ERIC Number: ED297795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Commitment to Literacy: The Learning Center's Annual Report, 1986-87.
Platt, Gail M.
This report provides a comprehensive description and record of all academic support services provided to students through the South Plains College Learning Center. After an introductory statement clarifies the ever-increasing need for academic support services at open-door institutions, a philosophy and mission statement and a detailed description of the various services provided through the Learning Center are presented. Those services include: (1) the assessment of entry-level skills in reading, writing, and mathematics; (2) remedial/developmental course offerings for students who are identified as having weaknesses in these basic skills; (3) tutorial services; (4) an independent learning laboratory, featuring study carrels with electronic media and instructional support materials and a microcomputer laboratory with over 600 software programs; and (5) miscellaneous services provided in the Learning Center, such as study skills seminars, student success courses, writing and math labs, and tutor training activities. The descriptions include information on the numbers of students served, usage patterns, and outcomes/results. A discussion of program goals and recommendations for the future is presented next. The report concludes with comments regarding the lowering of college standards, "special needs" students, requests for center services by non-students, and the critical issue of program funding. (Author/EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Plains Coll., Levelland, TX.