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Academic skills advising: Limits and limitations

Geoff Cooper
Senior Learning and Research Skills Advisor, The University of Western Australia
Most Australian universities have staff who assist students with generic academic skills. My impression is that not only are we differently situated in our respective institutions, but also that, while carrying out our work, we operate differently both practically and philosophically, This workshop will (I hope) provide an opportunity for such staff to explore a number of issues of general interest. I would like to participants to set the agenda for the workshop around some general themes, such as: how much assistance should we provide? what is the nature of that assistance? what are the limits of our responsibilities? should we impose limitations and if so, what? While we may not come to any general conclusions, the value of the workshop will lie in the process of comparing our ideas and practices, and perhaps gaining some new insights and strategies.
Please cite as: Cooper, G. (2003). Academic skills advising: Limits and limitations. In Partners in Learning. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 11-12 February 2003. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2003/abstracts/cooper-abs.html

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