ERIC Number: ED246942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Learning Assistance Support System for the Washington Community College System.
Carbone, Gilbert J.; Torgerson, Alan
In recognition of the need to improve the delivery of basic skills instruction and other learning assistance services to its students, the Washington community colleges established a statewide support system to encourage resource sharing, promote professional growth, and assess the status of developmental education in the state's 27 two-year colleges. A major aspect of the project was the development of a computerized database of information on teaching strategies, project reports, and research studies. During the course of the project, brief descriptions of 900 such resources were indexed using a system of 28 general topics and 28 specific program items. Other project activities included 5 faculty workshops on technical subjects, 2 general interest statewide meetings, the production of 13 videotapes showing exemplary programs and instructional techniques, the establishment of a statewide professional organization for developmental educators, and the publication of 30 newsletters and bulletins describing aspects of learning assistance programs. Project outcomes included the publication of a planning document, "Platform for Excellence," which reviewed the status of developmental education and offered policy recommendations for developmental education services through the 1980's. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.