ERIC Number: ED390466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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Institutional Change as a Renewal Process: The NHMCCD Model.
Brock, Cher; And Others
In order to better meet the needs of a diverse and rapidly changing service area, the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD), in Texas, began in the late 1980's to initiate improvements in the areas of instructional methods, student services, community outreach, and technological support. Instructional changes have included the incorporation of interdisciplinary studies and team-taught block courses combining world civilization with the history of art, or the history of philosophy with world literature. Another example of instructional renewal was the implementation of an honors program in fall 1993 which offers students three ways to take courses and three levels of involvement with the program: as basic Honors Students; as Honors Graduates, completing at least 16 hours of honors credit; and as Honors Scholars, or Honors Graduates who have completed a service project. The NHMCCD also obtained a Title III grant specifically designed to provide faculty with development opportunities and to increase student success and persistence through the development of a language skills center, an applied learning center, a computerized assessment center, an institutional research program, and an improved developmental mathematics program. Finally, the District has undertaken efforts to improve relations with the external community through faculty membership in community-based committees dealing with the direction of the District and the formation of sustainable external partnerships with the community, business and industry, and other universities. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: North Harris Montgomery Community College Dist TX
Note: In: Proceedings of the National Conference on Successful College Teaching (18th, Orlando, Florida, February 26-28, 1994); see JC 960 033.