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Starting a Learning Assistance Center

Conversations with CRLA members who have
been there and done that !

Frank Christ (deceased), Rick Sheets, and Karen Smith (deceased), Editors
Preface by Mike O'Hear

- Review by Jan Norton -

This monograph, with twenty conversations covering different aspects of starting a learning assistance center is available through H&H Publishing. Areas covered include:

  • LAC definition
  • Professional development
  • LAC justification
  • Identification of significant individuals
  • Meeting expectations
  • special populations
  • Faculty roles in LAC's
  • Useful management tools
  • Technology
  • Program assessment
  • Student assessment
  • Program types
  • Choice of appropriate instructional resources
  • Staffing
  • Organizational structure
  • Design considerations
  • Image development
  • National standards

Contributing authors are:

Elaine Burns Gene Kerstiens (deceased) Sylvia Mioduski
Frank L. Christ (deceased) Georgine Materniak Michael O'Hear
Gwyn Enright Martha Maxwell (deceased) Rick Sheets
David Gerkin Reed Mencke   Karen Smith (deceased)
    Frank Torres

The book ends with a series of thought-provoking scenarios that cover a range of decision areas facing Learning Assistance Center directors. ISBN 0-943202-72-8

Available online through LSCHE (Learning Support Centers in Higher Education) at

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