ERIC Number: ED237136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Impacts of the Reforms Which Have Been Initiated at Miami-Dade Community College during the Past Five Years. Research Report No. 83-13.
The impact of the reforms instituted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) during the past 5 years is examined in this report. After noting the success of the Academic Alert program in providing earlier classroom assessment and feedback to students, the report looks at the influences of the reinstatement of placement testing for first-time-in-college students carrying 9 credits or more, any student who has earned 15 credits or more, or any student enrolled in English or math courses. The following section presents conclusions drawn from a study of the effects of the implementation of Standards of Academic Progress, highlighting: (1) the suspension of more than 12,000 students and the saving of more than $1.5 million in reduced full-time equivalent funding to MDCC; (2) a decline in the suspension rate over the latest four quarters, indicating improved student performance; and (3) a retention/graduation rate for black students equal to or above the rate before the imposition of the standards. Finally, effects of the policy prohibiting the use of developmental/remedial courses for the fulfillment of graduation requirements are outlined. The report concludes by stressing the positive responses of faculty, staff, and students to the more rigorous academic standards instituted at MDCC. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.