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Welch Receives Certification

Dana Welch, student affairs administrator at The University of Texas at Tyler, earned certification from the Association for the Tutoring Profession, Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler interim vice president for student affairs and external relations, announced.

Welch is now certified as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) supervisor as well as a master tutor trainer, which also covers SI leaders.

Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly peer-assisted study sessions led by an SI leader in courses deemed historically difficult by previous students. UT Tyler began its SI program fall 2005. The nationally-known program began at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1973 as a way to help its medical students.

To apply for the certification, Welch submitted SI Leader training manuals along with documentation and proof of the ongoing leader development training that she carries out each semester.

“This should add to the credibility and reputation that the SI program has already earned on campus,” said Welch. “It also provides a firm foundation upon which we can continue building other effective academic support programs for UT Tyler students.”

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.



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