Best Practices in Learning Support Centers: Increase Student Retention and Academic Success
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· No One To Waste: Why Developmental Education is Essential
· Retaining Underprepared Students: Creating a Comprehensive Developmental Education Program
· Empowering Developmental Student Success: Integrating Learning Assistance and Student Development Services with Alternative Instructional Approaches
· Best Practices in Learning Support Centers: Increase Student Retention and Academic Success
Outline of Presentation
Frank Christ, the webinar presenter, will group Best Practices in seven presentation modules with time for feedback after each module. They will focus on basic areas of a center: programs and services, clientele, partnering and brokering of services, assessment and evaluation, publicity and public relations, and certification (center, programs, and personnel). Participants will review each of the practices and discuss how they might work at their individual centers. Attendees will receive a link to an extensive Learning Support Centers in Higher Education website bibliography specific to its use by learning center administrators.
Definitions: Best ( Effective) Practices
The Sloan Rubric
Names/Types of Learning Support Centers in Higher Education
Promising Practices of Learning Support Centers in Higher Education
A List of Promising Practices of Learning Support Centers in Higher Education
References for Promising Practices: Internet at LSCHE website
Participant Next Steps Suggestions
Participants will view promising practices in 7 areas:
2) programs & services
4) partnering /brokering
5) assessment and evaluation
6) publicity and public relations
7) certification and recognition
Who Should Attend?
- Deans, Vice Presidents and Directors
- Directors of Learning/Academic Support Centers
- Instructional and Student Services Deans
- Instructors in DevEd courses
- Administrators of DevEd programs
- Non-DevEd program directors looking to retain first-year students
- Administrators and others concerned with retaining first-year students
- Student Success Specialists
- Advisors and Counselors
- Student Support Professionals
- Anyone interested in improving retention rates for underprepared students
Who is the Speaker?
Frank L. Christ was the director of the CSU Long Beach Summer Institutes (1985-1989), the co-director/coordinator of the Arizona Winter Institutes (1991-2003) and has been actively involved with learning assistance for the past 35 years. He was the founder and past coordinator (1972-1990) of the award-winning Learning Assistance Support System at CSU Long Beach. He is the author of the first computer-based diagnostic and prescriptive study skills survey, six study skills textbooks, and many articles on learning assistance, study skills, and technology as it impacts on teaching and student learning. In recent years, Frank has been involved in on-line course development and teaching as well as presenting workshops on learning support for online student/learners.
Frank is a past president of the College Reading and Learning Association. His editorial contributions include guest editor and contributor to the Jossey-Bass New Directions for Learning Assistance series (1981), founding columnist (1981-87) of the Journal of Developmental Education "Techtalk" Series, co-editor of Starting up a Learning Assistance Center: Conversations With CRLA Members Who Have Been There and Done That (2000), co-author of 100 Things Every Online Student Ought To Know. (2003), and of Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook (2006). In addition, Frank is a Founding Fellow (2000) of ACDEA.
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