June 5, 2005
Reading vs. Fishing
A few days ago, Ellen Swain (my co-editor) suggested y'all visit the site of The Learning Curve, the outstanding publication edited by Natt Gantt of Regent University School of Law. I took Ellen's advice, and it changed my life.
Well, okay, it changed my Academic Support Program.
Here's how. I read "Teach Them to Read and They'll Read for a Lifetime..." by Professor Ruth Ann McKinney of the University of North Carolina School of Law. Whoa. In her subtitle, Professor McKinney includes, "How Academic Support Professionals Can 'Turn on Light Bulbs' ...". She turned on a bulb for me.
In a nutshell: I intend to supplement the existing program at Roger Williams University School of Law with a reading program based substantially on Professor McKinney's model. And, I intend to find out all I can about it this week at UNLV, where many of us will be assembling for the LSAC (thank you) - sponsored national get-together of ASPers.
Beware, Professor McKinney. You may be awfully busy answering our questions. I suspect this article will effect changes in many Academic Support programs. Thank you, again, for sharing your insight. (djt)
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