Two pages provide background information on LSCHE itself:

New features in the LSCHE web site. LSCHE’s 500+ web pages provide a searchable resource for archives, history, research, and best practices in the field. It contains more than 3,200 unique links (5,000+ all total).  Some of the changes in the newly updated structure and appearance of LSCHE include the following:

  1. Fall 2015 – A new page titled “Publications for the LSC Professional” is added and linked as a major category under “Resources.”  This new page provides descriptions about CLADEA and member organization publications and the suggested essential readings list.
  2. Summer 2015 – An updated list, including descriptions and contact information for graduate certificate and degree programs for Learning Support Professionals.
  3. Summer 2015 – On the Home page at the bottom next to Resources is a Google Analytics Stats total provided to list the total number of visits to the LSCHE website over the last 30 days.
  4. Spring 2015 – Job Postings sent to LSCHE or posted on LRNASST are now listed for 90 days under Resources -> Professional Development -> Job Postings at
  5. Spring 2015 – In updating links, ERIC is found as being reborn and doing well.  ERIC was a resource available between 1966 and 2004, which provided access through licensed libraries to articles and publications.  It has returned and is updated and now provides access to more than 1.4 million database and thesaurus files. A brief history is also provided. See
  6. Spring 2015 – A “Broken Link Checker” has been added.  Any blue text links that have a line through them means that it is a broken link. All broken links have been cleared. Any showing should be broken only for a few days. If you find a broken link or misdirected link, please let me know.  If it is something you are needing or interested in, please let me know that too ( and I will respond to you.
  7. Summer 2014 – Conferences and events are updated each month in the calendar web page and visitors may be able to click “Add to calendar” link in the event footer to add events of interest to their own online calendars.
  8. Spring 2014 – The Resources listed at the bottom of the Home Page is expanded in the menu item “Resources” and in the “View All Resources” to see a site map listing the organization of most of LSCHE’s 550+ web pages. LSCHE has more than 5000 links of information and resources for you.
  9. Spring 2014 – At the top of each web page is a linked breadcrumb trail to navigate to a higher level page in the LSCHE website.
  10. Spring 2014 – If you have links to add or replace existing ones in LSCHE, we invite you to use this link to send the changes you would like to see posted on the LSCHE web site.

Introduction to ABOUT LSCHE: Titles and program titles need to be constantly redefined, updated, and restated so that significant others in post-secondary education, like administrators, faculty, and public officials are aware of their meanings and the impact that these programs as defined can have and do have on their campuses. Within this section are different definitions of the major academic support terms that are used by college and university administrators, faculty, and staff.

Definitions of Key Academic Support Terms:
Learning Support Center and Learning Assistance Support System
Developmental Education
Some Perceived Differences: Learning Support Centers & Developmental Education
Other Learning Support Center Related Terms
Acronyms & Abbreviations Related to Learning Assistance

Names of Learning Support Centers: There are 260 or more different names that institutions are using to designate its learning support center.

Names/Titles of Tutors: This list of 20 names/titles is based on posts to LRNASST-L to answer the question, ” What else can one call a tutor?”

Learning Support Centers on the Web: Learning Support Centers are developing campus web sites as a way both to publicize their programs and services to students, faculty, and administrators and to offer on-line diagnostic and tutoring services. This resource includes the web addresses of current learning center web sites, and archives of the annual LSCHE web site awards, and useful references for center webmasters.

Background & History of Learning Support Centers:A chronology of learning support center related events including seminal publications (Updated)

Model Learning Support Centers: A description of some centers that can be considered as models for administrators who are looking to develop a new center or to modify an existing one.

Learning Support Center Mission Statements: In this section are links to Mission Statements of Learning Support Centers. The mission statements range from single sentence to multi-paragraph statements.Some centers also have, in addition to their mission statements, a list of its goals and a vision statement.

Best Practices for Learning Support Centers Handout:  A revised list of the Innovative Educator Webinar Best Practices presentation (May 7, 2009) developed for a post conference workshop at the Golden NCLCA Conference (October 3, 2009).

Learning Center Floor Plans. Here you will find floor plans, video footage, or photos of learning centers.

Related Academic Assistance Centers. A look at other academic support centers that function either as separate campus or departmental entities or are administered by the campus learning support center.

Learning Support Center Surveys. A collection of references to surveys of learning assistance and learning support centers.


Learning Support Centers Online Course Syllabus. An AERA-J * ASHE Higher Education Syllabi Online course description of a graduate level course designed for personnel interested in administering  a learning support center.


The GSU Learning Support Centers in Higher Education syllabus that includes rationale, student objectives (competencies), course content, learning activities, special course requirements, evaluation procedure, and references.

Page last updated on March 1st, 2017