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WyKeshia,

We have a bookshelf of free books.  There is a flyer posted that if students are studying for our placement test, or reviewing material for a class (review of intermediate algebra to get ready for pre-calculus class next semester) these books are free to a good home.  The books are supplied from various sources including Library circulation purges, instructor personal library purges, and departmental textbook review rejects (being careful to follow guidelines regarding instructor copies and solution manuals).  The tutors find them a great resource for alternate ways of explaining a topic, additional problem practice, and review of fundamental concepts.  It also shows students that if procedures are not lined out step-by-step in the class textbook or lecture notes the student could/should actively seek out other resources.

Also, in regards to the scrap paper issue, we have been blessed by the academic gods that we have formed a relationship with a local area publisher (they make custom spiral bound books).  In order to test their machine's alignment for the spiral binding they punch holes in stacks of paper which are no longer fit for printing.  We are able to receive about 6-8 cases of blank paper each semester for use as scratch.  The students even appreciate the holes as they can then add tutor notes to their class binders.  We feel good about the recycling of this waste paper.  Maybe you can look in your local area for something similar.

Annette Klier

Math Specialist
Student Academic Success


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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Terri Lamb
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:55 PM
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Subject: Re: Academic Success Center

We use lots and lots of scrap paper (we get it from our Duplication and Design Center and the library and computer lab printers).  It may work better than ipads or whiteboards because, it's free, and the tutor and student can work thru a problem and the student can take it with them.
Hope this helps!
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of WyKeshia Wallace
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 2:57 PM
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Subject: Academic Success Center

Good afternoon, everyone!

My department is going forward with moving our tutorial program to its own separate location. We will call this location the Academic Success Center and this is where all of our individual and group tutoring sessions will be housed. I have been doing some research to determine what supplemental materials we should have in the space. We have a lot of math, a&p, and chemistry tutors so I know we need to have some items specifically for these courses (i.e: periodic table of elements, demo bones, plenty of calculators). 

Do you all have any suggestions?

Thank you!

WyKeshia Wallace
Tutorial Coordinator of Learning Assistance Programs Southeast Missouri State University One University Plaza Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

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