Theses and dissertations on learning support center programs
and services. Some of the most important research, both
qualitative and quantitative, done by graduate students
for their master's theses and doctoral dissertations, is
generally not known nor readily accessible yet their findings
are important for both further research and for practical
use in developing or improving learning support centers.
This list is a beginning in identifying these documents.
Please email me if
you know of any that are missing.
Alberding, A. P. (1983). Mathematics Learning Centers in
Two-year Colleges. University of Arizona (0009)
Blackaby, S.L. (1993). The Academic world of underprepared
students in a Washington State community college. WASHINGTON
Braswell, J. A. (1991). A study to project the utilization
of a university learning center for people of retirement
age.Memphis State University
Burgess, Jane S (1992). A longitudinal case study of a
learning resource center: Math lab for academically disadvantaged
students, 1983-1991. Doctoral Dissertation at Oklahoma State
Burns, M. E. (1991). A study to formulate a learning assistance
model for the California community college. Unpublished
doctoral dissertation, Pepperdine University. Available
from University Microfilm: # AAT9204126
Carpenter, K. H. (1985). Differences
in instructional practices in study techniques as provided
by two groups of teachers (developmental education, learning
center, skills). University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Clymer, C. (1978). An analysis of evaluation practices
of learning assistance programs at selected institutions
of the United States. Unpublished doctoral dissertation.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction. New Mexico State
Collins, V. A. (1988). A case study of organizational innovation
in higher education: The academic support program State
University of New York at Buffalo
Conley, F. S. (1997). The relationship
of Achievement and Academic Support Services for Underprepared
Students at Tribally Controlled Colleges in the United States.
Doctoral dissertation at Grambling State University.
Cress, B. A (2003). Persistence of underprepared community
college students related to learning assistance center use.
EdD NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, 209 pages AAT 3080870
Dixon, J. C. (1999). A qualitative study of perceptions
of external factors that influence the persistence of black
males at a predominantly white four-year state college (African-American,
men). Doctoral Dissertation at Columbia University Teachers
Dominguez, D. D. (1990). Writing labs: A comparative study
and an analysis of their effectiveness. Texas A&I University.
Dvorak, J.J. K. (2000). The college tutoring experience.
The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Evans, J. J., III. (1979) A Description of the Learning
Resources Center Concept Implemented in Texas Public Community
Colleges. (East Texas State University; Murphy, Beatrice.)
Foy, King David (1998). The Use and Characteristics of
Student Athlete Academic Assistance Programs in Colleges
and Universities of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics. Doctoral Dissertation at Pepperdine University.
Goodlett, R. D. (1976). A study to describe and analyze
the objectives, organization, and services of selected learning
centers in southern states. Doctoral Dissertation, University
Godsey, E (1992). The functions of a learning center. Unpublished
doctoral dissertation, Southern Missouri University.
Hatfield, D. J. (1970). A three-year study of the effect
of an individualized learning center on students' attitude
and achievement Utah State University
Haynes, C. A. S. (1989). A study
of learning centers in southeastern two-year and four-year
public and private colleges and universities. University
Hazard, L. (1997). The Effect of Locus of Control and Attitudes
Toward Intelligence on Study Habits of College Students.
W. A. (2004). A quantitative comparison of two different
college success course formats on freshmen at a four-year
college. Colorado State University. Abstract.
Hudson, W. E.
Sr. (1994). The relationship of college support services
to the success of students with learning disabilities attending
a historically black university. Florida State University.
Irwin, D. E. (1979). Affective adjustment and cognitive
achievement as a function of learning center tutoring. United
States International University.
Irwin, D. E. (1980). Affective adjustment and cognitive
achievement as a function of learning center tutoring. Dissertation
Abstracts International Vol 40(7-B), Jan 1980, 3367-3368.
Jones, R. O. H. (1991). Characteristics of persisters and
non persisters in voluntary study skills interventions (Nonpersisters,
Learning Centers). Doctoral dissertation at University of
Larsen, C. J. (1974). Satellite learning centers: An off-campus
extension of community college services. Doctoral Dissertation
Brigham Young University
Long-Marks, B. M. (1991). A program
evaluation study of the nursing learning center at Imperial
Valley College. United States International University
Marone, D. K. Constructing a learning identity: Students
who have a learning disability reflect on their learning
at a university learning center PhD University of Pennsylvania
Mealy, B. A. (1998). A Program Evaluation of the Learning
Assistance Center at Southern Wesleyan University (South
Carolina) Doctoral dissertation at University of Sarasota.
pages AAT 9824776
Mikkelson, S. M. (2003). An historical perspective of the
origin and development of learning assistance centers in
Texas public higher education institutions.Doctoral dissertation
at Texas Woman's University
Moeckel, D. L. (1997). Negotiating "problem space":
student needs assessment in a community college academic
support center as a basis for reflective practice for learning
specialists (staff development). University of Pennsylvania.
