Highlights from Annual Report
Student Learning Center 2011-2012 Annual Report Highlights
- The number of students who used our services totaled 1,563, approximately 19% of the entire student body and a 13% increase from the 2010-2011.
- Tutoring sessions across the disciplines totaled 8,542.
- Business tutoring sessions, including accounting and economics, increased 87% from last year;
- 46% increase in Chemistry tutoring sessions;
- 32% increase in psychology tutoring sessions.
- Math tutoring sessions totaled 3,588. Math tutoring sessions accounted for approximately 42% of all tutoring sessions.
- SLC hired and trained 105 tutors from across the disciplines.
- The Student Learning Center funds, selects, and trains a Graduate Assistant who serves as a math tutor in the Transfer Center for 15 hours/week. With the Transfer Center located down the hall from the SLC, the GA has the flexibility to tutor in the SLC during exceptionally busy times. All figures in this report incorporate tutoring that took place in the Transfer Center.
- Professional staff visited 30% of the APS classes to give information and answer questions about the Student Learning Center.
- Transfer students comprised 40% of all tutoring sessions.
- We increased our accessibility by offering tutoring during Special Sessions as well as implementing the Remote Writing Tutoring program.
- Of the 105 student tutors employed for the year, 25% earned recognition at the honors and awards ceremony, and 21% presented on Scholar’s Day.
- Two of our spring 2012 writing tutors earned graduate assistantships through the English Department for the 2012-2013 academic year.
- We view our position and reporting relationship in Academic Affairs as a strength. The SLC staff frequently consults teaching faculty to help us identify quality tutors, to articulate the needs of particular students in need of academic support, as well as to keep us informed on curriculum modifications. Our position in Academic Affairs enables us to effectively support academic initiatives yet still allows us to work across division lines. For example, we carry out academic outreach to students in Strategies to Eliminate Probationary Status (STEPS).