Greetings, all!

If you have a Winter Institute 2000 brochure on your desk that you've been
meaning to send, now is the time!  Registrations are arriving daily but
space is still available. If this is your first notification of WI 2000,
key information about the program follows.

If you are attending CRLA in New Orleans this week, Frank Christ is in
attendance and available for more information about WI.
This week-long working retreat is designed as an intensive collegial
experience for professionals in the field of learning assistance. The
Winter Institute is a continuation of the annual institute originated by
Martha Maxwell at UC Berkeley and continued by Frank Christ at Cal State
Long Beach. WI 2000 will mark the 21st Institute in the series.

The emphasis in this year's theme is the role of the learning assistance
professional as it relates to Coming of Age - Learning Support Centers in
Higher Education: Serving Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration, and
Surrounding Communities. Presentations will focus on
*Challenges and opportunities for learning support center administrators
*Programs and services of learning support centers
*Program data collection, analysis and reporting
*Learning support centers & outreach to community programs

The Institute will culminate with participants identifying their "Next
Steps" to meet information challenges to their Learning Assistance Center
and/or Developmental Education program.
Special Interest Groups (SIGS) are a regular part of each day's schedule
and focus on participants' specific areas of interest. Anticipated SIG
topics include: CRLA International Tutor and Peer Training and
Certification Program, math/science education, writing centers, learning
strategy program development, minority student retention, and other topics
identified by attendees.

WI Mentors are integral to the success of the Institute. These individuals,
each a recognized leader in the field of learning assistance, not only
provide individual and group mentoring and consultation, but also
participate as active learners throughout the Institute. Mentors begin each
day's program with a breakfast meeting with their mentee group, continue
with daily informal meetings, and conclude each day's activities with a
feedback session.

Nadine Rosenthal, Director of  the Learning Assistance Center, San
Francisco City College, is this year's Keynote Presenter.

Presentations will focus on the relationship of programs/services to the
campus Learning Support Center.  Examples of programs/services include:

1. Tutoring/Tutorial Centers
Gladys Shaw, Director --Teaching and Learning Center, U of Texas-El Paso and
Coordinator of the CRLA International Tutoring Certification Program

2. Learning Skills/Study Strategies
Gretchen Starks- Martin, Director -- Learning Center, St. Cloud State

3. Writing Centers/Programs
Brad Hughes, Director --Writing Center, U of Wisconsin-Madison

4. Supplemental Instruction
Gen Ramirez, Director--Learning Assistance Center, Cal State
University-Long Beach

5. Retention Programs
Sylvia Mioduski, Director -- University Learning Center, U of Arizona

These presenter/mentors will joined by WI mentors and Co-Directors Frank
Christ (Visiting Scholar, U of Arizona) and Rick Sheets (Paradise Valley
Community College), and by Gwyn Enright (San Diego City College) and
Ibrahim Naim (Glendale College).

Additional information re: registration fee and hotel can be found at the
Winter Institute website

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University Learning Center & Freshman Year Center     
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