ERIC Number: ED263944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Re-Thinking Board of Governor's Policies Concerning Remediation in Community Colleges.
Smith, Joshua L.
Four staff recommendations are presented for the consideration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, concerning the provision of remediation in the community colleges. After section I provides background on the issues that have been raised regarding remediation at the college level, section II reviews the board's policies and actions concerning the subject to date, concluding that the board should develop a policy concerning the establishment of an "academic skills floor" for community college remedial programs. Section III introduces a proposal for the development of policies responsive to the "floor issue," setting out four premises for the subsequent recommendations and data which illuminate the likely effects of establishing a floor. Finally, the report includes the following recommendations: (1) community colleges should continue to be regarded in state policy as the primary postsecondary providers of remedial instruction and services; (2) students who fail to meet satisfactory progress standards should be dismissed; (3) community colleges should provide for the full range of remedial instruction needed to correct the skills deficiencies exhibited by students who enroll; and (4) the Board should reiterate its earlier call for a joint comparative study of remediation in the credit mode in community colleges and in adult, noncredit programs under the auspices of high school and community college districts. The recommendations and their implications are discussed. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California