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ERIC Number: ED179266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Learning Center: Glendale Community College Response to the Developmental Needs of the "New Students."
de Rowe, Cora
The Learning Center at Glendale Community College is described in this four-part report which also evaluates the success of the Center in meeting the needs of new, nontraditional students. Part I reviews the literature dealing with the high dropout rate of nontraditional students admitted via the "open door" and provides definitions for the terms "developmental,""new students," and "learning centers." Part II describes (1) the new college clientele, consisting of "high risk" students from divergent and isolated backgrounds rather than 18-year-old high school graduates; (2) eight goals pursued by the Center in the diagnosis and correction of academic deficiencies; (3) the Center's history; (4) its place within the college organization; (5) the Center's physical facilities and learning materials; (6) the individualized modular programs provided for self-initiated or instructor-referred students; (7) the Center's Writing Lab; and (8) other programs including English as a Second Language and the tutorial program. Part III presents a point by point qualitative evaluation of the Center's services, facilities, budget procedures, and staff and describes the results of another evaluation completed by 155 students and ten instructors. Part IV outlines general conclusions pointing to improvements needed in such areas as training and student follow-up. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Pepperdine University