ERIC Number: ED257489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-6
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Response to Student Skill Needs at Grande Prairie Regional College.
A study of student skill levels and remediation needs was conducted at Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC). The study involved: (1) a survey of the literature on the underprepared learner, basic skills, remedial and developmental education, learning skills centers, assessment and placement, attrition, faculty development, and program evaluation; (2) an assessment of the skill levels of entering freshmen in the areas of mathematics, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reference skills; (3) site visits to learning assistance/skill centers at 11 other postsecondary institutions; and (4) the development of recommendations in response to identified student problems (i.e., student failure, student attrition, lack of time for instructors with already heavy course loads, lack of support and remedial materials for college students with skill deficiencies, lack of support for high risk students, lack of short-term assistance, limited support services in study skills, no established skills center, and the lack of an inclusive skills assessment program. This section is followed by a glossary and an extensive bibliography. The bulk of the report consists of appendices providing data from the assessment of student needs, task force information, detailed information on the postsecondary schools visited, evaluation procedures, and information on the cost and staff requirements of the recommended skills center. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grande Prairie Regional Coll. (Alberta).