ERIC Number: ED214574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Developmental Program at Alvin Community College: A Description. Revised Edition.
Alvin Community Coll., TX.
This booklet describes the history, rationale, and operations of Alvin Community College (ACC's) Developmental Education Program. Section I, first, outlines the college's commitment to the philosophy of developmental education; second, provides a history of developmental education at ACC, covering the adoption of an open-door policy, the establishment of a developmental curriculum committee, the opening of a learning laboratory, the provision of special services for disadvantaged students under a federal grant, and the changes in organizational responsibilities for developmental education within the college; and third, establishes the need for the program. Section II examines the goals and outcomes of the program, specifying target groups to be reached and appropriate human development, basic skills, and preparation goals. Section III describes the operation of the program with reference to: (1) its organization and the roles and responsibilities of staff and administrators; (2) student diagnosis processes, which include referral, placement, and advisement; and (3) the prescribed courses in basic skills and human development. Section IV proposes a model and procedures for program evaluation, while Section V contains a consultant's report on the program's successful operation. Appendices provide information on course syllabi, exit criteria, grading policies, registration, a sample course plan, and learning laboratory procedures. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Philosophy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Student Development, Two Year Colleges
Alvin Community College, Associate Dean of Student and Instructional Services, 3110 Mustang Road, Alvin, TX 77511 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alvin Community Coll., TX.