ERIC Number: ED462987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-12
Reference Count: N/A
The Start of the New Millennium. The Teaching and Learning Center Annual Report, 2000-2001.
Platt, Gail M.
This document discusses the South Plains College Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), an academic support service that provides reading and learning development courses, collegiate instruction, peer tutoring, computer-aided instruction, independent-study opportunities, learning assessments, and workshops and seminars to students before they enroll at the college level. Statistics for the 2000-2001 academic year include: (1) 5,443 students were served by the TLC, compared with 4,715 in the previous year; (2) there were eight full-time employees and four part-time faculty members working for the TLC; (3) the areas of PC Lab, Freshman Orientation, Peer Tutoring, and Academic Counseling all saw an increase in the number of contacts provided to students; (4) overall, there was a 19% increase in enrollment in reading courses and a 17% increase in human development course enrollment from 1999 to 2000; (5) tutors provided 397 individual students with 2,268 tutoring sessions (an increase in both the numbers of students tutored and number of sessions provided); (6) the completion percentage for reading courses was 78%, compared with 76% in 1999 and 66% in 1998; and (7) total retention rates for students completing specific exit-level reading courses was 75%, compared with 73% the previous year. Course completion, retention, and grade distributions are all presented in tables. Operational strategies and items regarding sustaining excellence are listed. (CJW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Learning Resources Centers, Program Evaluation, Student Development, Tutoring, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Plains Coll., Levelland, TX. Teaching and Learning Center.