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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.
>