ERIC Number: ED255169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Starting with Students: Notable Programs, Promising Approaches, and Other Improvement Efforts in American Postsecondary Education. Volume II.
Adelman, Clifford; Reuben, Elaine
Sixty-six descriptions of notable programs and promising practices related to specific problems, practices, and goals in American postsecondary education are presented in this study, a continuation of Volume I. The programs are the result of searches made by the staff of the National Commission on Excellence in Education, although neither the staff nor the Commission has validated these programs. Responses to the Commission's searches were voluntary. The programs are divided into six parts: (1) academic time: calendars of institutions and individuals; (2) retention and academic work; (3) the uses of instructional technology; (4) language: expanding personal space; (5) joint ventures of colleges and employers/worker education; and (6) assessment: the bottom line. Academic time was approached in two ways: as a resource and as an alterable variable in the teaching/learning process that affects student achievement. Most of the profiles in this section address different temporal frameworks within which adults seek education. The section on language focuses on writing, but also addresses reading, listening, and speaking skills, as well as some foreign language programs. The section on assessment covers both student evaluation and the use of assessment information to improve performance measurements. Included is an index listing each institution (as presented in both Volume I and Volume II) with addresses. A letter from the American Council on Education is appended. It explains the categories chosen by the National Commission on Excellence in Education for the identification of notable academic programs. Lists of these categories and of the items to be covered in determining notable programs are presented as an attachment to the letter. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Instruction, College Programs, College Second Language Programs, Competence, Cooperative Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Technology, Labor Force Development, Language Skills, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Schedules, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Time Factors (Learning), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.