ERIC Number: ED243538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Studies as a College Division.
Richards, William R.
Prior to 1980, instructional support services were scattered in various divisions throughout Denver Auraria Community College (DACC), with little sense of mission and coordination. In 1980, the college developed a model for a coordinated instructional support division, based on the identification of the most important instructional and organizational elements of the division and the preparation of goals and objectives for each element. All existing remedial/developmental courses were grouped together; a basic skills assessment was correlated to appropriate curricula; the role of the Learning Development Center was divided into basic skills tutoring and other types of tutorial support; adjunct courses were developed that incorporated basic skills strategies into content courses; and faculty assistance efforts were initiated in the forms of staff development workshops, text readability scans, and in-class presentations for students on skill topics. The use of the model in division planning and review has greatly assisted in bringing together those scattered tutorial services, streamlined staff development efforts, enhanced in-service programs for content staff, stretched resources, and given each of the developmental programs the educational and funding status of belonging to a fully recognized and equally funded division. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Denver Auraria Community College CO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Western Collegiate Reading and Learning Association (San Jose, CA, April 5-8, 1984).