Dear Kimberly,
I got a failed send message, so I am sending again just to make sure you get this. I am the Director of Academic Assistance Programs at Pacific Lutheran University.

Best,
Leslie

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On Jul 6, 2017, at 6:26 AM, Kimberly Courtwright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Leslie,

I appreciated your input in May concerning my request for information on Tutoring Services Advisory Boards.  I am finally getting a chance to work on my proposal and would like to use some of your information you provided.  In order to give you proper credit, I was curious if you could share your institution information and position.  

I want to make sure I am citing everything correctly for CRLA!

Kimberly Courtwright

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Leslie Foley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Dear Kimberly,
We created an advisory board about four years ago with the goal of having a core group of advocates from among faculty, staff, and students  who could communicate essential information to and collect feedback from their various constituent groups. While I would say we don't meet all of our goals quite as well as I would have hoped, the conversations we have at our two meetings per year are excellent. We consider issues of student usage, stigma, models of delivery of tutoring services, institutional culture around academic support, and much more. There are always good, concrete action items to come out of the conversation, and I believe the overall benefit has been well worth the effort of creating and maintaining the board.

We ask for a three-year term of commitment (and are working to stagger terms now). Members include a professor from each division of the college of arts and sciences and from one of the professional schools, the associate provost who oversees our operation, a representative from staff on the student life side, a representative from athletics, and a current student peer tutor.

 I ask advisory board members to
  • Be familiar with the Academic Assistance mission, goals, structure (including process for selecting, hiring, and training tutors), and services
  • Attend two meetings per year
  • Communicate with members of their department or division about AAC services
  • Solicit feedback from within their department or division about AAC services and share this information with the advisory board
  • Be both a sounding board and an innovator at advisory board meetings

I am quite open to hearing about the make-up and function of other people's advisory boards.

Best,

--Leslie


On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Kimberly Courtwright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Good Afternoon,

This summer, I would like to create an advisory board of sorts.  I am looking to create an opportunity for faculty to provide suggestions, discuss their expectations on what tutoring should look like, as well as have an opportunity to learn more about our services and get to know our tutors.  

I have a list of what I do not want to happen with this group, but I thought I would see if anyone currently has a board (perhaps not called an advisory board) that allows faculty to come together with tutors to collaborate for the good of the students.

Any suggestions and or warnings of what not to do are requested!

Kimberly

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Kimberly Courtwright
Tutoring Services Coordinator
Academic Enrichment
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Leslie Foley
Director of Academic Assistance
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA 98447
253-535-7520
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Tutoring Services Coordinator
Academic Enrichment
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