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To Lori Nielsen, Dianne Zazzali, Peg Tittle, Gretchen Starks-Martin, and
all other LRNASSTR's who have been waiting patiently. . .
 
The hard copy registration brochure for Winter Institute '96 will be in the
mail in early May.  In the interim, I am sending the cyberspace version.  With
the exception of the final list of mentors and presenters, the information is
complete.
 
                        University  Learning  Center
                           University of Arizona
                                presents
 
 
                           Winter Institute '96
                January 2 - 6, 1996     Tucson, Arizona
        Theme for 1996:  The Learning Assistance Professional as Manager
 
Registration LIMITED TO 60 PARTICIPANTS.
 
Winter Institute '96 is a week-long working retreat for professionals in
the field of learning assistance.  The Institute is a continuation of the
annual institute originated by Martha Maxwell at UC Berkeley and continued
by Frank Christ at Cal State Long Beach.  WI '96 will mark the 17th institute
in the series.
 
The Winter Institute is designed for both the NEW and EXPERIENCED
professional.  Rather than the standard conference format of multiple
concurrent sessions, participants experience the true spirit of
collegiality through a collaborative focus on specific issues and topics by
working closely with colleagues and mentors in small groups, in the general
sessions, and in individual consultations.
 
In response to increasing requests from prior year participants and
professionals in the field, this year's theme will emphasize the
role of the learning assistance professional as manager.  Planned
presentations are being developed from the perspective of learning
assistance in higher education and will include:  Total/Continuous Quality
Management; Management by Objectives; Manager's Use of Technology;
Developing the Learning Assistance Staff; Networking & Your Campus
Community; and Research, Publication and Presentation Skills.
Special Interest Groups (SIGS) will focus on participants specific
areas of interest.  Examples of potential SIG topics for this year
include minority student retention, assessment, learning strategy program
development, tutoring, learning disabilities, etc.
 
Outstanding mentors already committed to '96 include core Winter
Institute staff:  Frank Christ (WI Co-Director; Current Visiting Scholar,
U of Arizona; and Emeritus, CSU Long Beach), Gwyn Enright (San Diego CC),
Gene Kersteins (Andragogy Associates), Martha Maxwell (Emerita, UC
Berkeley) and Rick Sheets (Paradise Valley CC).  Additional mentors and
presenters will be listed in the upcoming WI registration brochure.
 
 
Registration fee:  $385.00 per participant
 
Lodging: Viscount Suite Hotel
         4855 E. Broadway
         Tucson, AZ 85711
         Reservations: 1-800-527-9666
 
         Single/double occupancy  $ 95/night
         Triple occupance          105
         Quadruple occupancy       115
  Rates include daily complimentary breakfast including extensive buffet
    w. cooked to order omelettes
  Complimentary evening reception w. hors d'oeuvres from 5-7pm.
  No charge for children under 12
 
 For further information:
        Sylvia Mioduski
        Director, University Learning Center
        Co-Director, Winter Institute
        Chemistry 214
        University of Arizona
        Tucson, AZ  85721
        email: [log in to unmask]
        (602) 621-9363 (voice)
        (602) 621-7596 (FAX)