ERIC Number: ED267834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Special Services Project: Rockland Community College, 1977-1980.
Martin, Margaret R.; And Others
The activities and outcomes of Rockland Community College's Special Services Project (SSP) are described in this report. First, introductory material explains that the SSP was designed to serve those students who entered the college with the most severe educational and economic needs through efforts including the College Skills Program and the English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute. Clientele characteristics and program sites are described next, followed by information on program activities in the areas of student assessment, curriculum development for skill acquisition, counseling services, cultural activities, staff development activities, and advisory committee efforts. Next, the report focuses on institutional impact, information dissemination to other colleges, and staff members. The report concludes with a project evaluation and summary, and recommendations. Extensive appendices include: (1) case studies; (2) sample learning contracts; (3) an account of "Mastery Learning through Clinical Instruction," by Janet R. Brown; (4) statements of objectives for three communication skills learning modules; (5) forms for skills assessment; (6) a taxonomy of communication skills; (7) arithmetic mastery tests and contract; (8) ESL curriculum reports; (9) counseling objectives and contract forms; (10) promotional materials for various SSP activities; and (11) consultants' reports. (EJV)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Outcomes of Education, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.
Note: For related documents, see JC 860 100-104.