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                        SIXTEENTH ANNUAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING ASSISTANCE,
VISCOUNT SUITES, TUCSON, ARIZONA, JANUARY 5, 1995
 
                        WEATHER REPORT:  ONE INCH OF RAIN LAST NIGHT AND THIS
MORNING (DON'T LAUGH)  BUT CLEARING TODAY.  HIGH 67; LOW 44.  OF COURSE, ONE
INCH OF RAIN IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA IS THE EQUIVALENT OF TEN INCHES IN
MISSISSIPPI.
 
        MORNING SESSION. SYLVIA MIODUSKI, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, "ON-SITE: KEY
ISSUES FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA'S UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTER"
 
        Consisted of a tour of the facilities managed by learning center staff,
introduction to staff, and explanation of resources and services.  Presently
decentralized, the center hopes to be included in a new building built
specifically to address the various needs of this extremely diverse student
population.
 
                MARTHA MAXWELL, "A PERSPECTIVE ON NATIONAL STANDARDS"
 
        Having provided some history and background concerning the development
of standards for learning assistance programs, she reviewed the work of The
Council for the Advancement of Standards, NADE's Self-Evaluation Guidelines,
and the National Standards for Courses.
        A handout, titled "CAS General Standards (revised 11/18/95) (Standards
each particpant and the following categories were explained:  MISSION, PROGRAM,
LEADERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES, FINANCIAL
RESOURCES,FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT, LEGAL RESPONISBILITIES, ACCESS AND
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS,DIVERSITY, ETHICS, and
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION.      Proposed changes in guidelines listed under
these categories were discussed, and suggested changes were recorded.
 
        Martha plans to list these guidelines on the listerv so that cyberian
readers can participate in further refinement of the instrument.  So once again
technology allows for richer resources and more varied perspectives to be
included in policy formation.
 
        Although both the computer lab on campus and the computer room at the
conference site will be open for buisness the rest of the day, participants
were granted the afternnoon and evening off to refresh themselves at places
like Mexico, the Biosphere II, Desert Museum, Mt. Lemon, Sabino Canyon, Ramsey
Canyon, San Xavier Mission, or celebrated bars and discos.  Whatever.  We have
had a few committed participants drop by the computer room to work quietly on
projects or to experience news programs, these people employing themselves even
at this writing.
 
                Weather promises to be gorgeous tomorrow :)    Talk with you
then.   Gene K.