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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Polly Steenhagen
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:05 AM
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Typo or wishful thinking?

"Try out the Writing Center: www.princeton.edu/asap/the_writing_center on your first beg paper"

Many students beg for help.....

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Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 11:08 AM
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Thanks so much, Nic!  Enjoy your day!
Mary

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Nic Voge
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:40 AM
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Subject: Re: starting a new center

Hi all,
Happy to share.
The brochure can be downloaded as a PDF from our website, here: http://www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/us/freshman-checklist/
Almost identical information is on the webpage, itself.
Best,
Nic
On Oct 17, 2011, at 5:52 PM, Banas, Mishelle wrote:

> Nic - is it possible to see the brochure?
>
> Dr. Mishelle Banas
> Director of Academic Support Programs
> Teaching and Learning Center
> Monmouth College
> 2nd Floor Poling Hall
> 309-457-2214
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask] ] On Behalf Of Nic Voge
> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 4:47 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: starting a new center
>
> I'll mention a couple  of our efforts.
>
> My student staff created a tri-fold brochure that described all of our 
> services on one side and that had a "freshmen checklist" on the other.
> We sent this out in the summer
> and followed it up with workshops during orientation week. The idea 
> behind the checklist--which is organized into three columns "Before 
> you arrive", "In the first few weeks" and, "During your first 
> semester"--is that it gives the students a reason to hold on to the 
> brochure for a while. The brochure, coupled with a shift from an 
> information open house to a workshop format during orientation week 
> led to about a 10-fold increase in the number of students who came to 
> our Center's open house during orientation.
>
> There are lots of other strategies we used as well. I suggest you find 
> out what the most influential source of information is for students 
> and get  your message there. In this vein, again targeting freshmen, 
> we sought to be part of the training of resident assistants and those 
> in similar roles.
>
> Best,
> Nic
> On Oct 17, 2011, at 5:23 PM, Briggs, Dorothy A - (dabriggs) wrote:
>
>> All of the suggestions given so far are wonderful.  I think the take- 
>> away is that there is not any one "best" way to get students to come 
>> to the center.  It is using a multi-faceted approach throughout the 
>> year that works.  Market year-around in as many ways as you can and 
>> you will learn what works best for your student population.
>>
>>
>>
>> Some additional suggestions I have:
>>
>> *         Offer a "study-a-thon" or some sort of extended support
>> day around exams and finals.  By doing it for mid-term exams you can 
>> promote good study habits all semester long.  Prior to finals you can 
>> help students learn how to create a viable study plan (8 Day Study 
>> Plan<http://thinktank.arizona.edu/sites/thinktank.arizona.edu/files/
>> we
>> bsite-documents/8%20day%20study%20plan.pdf
>>> ).
>>
>> *         Bookmarks specific to services (we do SI bookmarks,
>> Academic Skills bookmarks, Math drop-in book marks, general info book
>> marks...):
>>
>> o   Given to advisors to hand out to students
>>
>> o   Given to instructors (e.g. math instructors) to give out in class
>>
>> o   Placed in book bags at the Bookstore
>>
>> o   Given to other offices that support retention efforts (e.g.
>> Student Support Services)
>>
>> *         Website link off of the campus main page so that when
>> students Google "tutoring" your center pops up (wish I could make 
>> this happen for us!)
>>
>> *         Website that has up to date information and is useful for
>> students (ask them to give you feedback)
>>
>> *         Word of mouth is amazing - make sure your student
>> employees know about all the services and can talk about them.
>> Have  your two minute "elevator speech" and use it every opportunity 
>> you can.  Make sure the students that visit feel appreciated and they 
>> will share their experiences.
>>
>>
>>
>> When you have a new center it takes time for the campus community 
>> (faculty, staff, and administration) to build trust in your center.
>> Keep doing great work and talking about how important you are to the 
>> success of students.  Back it with data.  Then they will come around 
>> and back you by sending students to you.
>>
>>
>>
>> Good luck!
>>
>> Dorothy
>>
>> Dorothy  Briggs
>> Certified Learning Center Professional-Level 3 Director, THINK TANK
>> (520)626-1904
>> thinktank.arizona.edu
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals 
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask] ] On Behalf Of Jennifer Unger
>> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:54 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [LRNASST-L] starting a new center
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>>
>>
>> I am the director of a new Student Success Center and am looking at
>> ways to get students into the Center.   Marketing or incentives
>> ideas?    Thank you!
>>
>>
>>
>> Jennifer Unger
>>
>> Director of Student Success Center
>>
>> Kansas Wesleyan University
>>
>> 100 East Claflin Ave
>>
>> Salina, KS 67401
>>
>> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:jennifer.
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>>
>> 785-827-5541 ext 4160
>>
>>
>>
>> "The formula for success is simple:  practice and concentration, then 
>> more practice and more concentration." "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias
>>
>>
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