ERIC Number: ED332650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Improvement for Undergraduate Education in Texas: College-Level Competencies.
Lopez, Gloria Ann
The report describes a 2-year Texas project which identified academic competencies needed by first-year college students in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and critical thinking. Presentations at conferences and educational meetings brought the competencies and their implications to the attention of over 300 Texas educators. Additional project goals were: improved consistency of content in beginning college-level courses; development of guidelines for placing underprepared students into remedial and developmental classes; facilitation of credit transfer from 2-year to 4-year institutions; and increased awareness of needed academic competencies by high-school students, their parents, and counselors. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.