ERIC Number: ED332746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Underprepared Students: Strategies from Faculty.
Long Beach City Coll., CA.
Compiled from a 1986 survey of Long Beach City College (LBCC) faculty, this guidebook provides a wide range of information on the underprepared student. Introductory material reviews basic assumptions and common points of agreement concerning underprepared students and stresses the need for sharing approaches to assisting the large numbers of academically underprepared who now attend community colleges. Next, a section on assessment is provided, looking at what assessment and matriculation have to offer the underprepared student, California state guidelines, informal and formal diagnostic techniques, and on-going sources of diagnostic information. The next section explores instructor intervention, covering methods for working with underprepared students, including class organization techniques, presentation methods, reinforcement techniques, testing procedures, individualized assignments, handouts, teaching study skills, peer support and group study, student feedback, individual counseling, and instructor attitudes and behavior. The final section provides a directory of LBCC resources of interest to underprepared and other students. Each entry in the directory lists key services provided, eligible students, procedures for using the services, hours, location, telephone number, contact person, and any special equipment offered. Appendixes include the faculty questionnaire, and an extensive sample of instructional materials designed to assist the underprepared student submitted by the surveyed LBCC faculty. An evaluation form for the guidebook is also attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Community Colleges, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Resources, Educationally Disadvantaged, Faculty Handbooks, High Risk Students, Minimum Competencies, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Long Beach City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: Long Beach City College CA
Note: Partially funded by the John W. Porter Trust.