paper
*	You want to compare your learning center web site with 1500+ web
*	You know that you have a great web site and would like to have it
nationally recognized as such
*	You don't really know much about the history of learning support
centers and would like to view a chronology that lists major people, events,
publications, and research
*	Your VP supervisor would like your center to be a model center and
you research LSCHE for characteristics of model centers, for best practices,
and for the criteria of the NCLCA Frank L Christ  Outstanding Learning
Center Award.
*	You have been told that you need to have a mission statement for
your center and you would like to view what others have written as their
mission statements
*	You have funds to send your staff to professional conferences and
you would like to see a calendar of upcoming conferences and information 
*	You have heard about an annual training Institute for learning
assistance and support center professionals and want information on it.
*	You want to find the web site for related professional associations
*	You want to develop or increase your management capability
*	You want to find material to send to senior institutional
administrators (Vice-presidents, Presidents, Board of Regents or Trustees)
that shows the importance of your learning support center's programs and
services in retention and student academic satisfaction and success.
*	You want to send a LSCHE page to a colleague --which you can do by
using the "Send page by email"command..                                  
*	You find material that you think would be a useful addition to LSCHE
and suggest it be added
*	You find a broken link in LSCHE and email either the webmaster or
the content editors so that it can be fixed

[ If you think that additions or deletions to LSCHE need to be implemented,
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Frank L Christ, Emeritus CSU Long Beach

LSCHE COntent Editor:

"If knowledge is power, shared knowledge is infinitely more powerful"
Raymond Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic.


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