ERIC Number: ED253267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Remediation in the California Community Colleges: Proposals for Board Policies and Actions.
Farland, Ronnald W.
Developed by the Chancellor's Task Force on Academic Quality, this report presents background, analysis, and recommendations concerning remedial offerings in the California community colleges. Part I presents background material on the scope of remediation in the colleges, and the student constituencies and social conditions that have created the need for remediation. Part II cites existing operational definitions of remedial education, noting the inadequacies of each, and proposes a new definition of remediation as appropriate for community colleges: "Remediation is that process which is designed to assist students to attain those learning skills necessary to succeed in college transfer, certificate, or degree courses and programs..." Part III discusses and responds to recommendations made in the California Postsecondary Education Commission's Report "Promises to Keep," concerning the respective roles of the postsecondary educational segments; policies regarding credit for remedial courses; processes of evaluating remediation; and relationships with adult schools. Part IV presents a Task Force proposal for establishing state policy regarding remediation among the various educational segments. Finally, part V contains the specific actions which the Task Force recommended for consideration by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.