Although virtually everyone knows what tutoring is, few people actually know about the nuances of the academic support process. AWC Coordinator Joseph Cunningham is leading a research project with 10 LAC student workers (tutors, coaches, and SI Leaders) who will be utilizing a qualitative methodology known as photovoice to define what academic support means to them. This project will occur during the spring semester when these student researchers will create multimedia presentations of their work at the LAC, which they will share with the university online and write about in a future article for publication.
Across the Country
We are proud of our LAC staff members who have published and given presentations.
- Spring 2014:
- College Composition and Communication Conference, “The Photovoice Essay and the Intersection of Critical Composition and Visual Literacy: An Action Research Study”
- Fall 2013:
- The Learning Assistance Review, “Georg Simmel’s Spatial Sociology and Tutoring Centers as Cultural Spaces”
- Journal of the Philosophy of Education, “Praxis Exiled: Herbert Marcuse and the One Dimensional University”
- Spring 2014:
- The College English Association Critic, " Asynchronous Online Instruction: Creative Collaboration for Virtual Student Support”
2014 Student Testimonials
Excellence is our mission, and the best way to know how well we're doing is to ask. Here are just a few highlights from our 2014 Student Surveys:
“My tutor was very helpful to me as she helped me revise one of my essays. This was my first time going to the Academic writing Center, and I found it to be very helpful. I will be back again!”
“The SI program is very helpful, and I would recommend that everyone take advantage of it, especially if the course is very difficult for them to understand. SI leaders have helped me gain a better understanding of the coursework and develop new study habits.”
“One hour here is better than three on my own.”
“The tutor was very helpful; he really cared that I understood the material before we moved on.”