ERIC Number: EJ839147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
National Survey--What Is a Learning Center in the 21st Century?
Truschel, Jack; Reedy, David L.
Learning Assistance Review, v14 n1 p9-22 Spr 2009
This article examines survey results from 142 colleges and universities to identify various "Learning Center" functions in higher education. Surveys completed through telephone interviews and in person at two national conferences indicate that core student success services in higher education include tutoring, workshops, disability services, and programs for at risk students. Results from a subsequent review of participating institution websites identified learning centers' mission statements and services. A final internet search found frequency of learning center names. These findings indicate Learning Centers have evolved into an essential multi-faceted student centered division of higher education, but it is growing though an identity crisis. (Contains 2 tables and 5 online resources.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Centers (Classroom), National Surveys, At Risk Students, Tutoring, Tutors, Workshops, Student Personnel Services, Disabilities, Institutional Mission, College Students
National College Learning Center Association. Web site: http://www.nclca.org/tlar.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A