ERIC Number: ED186056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Background Information concerning Miami-Dade Community College.
Losak, John; And Others
Seven essays are presented that deal with the students, instruction, and administration of Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC). First, John Losak considers the M-DCC student population since 1969, providing data on ethnicity, age of students, male/female enrollments, foreign student enrollments, program diversity, skill level of enrolling students, and full-/part-time enrollments. Robert H. McCabe describes the restructuring of programs and policies and the student flow model developed at M-DCC to meet the challenge of increasing student diversity, declining enrollments and financial and public support, and changing federal goals. J. Terence Kelly and Richard Schinoff examine M-DCC policies concerning the academic diagnosis and placement of entering students, discuss various approaches to student advisement, and describe the academic alert program which is used to periodically inform students about their performance in relation to M-DCC's standards of academic progress. Piedad F. Robertson outlines the components of the Emphasis on Excellence Program for outstanding students. Kamala Anandam describes the Response System with Variable Prescription (RSVP) program used at M-DCC to provide computer-based instruction. In the final two essays, Harold Andrews explores the use of instructional media at M-DCC, and Hattie Daniels assesses the college's commitment to affirmative action in admissions and hiring. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrative Change, Affirmative Action, College Role, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Counseling, Educational Media, Educational Testing, Enrollment Trends, Honors Curriculum, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Innovation, Multicampus Colleges, Program Descriptions, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Note: Pages 3-11, 42-45 were deleted due to irreproducibility