ERIC Number: ED181946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-15
Reference Count: 0
The Loop College Individual Needs (IN) Program: An Analysis of Its Success and a Guide to the Implementation or Adaptation of Its Techniques.
The Loop College's Individual Needs (IN) Program is a total support service and academic program for high-risk students during their first semesters at the college. This descriptive report begins by describing IN's personnel requirements and the duties of the program director, the program advisor, the senior tutor/Developmental Learning Manager (DLM), and six full-time and two part-time DLM's. The following section considers the traits which characterize an effective teacher of non-traditional students, the grading strategy used in IN, course design, and the use of audio-visual materials. With regard to the IN curricula, the report discusses restrictions on course load and selection (students take no more than 12 units and are required to take developmental courses focusing on communications skills and individual development), block programming, scheduling considerations, and modified registration procedures. Support services, including peer-level tutoring, personalized supplementary instruction, intensive study skills training, and peer-reinforcement in tutoring, are also discussed in this section. The final section of the report focuses on the student-centered aspects of IN, i.e., assessment activities during registration to identify prospective IN students, the voluntary nature of IN, appropriate learning strategies, realistic advisement, and career counseling. (AYC)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Basic Skills, College Programs, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, Educationally Disadvantaged, Grading, Multimedia Instruction, Personnel Needs, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Scheduling, School Registration, Student Placement, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Tutoring, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Loop Coll.
Identifiers: Course Design