ERIC Number: ED207656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
A Plan for Improving Instruction and Services for Developmental Skills Students at Fresno City College.
Cramer, Ray; Liberty, Susan
Prepared by the Developmental Skills Committee at Fresno City College (FCC), this report proposes a program of skills instruction and services for underprepared students. Following a historical background, the report defines the underprepared student and outlines the assumptions about budget, course sequencing, and responsibility for curriculum development which underlie the recommendations. The report continues with recommendations for methodology, which stress the need for both lecture and laboratory experiences, mastery learning, and clear course objectives. Descriptions are then provided of specific courses in English and mathematics and guidance and readiness work in major fields (i.e., science, health, business, social science, technology, and humanities). Next, the report presents recommendations for assessment, placement, and the determination of course prerequisites. A required counseling component and a probation policy for students whose progress is unsatisfactory are outlined in the next section of the report, which is followed by recommendations for awarding credit for developmental work. After providing job descriptions for necessary staff, the report concludes with recommendations for implementing the program, which suggest funding sources. The appendices describe current probation policies at FCC, profile the underprepared student, and describe services currently offered by FCC for high-risk students. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Coll., CA.