ERIC Number: ED160173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-3
Report of the Basic Studies Curriculum Task Force on its Assessment and Recommendations for a Basic Studies Curriculum and its Implementation.
Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.
Remedial courses at Oakton Community College have traditionally been offered, along with mainstream courses, through the general studies curriculum. As the need for remedial courses, as indicated by student assessment, was found to be greater than the demand for such courses, a proposal was developed for a basic studies curriculum consisting strictly of developmental courses. These courses, in arithmetic, algebra, composition, reading, and study skills, are designed to prepare the student for any baccalaureate transfer or career program. Students are not expected to take all courses, but, after skill deficiencies have been identified through a battery of psychological and diagnostic tests, are counseled to take those remedial courses which will strengthen their weaknesses concurrently with mainstream courses for which their skills are adequate. The curriculum proposal describes the role of the basic studies committee and staff in program implementation; discusses budgetary needs and how they can be met; outlines student services, including a learning laboratory, diagnostic appraisal, testing, tutoring, open laboratory time and use of facilities, modularized instruction, special services for vocational/technical students, peer counseling, student development, faculty counseling, and evaluation of the basic studies program. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.
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