to the only web portal dedicated exclusively as an OER Open Educational Resource to Learning
Support Centers in Higher Education.
On this web portal, you can review the history of learning
support centers in higher education along with relevant
definitions of learning assistance. You also can learn about
the history and philosophy of the Winter Institute, considered
by many as the premier professional learning experience
for learning support center personnel. Included on this
portal are full-text articles based on past Winter Institute
keynote addresses and presentations
addition, you will find an updated calendar of conferences
that may be useful for learning support center directors
and staff along with an extensive bibliography, related
book and periodical reviews, professional development courses
and degrees, links to related professional association web
sites and listservs -- all focused on the needs of learning
support center directors and their staff. Most importantly,
you can access over 1500 learning center websites arranged
by country and in the USA alphabetically by state.
portal hopefully speaks to and updates Leroy Sullivan's
plea made more than 30 years ago in his monumental work
that was a comprehensive source of learning center information,
networking, and dialogue [Sullivan, L.L. (1978). A Guide
to Higher Education Learning Centers in the United States
and Canada. Portsmith, NH: Entelek]
importantly, LSCHE is reaffirming a commitment to dialogue,
networking, and collegiality by echoing the words of Rick
Thoman, Xerox Corporation former President and CEO: "For
all of us to win in the knowledge economy, we need to unleash
the knowledge in our document databases, use and reuse our
past knowledge, find ways to create new knowledge and then
share it across our enterprise."
If you are a student reading this page, please contact your
campus academic support people to see if they know about
and use this resource. Also, if you are taking an online
course, let your instructor know about the learning and
study strategies resources available here that can be integrated
in his/her online course.
hope that you will enjoy and profit from this collection
of learning support center information and that you will
provide us with collegial feedback to make this web portal
more useful for you and your learning support center colleagues.
web portal is sponsored by the College Reading & Learning
Sheets as its webmaster and
Frank Christ, Emeritus CSU Long Beach as editor and
consultant and Alan
Craig, Georgia Perimeter College (Dunwoody Campus),
as an Associate Content Editor.