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READING DEPARTMENT PROFILE PRESENTER: Laura Kirkwood Full Time Closed Lab Learning Assistant PSA Member.

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1 READING DEPARTMENT PROFILE PRESENTER: Laura Kirkwood Full Time Closed Lab Learning Assistant PSA Member

2 Video message from Natalie D., a former 091/092 student who is currently one of our student workers. 

3 Excerpt from an from Nursing Student Aileen M.  “I can’t believe how worthwhile the Reading Workshop was for me. I will certainly apply most of the techniques I learned. Just a suggestion - I truly think this would be so beneficial to all young kids starting college. I am almost 40, but hope that my sons will have this when they start college and even in high school. It makes school life so much easier.”

4 Excerpt from an from Reading Student Anna Marie P.  “It's Anna-Marie, I just got my reading final grade back and I got a 94 on it and 93 overall for the class!!!! I am beyond ecstatic and proud of myself, but I really couldn't have done it without you helping me my first and second semester! You are wonderful and really did help me develop great skills that I am going to take with me onto my next set of classes.”

5 Profiles of Our Diverse Students First generation college students in their families ESL population Veterans returning to college Returning students

6 Snapshot of our Past Year…… TOTAL091/092 LABSAPPOINTMENTS Fall ’13- Spring ‘14 Students Contact Hours Students Contact Hours Students Contact Hours Visits 1,386 22, , ,4572,092 Reading Center

7 Outstanding Staff Committee ACCUPLACER SCORES (Placement Test) – READ 091/092 Sequence READ 13-D READ 095 Three Possible 1 st Semester Placements for Reading (Fall 2014) 4 Credits w/ Required Lab Meets: Twice a Week Lecture- 3 hrs. Lab- 2 hrs. Upon Successful Completion: Must take READ 092 (2 semester sequence) 4 Credits w/ Required Lab Meets: Twice a Week Lecture- 3 hrs. Lab- 2 hrs. Upon Successful Completion: Satisfied Basic Skills Requirement (1 semester course) 4 Credits NO Lab Meets: Twice a Week Lecture- 2 hrs. 2 times a week Upon Successful Completion: Satisfied Basic Skills Requirement (1 semester course)

8 Our Range of Services in The Reading Center Reading Labs Tied to 091/092 and 094 courses Individual Tutoring Appointments 091/092, 094, 095 and general Brookdale student population Higher Education Center Programs Instruct in reading labs, provide tutoring for all students Library Tutoring Center Tutoring all Brookdale students in study strategies, organizational skills, and test-taking strategies Nursing Workshops & General Workshops Focused on study and test- taking strategies

9 Demonstrating the Quality of the Reading Center’s Program 81.6% return rate the following semester An average of 800 basic skills students have graduated each year since % increase in Reading course completion rates since 1994

10 Collective Overview of The Full Time Reading Center Learning Assistants Our Professional Experience 4 Bachelor’s Degrees 2 Master’s Degrees 2 Performance Recognition Awards 2 Leadership Brookdale Graduates (plus 1 attending in the fall) 1 Outstanding BCC Staff Award Combined Years of Experience: 46 years 2 Literacy Volunteers of America Certificates

11 Our Collective College Involvement Basic Skills Committee - constant involvement for over 22 years Assessment - ESMP; Reading Center assessment each semester since 2004 GovernancePSA Board Member Basic Skills Outreach (Yearly Conference with High Schools) College-wide Learning Assistant Committee Direct Connect with incoming students Interest Based Bargaining Committee for PSA Contract Open HousesPerformance Recognition Committee GraduationOutstanding Staff Committee First week guidance for new students (hallways & parking) Volunteer Connection

12 Excerpt from a letter from 091/092 student Ivy P. “I really do not know how to express my gratitude from my bottom of heart for your helps to me these two years. In the class, I almost couldn't follow the instructor. You, as our lab teacher had given me much help in lab class, and used extra time to help me after class. You helped me to understand the sentences in the articles one by one. I passed the reading 091. More importantly, I got big confidence in English learning. Then I took reading 092, writing 095, and 121. I know, without your helps, I could not pass these classes. I never forget, you tried different ways to help me improve my English.”

13 Learning Assistants’ Connection to BCC Graduates…….  1 out of 2 BCC graduates was a “Basic Skills” student.  Our most “at-risk” students received the strong foundation and skill set for success in college.  “SUCCESS STARTS AT BROOKDALE!”

14 Message left by a former 091/092 student who became one of our student workers and is a recent BCC graduate - Devin V.  “Okay ladies, its been a great journey with all of you. I just want to say thank you! I couldn’t imagine not learning and working here with such great Learning Assistants. I will dearly miss y’all! As my time is sailing away from being on campus and doors are opening for me to start a new journey, I appreciate the things you have done for me. An old chapter is closing while a new one is about to begin. Thanks again!” Love Always, Devin


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