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Christ Frank

  Bronze Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB
Consultant, Author
CSU Long BeachEmeritus, Grambling State University/Adjunct Professor teaching graduate courses online in learning support ctrs and facilitating learning skills.
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Primary Discipline: Academic Support Services / Faculty Development / Learners and Learning / Learning and Technology
Member Type: Faculty
Last Login: Aug 07, 2012
Member Since: Jun 28, 2003

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California State University, Long Beach (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, CA, United States) - Primary Affiliation

Contact Information

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Address: , AZ
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Skills and Interests

Integrating learning and study strategies support for students.
Focus on the learning needs of online students and also on the support that ought to be integrated into online courses by both instructional designers and course instructors.
Integrating learning and study strategies support in online courses
Planning for and Using MBO as a management system for Higher Education Academic Support Programs. Article:"Using MBO to Create, Develop, Improve, and Sustain Learning Assistance Programs" at
Best Practices of Learning Centers in Higher Education


Christ, F. L.. (July 1, 2007). Top Ten Countdown article: Content and Study Strategies to Help Online Students Succeed.. in Campus Technology (P. 58).
Christ, F. L.. (2008). Online Student Success: A Three Phase Approach. Clearwater, FL: H & H Publishing Comapany.
Christ, F. L. and Ganey, L. R. (2007). 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know. Revised Ed.. Williamsville, NY: Cambridge Stratford Inc..
Ganey, L.R., Christ, F. L., and Hurt, V. R.. (2006). Online Student Skills and Strategies Handbook. Boston: Pearson/Longman.
Christ, F. L.. (2002). .Academic Support in Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
Christ, F. L.. (1980). Learning Assistance at a State University: A Cybernetic Model. in EXAMINING THE SCOPE OF LEARNING CENTERS: New Directions for College Learning Assistance, (No. 1, pp.45-56).
Christ, F. L.. (1973). Technological Alternatives in Learning. in TECHNOLOGICAL ALTERNATIVES IN LEARNING (VI, pp37-44.).
Christ, F. L.. (1971). Systems for Learning Assistance: Learners, Learning, and Facilitators, and Learning Centers. in INTERDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF READING INSTRUCTION, (Vol. IV, 32-41).


College Reading Learning Association
Past Officers Council 02/1966 - Current
Member 09/2006 - Current
National College Learning Center Association
Member 10/2000 - Current

Honors and Awards

Special 40th Aniversary Ruby Award (11/2007)
A special award from CRLA for dedicated service, vision, and spirit
Lifetime Achievement Award (03/2006)
From Association of Colleges for Tutoring & Learning Assistance (ACTLA)
Lifetime Achievement Award (10/2003)
From National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA)
Jade 35th Anniversary Award (11/2002)
From College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)for service as Past President, Editor of the association proceedings and newsletter.
ACDEA Founding Fellow (10/2000)
Inducted as a Founding Fellow by American Council of Developmental Education Associations (ACDEA)
Lifetime Achievement Award (04/1993)
From Association of California College Tutoring & Learning Assistance (ACCTLA)
Llifetime Service Award (11/1990)
From the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA)
John Champaign Award (10/1983)
Received as founder and director of the Learning Assistance Center at CSU Long Beach (1972- 1989) from National Association for Remedial/Developmental Studies in Postsecondary Education (NARDSPE)
Inter-American Book Award (06/1962)
Co-awardee with Gerard Sherry for book, American Catholicism and the Intellectual Life, from Catholic Conference on Inter-American Student Problems

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Learning Support Centers in Higher Education (winter 2003)
Grambllng State University - Educational Leadership
Teaching & Facilitating College Study Strategies (Winter 2004)
Grambling State University - Educational Leadership


Best Practices of Learning Support Centers, 12/09/2009
Webinar for Innovative Educators in 2009
Workshop at California Virtual Campus Conference in San Diego, CA.