ERIC Number: ED128688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The University Learning Laboratory: Meeting Student Needs in the '70's. Colorado State University Student Development Reports, Vol. XIII, No. 3, 1975-76.
Nayman, Robbie; And Others
College and university learning centers have evolved from narrowly defined remedial services to agencies serving the entire student community. The changing role of learning centers necessitates systematic program evaluation and assessment of student needs. During 1975, the Colorado State University Learning Laboratory staff collected data on client characteristics and client perceptions of learning laboratory programs. Results are presented and major findings are discussed. (1) The University Learning Laboratory serves a diversified clientele including students with all levels of academic functioning. (2) Needs of Learning Laboratory clients can be appropriately categorized as remedial, preventative and developmental, following the model of Morrill, Oetting and Hurst (1974). (3) A large majority (70-80%) of clients responding to the survey had favorable attitudes toward Learning Laboratory services. (4) One-half to two-thirds of clients responding to the survey agreed that the Learning Laboratory had helped them to develop skills, improve academic performance and enrich their learning experiences. (5) Recommendations are presented for continuous assessment of student needs to allow the Learning Laboratory to respond to changing campus conditions. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.