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On Wed, 9 Dec 1998, Lori Nielsen wrote:

> Does CRLA and/or NADE (or another learning assistance organization)
> have standards for the number of staff needed to operate a learning
> center based on the college's enrollment?  I'm looking for ratios,
> number of professional staff per number of FTE's, for example.
>
> [Maybe such numbers would be impossible to compute, considering the
> vast range of programs and services offered by learning centers.
> Plus, the information would probably need to be sorted by type of
> institution and institution size.]
>
> I'm looking for research that will support my request for staff!
> I've quickly looked through the NADE Self-Evaluation Guide and
> Maxwell's Evaluating Academic Skills Programs: A Source Book, but I
> see no recommendations for sizes of staff, professional and support.
> Is anyone aware of the existance of such information?
>
> If folks in positions similar to mine wish to reply to me personally,
> I'll collect the info. and post a summary.  I am the Learning Center
> Director at a private, 4-yr. liberal arts college, enrollment
> 500-550.  My Learning Center programs include peer tutoring, SI,
> services for students with disabilities, and study skills counseling.
> I also serve as a writing tutor.  I have NO staff, professional or
> support, and this is my 7th year; I developed the current Learning
> Center.
>
> Thanks for any assistance--     Lori
>
> Lori Nielsen
> Learning Center                    (402) 426-7334
> Dana College                       <[log in to unmask]>
> 2848 College Drive
> Blair, NE  68008
>

Thank you, Lori.  I need this type of information too.  I am starting to
lobby for paid instead of volunteer tutors for our literacy level
programs.

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