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Deshler, Jessica; Fuller, Edgar; Darrah, Marjorie – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Students taking developmental mathematics often need academic support to succeed in their courses, but also benefit from support in adapting to university life. In this paper we describe our experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating a peer mentoring program for developmental mathematics students at a large research university that…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Needs, Mentors
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Osborne, Jessica D.; Parlier, Richard; Adams, Talisha – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
In Fall 2016, the Student Success Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville began a two-year study to assess participant impacts of three key academic success programs: academic coaching, tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Survey results revealed that participants perceived academic impacts in all three programs and that students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Coaching (Performance), Tutoring, Supplementary Education
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Babcock, Ashley; Lehan, Tara; Hussey, Heather D. – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
A needs assessment was conducted at a learning center at one completely online institution to understand administrator, faculty, and student perceptions of the center's services and resources to uncover gaps between the current state and intended outcomes (personalized support, clarity of services, and shared accountability for student success).…
Descriptors: Learning Centers (Classroom), Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Needs Assessment
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Caton, Amy – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Learning centers and academic support programs are often idealized entities campuses look to for student success, retention, and engagement. By untethering our thinking about program boundaries, identities, and alliances and radically reforming, we can generate interest, passion, and opportunities across campus. The force of redistributing…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Universities, Program Development, Academic Support Services
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Skoglund, Kirk; Wall, Timothy J.; Kiene, David – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
Supplemental Instruction (SI), a higher-education academic support program, targets challenging college courses and uses peer-led review sessions to develop academic skills, improve grades, influence persistence, and ultimately increase student retention (Arendale, 2001). The goals of this study were twofold: to determine if differences existed in…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, Supplementary Education
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Lozada, Neva; Turner Johnson, Ane – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
This qualitative case study explores the experiences of former [Supplemental Instruction] SI leaders who worked at a four-year, private university in the Mid-Atlantic while completing their undergraduate degrees. The insights offered by participants through interviews and graphic elicitation reveal the ways in which serving as an SI leader…
Descriptors: Supplementary Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
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Winograd, Greta; Verkuilen, Jay; Weingarten, Alison; Walker, Lucy – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
In this study, we examined academic outcomes among students from low-income and academically disadvantaged backgrounds who participated in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at a selective four-year public comprehensive college in the Northeast. We found that provisionally admitted EOP students earned comparable first-semester grades and…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Groups, Disadvantaged Youth, College Students
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James, Adrian; Moore, Lori – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
This article explored the learning styles and leadership styles of Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders at Texas A&M University, and the impact of those preferences on recurring attendance to their sessions. The Learning Style Inventory, the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire, and a demographic instrument were administered to SI leaders…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Leadership Styles, Experiential Learning, Transformational Leadership
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Trammell, Jack; Kourtidis, Joanna – Learning Assistance Review, 2018
Many administrators in Learning Assistance Programs (LAPs) have teaching duties, or take on teaching duties at some point in their careers. This study was designed to examine the impact of LAP experience on classroom pedagogy. A pilot study was utilized first through listservs and email chains to ask that question of LAP professionals. After…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Higher Education
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Payne, Emily Miller; Hodges, Russ; Hernandez, Elda Patricia – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
Students entering postsecondary education embody America's growing diversity. Rapid demographics shifts and changing student attendance patterns pose new challenges for higher education. Enrollment trends vary across states and regions with some areas seeing increased student populations while others are experiencing declining enrollments (Center…
Descriptors: Demography, Needs Assessment, Learning Centers (Classroom), Student Characteristics
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McDonald, Mary – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
For over four years, students enrolled in remedial writing classes who attended eight writing center tutorials directly linked to their assignments had an average pass rate of 95.6 percent, whereas students who did not attend any writing center tutorials had an average pass rate of 39.4 percent. These correlations are just that--correlations that…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Remedial Programs, Tutorial Programs, Writing Improvement
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Dufault, Katie H. – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
Decentralization is an effective approach for structuring campus learning and success centers. McShane & Von Glinow (2007) describe decentralization as "an organizational model where decision authority and power are dispersed among units rather than held by a single small group of administrators" (p. 237). A decentralized structure…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Campuses, Administrative Organization, Models
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Hoff, Meagan A.; Hodges, Russ; Lin, Yuting; McConnell, Michael C. – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
The study explored usage patterns of the Learning Support Centers in Higher Education (LSCHE) web portal, an open educational resource (OER) that serves learning support center professionals. Results of an online survey taken by LSCHE users (N = 41) tracked their self-reported usage and perceived value of resources on the web portal, which…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Web Sites, Use Studies
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Blackwell, Stacey; Katzen, Sari; Patel, Nipa; Sun, Yan; Emenike, Mary – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
The authors introduce the Preparation in STEM Leadership Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. This NSF-Funded program and research study creates a centralized training program for peer leaders that includes a battery of assessments to evaluate peer leaders' content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, communication skills, and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Peer Groups, STEM Education, Leadership Training
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Weirick, Joshua; Davis, Tracy; Lawson, Daniel – Learning Assistance Review, 2017
This case study examines the differences in comments offered by asynchronous online writing center consultants to L1 and L2 speakers and examines the potential disconnects in consultant perceptions of their practice. The researchers collected and coded sample papers and interviewed participants to contextualize data from the quantitative portion…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Laboratories, Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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