ERIC Number: ED154356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Subject Area Paraprofessionals: A Team Approach.
Hubin, David R.; Martin, Linda C.
The University of California at Irvine has formed subject area teams composed of paraprofessionals in order to provide a comprehensive approach to skills development programming and tutoring in subject areas. The goal of the program is to facilitate retention and academic success of students. Three teams that represent the broad discipline areas of social sciences, humanities/fine arts, and math/science are composed of student staff members who are given extensive training in the area in which they will work. A typical team is composed of two counseling assistants, one study skills advisor, and up to a dozen tutors. Counseling assistants, who are trained in counseling approaches, contact students who are either experiencing academic difficulty or are performing at a level below their aspirations. After the initial contact, the counseling assistants continue their contact with the students to facilitate effective followup. The study skills advisors work with students in small groups to improve reading skills, test preparations, test taking, notetaking, time management, and writing skills. The tutors provide direct course supplementation. This program has resulted in improved service to students and increased interaction of all staff members. (JF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)