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I've worked in several different schools and the general pattern
I've observed regarding the location of learning support is that
when it is housed in student affairs, it tends to be linked with
counseling and is seen as a service for students having
problems.  When it is housed in academic affairs, it is easier
to link with faculty and academic programs, and
to present it as an academic service for all
students who want to improve, regardless of whether they are
in trouble.

The worst-case scenario was a job I once interviewed for as
a tutoring coordinator at a community college.  The coordinator
reported to an MSW and I observed at the interview that she had
very different goals for the program than the faculty on the
search committee.  I don't know how they ever worked out their
differences, but since I was a cognitive specialist rather than
a counselor, I hit it off with the faculty but not the MSW and
(for my ultimate benefit) didn't get the job.

Annette Gourgey
CUNY