Spring 2013 Learning Support Retreat – Students are Talking, We are Listening

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The learning support division on East Campus is developing a habit of listening to students, so much so that the dean of learning support, Leonard Bass, has decided to invite students to the annual division retreats.

At the inaugural Learning Support Conversation with Students that took place on May 20, 2013, a number of good suggestions and ideas were generated and the event served to build strong connections with students. The purpose of the conversations we are having with students, Leonard shared “is fivefold,” designed to help us:

  1. Develop a habit of listening to our students as a division.
  2. Plan appropriate programs and services based on student need.
  3. Create meaningful connections with students and give them a voice.
  4. Give the staff an opportunity to better understand students’ goals, expectations, concerns, needs and satisfaction with learning support resources.
  5. Develop services that will result in higher and more effective rates of meaningful learning.

The decision to actively engage students in conversations about their experience with the learning support area was in response to literature and national conversations on the value of actively and systemically listening to students.

If you have questions about learning support services on the East or Winter Park Campuses, please contact Leonard Bass at lbass11@valenciacollege.edu or at extension 2745.

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