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.

When Retention Is Important Enough To Act

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
                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

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

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

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

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
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North Carolina State University     SI Training Registration Form     Sept. 24, 25, 26, 1997

Name _________________________________________  Date ________________
Phone (___)___________
Complete Campus Address
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.

Dennis Congos


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.