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Thanks so much for your support!

Paulette

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> From:         Kim Folstein[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> Sent:         Tuesday, November 10, 1998 8:15 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Help keep our center!
>
> Paulette-
>
> Sorry to hear what's happening at Waldorf.  I know what good work you
> do
> there.  I hope this information on Alverno helps.
>
> Kim Folstein
> Support Services Coordinator
> Alverno College
>
> > Name of your college:  Alverno College
> >
> > How many years has your center been open:  Over 20
> >
> > Is there a movement to close it?  If yes, why?  No
> >
> > Approximately how many students do you serve, in terms of any units
> of
> > measure you use?  I believe it's been estimated that 40% of
> Alverno's
> > students use our services in some way, shape or form by the time
> they
> > graduate.
> >
> > Do you include tutoring services?  Yes.  We offer peer tutoring, a
> math
> > and writing center, supplemental instruction and professional
> tutoring
> > services.
> >
> > What differences do you see occurring in terms of usage over the
> past
> > 3-5 years?  When a drop in enrollment is factored in, our usage has
> > remained steady for the past 3-5 years.
> >
> > What are the other questions I should be asking?  Possibly
> information
> > from graduates or students who have used your services only to turn
> around
> > and help others.  For instance, over half of our writing center
> assistants
> > this semester started out in our college transition program.
> >
> > What are other trends of which I should be aware?  I don't know that
> > there's a lot of good news out there.  The move to privatization is
> > strong.  I'm sure the listservers will be able to help.
> >
>