The number of students visiting an SPC Learning Center keeps climbing and so do the success rates for those who keep coming back. For the spring 2014 term, a total of 14,037 students made 108,544 visits to campus Learning Centers, up 29 percent from last spring when 13,157 students made 84,117 visits.
“Our greatest increase this spring was in the number of class visits and workshops we delivered to students,” said Heather Disler, associate director of Learning Resources at SPC Downtown and Midtown. “The number of classes that visited a library or Learning Center increased by 30 percent (from spring 2013). Additionally, the Learning Resources staff worked with faculty to design relevant, timely and student-focused workshops. We served more than 1,800 students with small group workshops where students received greater individual attention.”
At SPC’s seven campus Learning Centers, students can take advantage of individual tutoring, workshops, library instructions, small-group learning sessions and computer assistance.
Students who visited a Learning Center more than 10 times in the spring term were the most successful. Overall, 74 percent of students who visited a Learning Center once or twice received grades of A, B or C. Success rates grew to 82 percent when students visited ten or more times.
By the numbers, spring 2014
Total services given
110,216 total services given in spring 2014
33,729 selected services in math, science and writing
14,037 unduplicated students
108,544 total student visits
150 Full-time faculty have contributed 2,053 hours
334 library instructions served 6,899 students
305 class visits served 6,023 students
450 workshops served 1,793 students