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Bridgewater, Bailey; Pounds, Ellie; Morley, Alysa – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
This article examines how one public university helped address student plagiarism through a collaboration between the Math and Writing Center and the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity. Included is a thorough discussion of how the program was designed, the roles each office played, and how the two areas collaborated to assess success. Since…
Descriptors: College Students, Program Design, Plagiarism, Intervention
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Marshall, Heidi; Valentic, Gabrielle; Rasmussen, Samara – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Online higher education writing centers are often viewed as a space separate from students' learning environment; a landscape of assistance rather than true education. The goal of this pilot program was to create a geography of shared experience between students, faculty, and writing specialists to facilitate the process of enhancing student…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Tutoring, Feedback (Response), Writing (Composition)
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Crouse-Machcinski, Kaitlyn – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Tutor training programs are essential for the success of a learning center. For the learning center to adequately serve its students, the tutors must be given proper training, support, and guidance. By utilizing technology, especially learning management systems (LMS), in tutor training programs, learning centers can raise their quality of tutors…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, Integrated Learning Systems, Training
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Trosset, Carol; Evertz, Kathy; Fitzpatrick, Renata – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
To demonstrate effectiveness, writing centers collect quantitative and/or qualitative information about and from the students who use their services. A broader understanding of effectiveness requires us to consider both direct measures of writing quality and why some students do not use the writing center. This mixed-methods research followed one…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Writing Achievement, Use Studies, Consultants
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Korstange, Ryan; Craig, Maxwell; Duncan, Matthew D. – Learning Assistance Review, 2019
Procrastination is common in the collegiate sphere. However, procrastination is often stigmatized as causing college students to be unsuccessful. Most students have been told not to procrastinate, but they continue to do so, implying that student procrastination will not stop. Yet, significant discontinuities exist between emerging procrastination…
Descriptors: College Students, Productivity, Academic Achievement, Intervention
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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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