I never understood the reasoning behind this concept. Training is my preference, partly because I see tutoring as a service to the University, not a way to generate income. Think about it, at some schools a student would be paying as much in tuition for that one course as they would make in a year of tutoring. Unless it counts toward a requirement at the school, other than credit hours, that would be appropriate. I train my tutors, and I pay them for the time. Let me ask you what for what reasons would you create such a course. 1. Generate money for your program? That's a tactic used by many network marketing schemes, a tactic which is seen by many as unethical 2. To help recruit potential tutors? Actually this would be a good reason. 3. To be more effective than just using training? I think you can make training as effective as you want. I believe tutors will take training as serious as a course. If you do create such a course, I suggest you make it free credit since you are probably going to have them tutoring for free (That would be like the lab part of the course). I am sure that some will disagree, but I just don't like the idea. I look forward to hearing some good counter arguments. Deborah Kimberlin wrote: > > Hi Everyone, > > I just returned from a presentation by John Gardner. He suggested developing a > credit course for tutoring. We would like to know more about tutoring courses > for credit. If you offer such courses, would you please reply to me directly. > > Is your institution a 2 year or 4 year one? > > Who teaches the course? Is the Learning Center staff involved? > > How many credit hours? > > What college or department gives the credit? (i.e., Arts & Sciences, > Education?) > > What is the content? Would you be willing to share your syllubus? > > How long have you had the course? > > How well is it working for you? > > Any information would be helpful. > > Thank you, > Debbie > > Debbie Kimberlin > Learning Center, EAB 117 > University of Nebraska at Omaha > 6001 Dodge Street > Omaha, NE 68182 > Phone: 402-554-2992 > E-mail: [log in to unmask] -- Craig Andres Tutor Program Coordinator [log in to unmask] (810)-762-9500 ext.5842 Kettering University (Continuing the GMI heritage) "With willing hands and open minds, the future will be greater than the most fantastic story you can write.." Charles Kettering.