Event Title

Evaluating the Quality of Advising and Tutoring Services Provided by the Center for Academic Success at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 3:30 PM

Student's Major

English

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Heather Camp

Mentor's Department

English

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

This research focuses on the effectiveness of the Center for Academic Success (CAS), an on campus tutoring and advising center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Studies have found that academic performance of students who have received tutoring and advising services perform better in class and have higher GPAs [1,2,3,4]. A study done by Lehigh University to evaluate the effectiveness of tutoring found that “students demonstrated understanding significantly more frequently than not after they received tutoring” [4]. However, other studies have found that there is no correlation between the time spent in a tutoring center and academic performance [1,3]. Not all tutoring centers use the same approaches and techniques for tutoring, which is a possible explanation for the mid results of these studies. This research will aim to use a qualitative approach to measure the effectiveness of the CAS. It will also consider the most effective tutoring and advising methods for students. These methods can be used to better improve the CAS and offer a more positive tutoring and advising experience for students to excel academically.

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Evaluating the Quality of Advising and Tutoring Services Provided by the Center for Academic Success at Minnesota State University, Mankato

CSU Ballroom

This research focuses on the effectiveness of the Center for Academic Success (CAS), an on campus tutoring and advising center at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Studies have found that academic performance of students who have received tutoring and advising services perform better in class and have higher GPAs [1,2,3,4]. A study done by Lehigh University to evaluate the effectiveness of tutoring found that “students demonstrated understanding significantly more frequently than not after they received tutoring” [4]. However, other studies have found that there is no correlation between the time spent in a tutoring center and academic performance [1,3]. Not all tutoring centers use the same approaches and techniques for tutoring, which is a possible explanation for the mid results of these studies. This research will aim to use a qualitative approach to measure the effectiveness of the CAS. It will also consider the most effective tutoring and advising methods for students. These methods can be used to better improve the CAS and offer a more positive tutoring and advising experience for students to excel academically.

Recommended Citation

Petzel, Zachary; Tyler Keller; and Jacob Tschann. "Evaluating the Quality of Advising and Tutoring Services Provided by the Center for Academic Success at Minnesota State University, Mankato." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-B/8