Best Practices in Learning Support Centers: Increase Student Retention and Academic Success

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Event Date/Time: Feb 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2009
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Best Practices in Learning Support Centers: Increase Student Retention and Academic Success 19 February 2009 Online The following questions will be addressed and explained during the presentation. *What is a learning support center? *Who can it serve? *How is it administered and staffed? *What are some typical programs and services? *How is it connected to other campus services and programs? *How do LSC demonstrate their accountability? *How do they reach out to campus groups? *What are some problems facing LSC? *What new challenges are there for LSC? 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. Enquiries: