ERIC Number: ED210079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-2
Reference Count: 0
Status Report on Remediation in Higher Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
In response to legislative mandate, this report assesses the status of remediation in postsecondary education in Illinois and presents recommendations concerning remedial education to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). After five resolutions dealing with remediation are presented as they were adopted by the IBHE and State Board of Education, the report describes and presents the findings of two surveys on remediation. The report reveals that all of the state's community colleges and state universities were surveyed and asked: (1) to inventory and report on the magnitude of all remediation activities on their campuses; (2) to provide their rationale for offering remediation; (3) to explain how students were identified for remedial assistance and how they were subsequently evaluated; (4) to indicate if credit toward graduation was granted for remedial courses; (5) to describe the organization of remedial activities; and (6) to predict the future of remedial studies on the campuses. The report then presents operational definitions for remediation, prerequisite courses, learning skills offerings, tutoring, and special assistance programs. The remainder of the paper describes remedial efforts at public universities and community colleges, provides a summary and assessment of the steps taken by the colleges to comply with IBHE policies, and presents further policy recommendations which are intended to facilitate progress toward the IBHE's goals of minimizing university remedial programs by 1983. (AYC)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Change Strategies, College Role, Community Colleges, Courses, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Instruction, State Boards of Education, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.