ERIC Number: ED200260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-5
Survival Strategies for Successful Learning Lab Management.
Information in this two-part report is provided to help directors of college reading and study skills centers plan for survival in an era of declining enrollment. After introductory material noting the need for such centers as colleges increase student retention efforts, Part I of the report examines six administrative factors that affect a center's survival: (1) center personnel's awareness of the political workings of the college; (2) institutional support of the center's programming in light of changing institutional missions; (3) development of seminars and other programs for group instruction that are more visible than programs geared to the individual student; (4) development of the staff's ability to work together and its familiarity with the mission of the school; (5) development of a service orientation; and (6) publicity of the center's services through direct contact with students and through various advertising media. Part II briefly discusses materials selection in light of diminishing financial resources and urges directors to systematically evaluate materials in terms of student and program needs. The appendix includes a form for evaluating the usefulness of learning materials, a reading and study skills lab evaluation form, and a directory of 58 companies which supply learning lab materials. For each company, this directory summarizes the type of materials provided and their approximate price range. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the "Community Colleges in the 1980's" Seminar (Atlantic City, NJ, March 5-6, 1981), appended by a resource compendium.