I think students respond more to personal suggestions from instructors and advisors than they do mass emails telling them about services.  We still send out the mass emails to explain services, but I don’t think there’s a big return on that.  It’s just like getting an ad in the mail—most are ignored.  I would think about ways to get advocates for your center in places where they talk to students.

Good luck!  Karla

Karla Sanders, Ph.D., Executive Director
Center for Academic Support & Assessment
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL  61920
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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marsha M Urban
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:29 AM
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Subject: email to remedial math students

Hi everyone,

I am working with the remedial math classes. Do any of you have an email that gets responses? I try to make is short and I have some of my students give me suggestions about wording, but we don’t get many of the students coming in for tutoring. They could really benefit from tutoring but I just can’t get many of them into the center.

I appreciate any suggestions.


Dr. Marsha Urban
Director, University Tutoring Center, MS 078
320 Pennington Student Achievement Center
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775)784-6801 (office)
(775)682-5983 (voicemail)

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