Morrison, B. H. (1985). A study of
the effectiveness of a learning assistance program in a
liberal arts college. Dissertation Abstracts International
Vol 45(8-A), Feb 1985, 2413-2414. Michigan State U
Myers III, E.
M. (1980). A comparative analysis of persisters, permanent
dropouts, dropouts who transfer, and stopouts at St. Cloud
State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota University of Colorado
Newcome, Kathy I.(1983). A follow-up study of clerical
students at the Chaffey College Fontana Learning Center.
California State University, Long Beach ( 6080).
Novels, A. N. (1990). An analysis of high risk students'
perceptions of advising services provided by a university
learning center program. Dissertation Abstracts International
O'DelL, K. D. (1980). Effect of integrated communication-skills
instruction on selected academic competencies and feelings
of academic competence in students at a university learning
skills center. University of Oregon.
Pinola-Kenny, Mary. (1982) Needs,
Tasks, and Evaluation Procedures Used in Assessing College
and University Learning Centers. University of Southern
Reedy, D. (2009).
Graduation rates at Ohio 2-tear colleges: A comparison of
adult students taking and not taking developmental coursework.
(AAT 3344448) Abstract at
Robinson, J. (xxxx). The Importance of the Application of
a Note Taking Technique on High Risk Students as Related
to Locus of Control." [Incomplete citation]
Rogers, E. H. (1994) A Survey of Community College Library/Learning
Centers Regarding Public Access to Microcomputers and Microcomputer
Software. (Northern Illinois University
Roongrattanakool, D. (1998). Concerns in academic skills
and related coping strategies of international graduate
students at Mississippi State University (graduate students).
Doctoral dissertation at Mississippi State University.
Sanders, V. H. (1979). A meta-analysis: the relationship
of program content and operation factors to measured effectiveness
of college reading-study programs. Unpublished doctoral
dissertation, University of the Pacific (University Microfilms
Schellkopf, John Darrell. (1979) Voluntary Use of Learning
Centers and Factors Affecting it in the Los Angeles Community
Colleges. Northern Illinois University
Sells, D. K. (1996). The Freshman Year Experience: A Case
Study of a Freshman Living-learning Center. Doctoral dissertation
at Arizona State University.
Sheets, R.A. (1994) The effects of training and experience
on adult peer tutors in community colleges. Doctoral dissertation,
Arizona State University.
Spelts, C. A. (1981) An analysis of contributing factors
in the operation of a learning assistance center at the
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Doctoral dissertation
at University of South Dakota
Staley, J. M. (1984). The success of special admissions
students offered basic skills instruction in a four year
university curriculum. State University of New York, Buffalo
Schwemmer, E. J. (1978). An analysis of learning center
services provided for the learning-disabled student in the
nineteen community junior colleges of Kansas. Kansas State
Smith, C. M. (1979). Learning center, state of the art,
in selected land grant universities.West Virginia University
Thum, C. P. (1980). Learning centers in institutions of
higher education: An analysis. Doctoral dissertation at
Tillerson, C. W. (1973). Effects of a learning center method
versus lecture method of teaching as related to achievement,
self-concept, and attitude of college freshmen. Dissertation
Abstracts International Vol. 33(11-A), May 1973, 6142.
Van, B. (1990).
The application of essential developmental education principles
by program administrators. Doctoral dissertation, University
Zoll, J. G. (1990).
A learning center assessment tool for the assessment of
academic services of a private learning center , EdD University
of San Diego, 1990, 162 pages AAT 9030767
Devirian, M. C.. (1975). A survey of learning centers in
California. Master's Thesis at California State University,
Long Beach; 6080.
Gerkin, D. (1995). Student perceptions
of the effectiveness of selected. non-traditional programs
at Paradise Valley Community College. Master’s thesis.
Kusunoki. K. (1978). A Survey of Learning
Centers/Laboratories in Hawaii. Masters Thesis, CSU Long
Van Eden, D. J.
(1989). University of New Brunswick learning center research
database. .MScCS University of New Brunswick (Canada),
Vesper, C. F. (1980) A survey of Long
Beach area corporate training directors regarding use of
the California State University at Long Beach's learning
assistance center as a training center. California State
University, Long Beach.