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ERIC Number: ED071656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Pages: 27
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The Learning Center at Santa Ana College; A Study of Its Development and Operation.
Jensen, Mary E.
A study was undertaken in the 1972 Fall semester to evaluate the learning center at Santa Ana College. Questionnaires were administered, on an individual basis with the exception of the faculty, to students, learning assistants, instructors, and counselors regarding their involvement with and opinions about the center. A total of 112 students, 12 learning assistants, 13 counselors, and 43 faculty participated in the study. Results showed that all groups had positive feelings about the learning center, but feel that its services should be increased, including tutoring in more subjects, and that it should be open during evening hours. Recommendations made, based on the study, are: (1) Place the administration of the learning center under instructional services, with a budget for staff, supplies, and equipment; (2) Appoint a full-time director for the learning center; (3) Provide full-time clerical assistance for the center; (4) Increase efforts to inform students of the learning center and to encourage their use of it; (5) Increase efforts to inform instructors of the learning center and encourage them to participate in its activities; (6) Increase the number of disciplines in which tutoring is available; (7) Increase the group review sessions; (8) Schedule evening hours for the learning center; (9) Expand the services of the center to provide a place where students can use supplementary instructional materials in independent study; (10) Provide adequate space that is conducive to learning; and (11) Continue to perform follow-up studies. Appendixes provide the questionnaires used. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Ana Coll., CA.