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Hi Tera,

There's not much research in this area. I did some research with my colleague, Karin Winnard, about eight years ago and our findings were presented at both  National and International Conferences (see below).   I'd say your argument lies in a "current trends" or "best practices" approach.  The research gathered data from  institutions from  across the U.S.  Eighty-eight percent of  participating institutions have a centralized LAC model.  There were 78 participating institutions in the study, both public/private and  both two and four year schools.

Hope this helps--

Laurie
www.lauriehazard.com


College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) November, 2010
National Survey of Undergraduate Learning Assistance Centers

National Center for Developmental Education’s 4th International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education
September, 2008
National Survey of Undergraduate Learning Assistance Centers: Examining Results

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I second the LSCHE recommendation.  Also check out whitepapers at www.crla.net   

Tera Lessard, MA
Tutoring Services Coordinator
Spokane Community College
www.scc.spokane.edu/askatutor
(509) 533-7401 

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. 
~Vernon Howard, Philosopher


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From: Keira Hambrick [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 6:39 AM
Subject: Sources to bolster a proposal for a dedicated tutoring center on campus?

Greetings,

Can anyone point me toward some articles, sites, position papers, data, or other resources that could inform my proposal to establish a dedicated tutoring center on campus? I currently manage all aspects of a Writing Center and a subject tutoring program (we serve 30% of our 1400 students each year), and our biggest challenge right now is space/decentralization. 

Our writing center is currently housed in a remodeled custodial closet, and our subject tutors now hold "office hours" for appointments and walk-ins in two areas of the library, three residence halls, and two classrooms in the science building. Even my office is three entire buildings away from the rest of my department.

With the next Strategic Plan in the draft stage, I am hoping to be able to get our space needs "on the map." A center for tutoring would allow me to more effectively supervise and support my staff of 50+ tutors, as well as to hold workshops for campus constituents. 

Thank you for your help!


Cheers, 

Keira M. Hambrick
Academic Support Coordinator

Marietta College
215 Fifth St.
Marietta, OH 45750
Office: Thomas 208
Phone: 740.376.4651
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