ERIC Number: ED332183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Write Where You Are: The Off-Campus Composition Course.
Cole, SuzAnne C.
The Houston Community College System has adapted off-campus freshman composition courses to meet the needs of non-traditional college students. The program offers both college option classes for high school seniors, and business, industrial or professional classes for older students. Although there are some problems inherent in both the college option and off-campus business programs, the courses are highly regarded by their constituents. Parents like the idea of their children having an inexpensive trial lap around college hurdles before they leave home; high school students, for the most part, would rather take college English than high school English; and businesses are happy to be able to provide on-site education for the professional growth of their employees. In addition, college administrators are pleased to have the college promoted and publicized, and instructors like the challenge of adapting objectives and pedagogical techniques to a variety of students. For the students themselves, these courses offer a refreshing change of pace, and a more convenient location and time. (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community College Teachers; Houston Community College System TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).