ERIC Number: ED211822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Learning Skills Curriculum Development. Final Report.
Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.
The Truckee Meadows Community College curriculum development project was designed to enhance the success of underprepared college students aspiring to succeed in the college's occupational and general educational programs. Initial plans called for (1) the development of individualized learning and basic skills modules; (2) creation of an open-entry, open-exit, individualized, self-paced, mastery level, for-credit program in basic and learning skills; and (3) development of a contractual competency based curriculum with objectives and units small enough for the underprepared student to manage. A professional staff member was employed to develop the curriculum, and that staff person and another staff member attended the Institute for Directors and Staff of College Learning Centers at the University of California at Berkeley, in June, 1981. As a result of attending this conference, it was decided to gather information on available curriculum packages, rather than to develop new modules; and to develop handouts for students, survey faculty, and implement a pilot project in the fall semester of 1981. Consequently, the staff member concentrated on acquiring material most appropriate for the anticipated learning center student population, developing handouts for interested students, and designing procedures and policies for the opening of a Learning Assistance and Study Skills Center. The Learning Center opened on a limited basis in September, 1981, and is providing a positive new service to the underprepared learner at the college. (Handout materials on note taking, preparing for college courses, test taking, and reading and studying are included in the report.) (KC)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educationally Disadvantaged, Individualized Instruction, Learning Laboratories, Learning Modules, Minimum Competencies, Programed Instruction, Reading Skills, Study Skills, Two Year Colleges, Vocabulary Skills, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Authoring Institution: Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.