ERIC Number: ED293569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Special Services Report: Rockland Community College, 1986-1987.
Martin, Margaret R.; Brown, Janet R.
This report presents information on the third year (1986-87) of the third cycle of Rockland Community College's (RCC) Special Services Project, a program providing remedial and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, counseling, and tutorial services for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The report examines the characteristics of the program's 282 ESL and 93 basic skills participants, the sites at which courses and services were offered, the program's competency assessment and placement system, curricular changes implemented during the year, and counseling services. In addition, the report lists the staff development activities of program personnel and offers a summative project evaluation, concluding that the project serves students with moderate skill deficiencies well, but that some students need support beyond that which is currently provided by the project and the college. Appendixes, which form the greater part of the document, include: (1) RCC's Competency Assessment Policy; (2) the 1986-87 needs assessment report; (3) a sample contract for educational services; (4) a college skills taxonomy; (5) tutorial reports; and (6) proposals for seminars/courses in "Understanding Human Behavior,""College Skills I, II, and III,""Relaxation and Stress Reduction,""Personal and Interpersonal Growth," and "Occupational Awareness." (EJV)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, English (Second Language), High Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Performance Contracts, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockland Community Coll., Suffern, NY.
Note: Appendixes D and F have been removed because of poor reproducibility. Appendix L contained copyrighted material and has also been removed. For previous years' data, see ED 267 834-839 and ED 273 343.