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LRNASST Colleagues:

I want to send out this last reminder about the next Supplemental Instruction training for SI
supervisors and other interested parties coming up this September.  If you have any questions, I
would be pleased to respond to your email message.  Thank you.

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SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION TRAINING INFORMATION
When Retention Is Important Enough To Act

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 24, 25, 26, 1997
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a successful, cost effective, retention program that focuses
on high attrition courses, not high risk students.  SI helps students acquire and refine the tools
essential for learning course content.  A high attrition course is one in which 30% or more of
enrollees typically earn grades of D, F, and W.  Students who attend SI sessions regularly
commonly average 1 letter grade higher on final course grades than comparable
non-participants and earn higher GPA's than comparable non-attendees.  SI is certified by the
DOE as a program proven to increase retention.

Who Should      1. Anyone interested in beginning an SI program.
Attend? 2. Anyone who wants to know more about a cost effective retention
                        program.
                3. Anyone interested in a refresher on running SI programs.

Each trainee receives a certificate of training and will be qualified to begin and run an SI
Program.

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC in room 3118, University Student
Center.

Dates:  Wed., Sept. 24 - 9 to 5, Thurs., Sept. 25 - 9 to 5, Fri., Sept. 26 - 9 to noon.  Plan to
lunch together each day. Friday afternoon is available for individual consultations with the
trainer.

Registration Fees:  $475.  Includes 2 1/2 days of training, training materials, manuals,
refreshments, and individual consultations with the trainer.  Send registration fees to Dennis
Congos, The Learning Skills and Career Counseling Center, 6809-A Fairview Road, Charlotte,
NC 28210 by Sept. 17, 1997.  Registration is limited.  Please make checks payable to Dennis
Congos.

Lodging Information and Directions:  We recommend the Brownestone Hotel
(800-331-7919)  within easy walking distance of the NCSU campus.  They have special rates
of $62 (sngl) or $72 (dbl), + 12% tax.  INDICATE THAT YOU ARE WITH THE REGIONAL
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING SESSION for this reduced rate.  For more information on
housing or directions, contact Ken Gattis, NCSU SI Coordinator, at (919) 515-5619, or email
him at [log in to unmask]

Trainer:  Dennis H. Congos, Certified SI Trainer and Consultant, and SI Supervisor.

Training Materials:  Furnished.

Sponsor:  North Carolina State University's Supplemental Instruction Program.

Questions about training:  Call Dennis H. Congos at 704-330-6474 Tues., Wed., or Thurs.
between 8am and 5pm or e-mail him at [log in to unmask]

Transportation:  Raleigh-Durham International Airport.  AmTrak &  bus lines also serve the
area.
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North Carolina State University     SI Training Registration Form     Sept. 24, 25, 26, 1997

Name _________________________________________  Date ________________
Phone (___)___________
Complete Campus Address
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email address __________________________

Please send this form with a check made out to Dennis Congos to the Learning Skills and
Career Counseling Center, 6809-A Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC
28210                   Thank you.
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Dennis Congos

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Dennis H. Congos
Learning Skills Lab Facilitator & Certified Supplemental Instruction Trainer
Academic Learning Center
103 Garinger Building
Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, NC 28235
704-330-6474   email: [log in to unmask]

Learning skills: The only indispensable knowledge in college.
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